Sunday, September 29, 2013

and once more SAQA auction

The annual online SAQA auction is divided into 3 weeks. This is the piece I got in the 3rd part of the auction:

Patricia used paint and free motion quilting on a whole cloth quilt.
Although this was the last part of the online auction, there are still 2 pages of quilts which will be auctioned in Houston. However there are 2 days: October 28 and 29 on which you can place an online bid either $ 750 or $ 550. The next 5 days it is in-person bidding. Here are the pages:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SAQA auction

I was able to buy another quilt at the SAQA auction. This time a piece created by Sharon Collins. She used fused applique and free motion quilting on it. Here is the picture:
Tomorrow the 3rd part of the online auction starts. Check out these 2 links to see which pieces you can bid on:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Six trees

Last week I showed you the beginning of this piece. After the piecing I quilted it, added the shadows and finally the trees:
For the trees I used mulberry bark and some black paintstick. Only the bark was too white. Am I satisfied with this piece? Not completely, but because of the thickness of the bark I cannot applique additional leaves on it, so it will have to stay like this. This quilt is my 4th piece for this year for the Voyage group.
I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

SAQA auction

Not only do I donate to the annual SAQA auction, it is also a place for me to buy small art. This is the quilt I bought with the first part of this year's auction:

Belinda used hand dyed and shibori dyed fabric for it. The leaves are raw applique and the flowers are thread painted.
Tomorrow starts the second batch of this auction. Here are the 2 links for that: and

Friday, September 13, 2013

New quilt started

This is the background for my new quilt for Voyage. For a number of years I was a member of an online dyeing group in which we swapped samples of color wheel dyeing. Because of this swapping I literally have thousands of 2,5"x2,5" square pieces of fabric. I don not need these samples anymore for color references so I am using them - slowly by slowly - in projects. This top is made from roughly 270 strips of fabric, in total 90 different colors. As it is for Voyage, the size is only 12"x17". After I took this picture I quilted it so my next step will be adding the applique.
I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday's.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Another auction is ending in a couple of days

There is another auction going on at the moment in which one of my quilts - plus the banner - is up. This one ends on September 21. Check out this link to see what else is available:
Prices are very reasonable. This is my quilt:
The current bid on it is US$ 30,-. No doubt one of you can do better :-)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I just received an email from SAQA that my quilt sold for US$ 350,-. Isn't that a wonderful price :-))

Monday, September 09, 2013

SAQA auction starts today

The annual SAQA auction starts today at 02.00 PM Eastern and my quilt is in the first batch. Here are the links for the 2 pages for which the auction starts today:

Happy bidding and hopefully your bid is the winning one :-)

Friday, September 06, 2013

Landscape exhibit

This quilt of mine is included in the Landscapes Art Exhibition organised by Light, Space & Time Gallery. Click on this link to see who else is included.
Oops, I almost forgot to mention that I got a Special Recognition Award for it:-)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Life at the Beach

Lately I have been neglecting my quilting and my blog because most of my time was taken by a very addicting computer game called FarmVille 2 and knitting. But the quilt I started early August is finally finished. As usual for quilts which I make for Sky-is-the-Limit.