From October 2006 to the end of 2007 we lived in Singapore (with several :) home leaves). It was James' last assignment from the company before retirement. The wife of one of his colleges knew I was a lacemaker = threads = textiles so she introduced me to this group of her friends. They met every Thursday in somebody's house and they were ... quilters! Living in/near Paducah (Quilt City USA) for about 30 years I had always said "I am a lacemaker. I can't see the point of cutting up perfectly good fabric to sew it together again". I thought may be I can make lacemakers out of them. Oh well ... I pieced 9 quilt tops that year and helped Sarah with another one. They were wonderful ladies and I so enjoyed Thursdays!!!
Unfortunately the putting them together and quilting them is another story. But I am getting braver!
finished October 2009
size: 51 1/2 x 66 inches
finished November 2009
size: 42 1/2 x 58 1/2
size: 42 1/2 x 56 1/2
Finished on time for Christmas for Helen and Ben. Ben calls it a half-quilt. He is right. A shame that it is not bigger. All of these quilts were meant to be lap-quilts.
finished 2010-01-18 at 23:20 hrs (I was so happy that I noted even the time)
size: 56 x 72
Title: "Nachts sind alle Katzen grau" (this is a German saying: in the night all cats are grey). So true, so true.
Marshall is the grandson of friends from our church in Paducah. The quilt was auctioned at the 2010 Quilt Show and went to a minister's wife in Louisville KY. That's all I know.
this picture was taken in Singapore (unfinished)
the colors are not bold enough but the next is too pink. I remember when I bought this fabric in Chinatown.
finished September 2012
machine quilted by me
given as a gift to Ute who had said she would like 'the map' which I used for the back
finished April 2013
This is truly a Singapore quilt because this fabric is used for the dresses of the Singapore Airline stewardesses. In blue it is the tourist class, in green it is the business class and in red first class. Thinking about it now I probably should have used the green. Loved traveling to Singapore in business class. Sigh.
Machine quilted by me with variegated thread.
Binding done by Helen.
Size: 45 1/2 x 61
This is a crazy quilt in the stack+whack-method.
I bought the pattern.
I will make a wall-hanging and plan to insert all my lace-bits which I made testing and learning. I was also given a lot of ornament pieces (bobbinlace as well as tatting) from friends which I want to sew on. It will be a while until this is done.
More lace would be accepted, ha-ha.
This was a fun project with Sarah when she was staying with us in Singapore for 9 weeks doing one of the 4th year internships at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital because she was allowed to do one in a foreign country if she spoke the language and had accommodations. The official language in Singapore is English and of course she had a room with us.
You can see the layering in the photo above with all the pins.
Here Sarah is busy cutting ...
8 of 9
This is mine. You can see how different the colors look in the photos even so it's the same base fabric. Taking true photos is more difficult then making the quilts.
9 of 9
This is the first and original cats quilt. It's a pattern from the internet and these colors where suggested (I think ... it has been a long time). I made the black+white afterwards.
It is still unfinished.
First attempt at the back. Didn't like it.
So, actually, taking inventory like this was a good thing. Including Sarah's I only have to catch up with four. Out of ten including Sarah's. Not so bad any more.