Sunday, 1 March 2009

Geckos and selvedges

I haven't done much sewing this week, as I spent most of my free time reading. I'm devouring the Jodi Picoult books at the moment - Nineteen minutes is a great book, well worth reading!

So the owl quilt isn't finished yet - I'm half way through hand sewing on the binding, hope to finish it today or tomorrow.

I did make a few postcards - the theme for the Fibermail card of the month was Geluk. This Dutch word can mean either 'luck' or 'happiness' in English. I decided to go for 'luck' and first thought of shamrocks, horseshoes etc. But there were some other members who had the same idea, so I looked for more good luck symbols on the internet and discovered that in many Asian countries geckos are seen as bringers of good luck. I love geckos - we have quite a few in our house and they are so elegant!

So I sunprinted a gecko shape on some bits of fabric and made these cards:

One is for the group, the other for a Dutch quilter who was kind enough to send me some selvedge strips. I asked for them on my Dutch and Australian mailing lists and a lot of people sent me their strips. I'm sending them a fabric postcard to say thank you. Here, this is how many strips I have got now!


Anonymous said...

Your blog is lovely; I sincerely admire your talent and creativity.

By the by, even as a stranger, I'm excited for you in your upcoming trip to the Netherlands!

I lived there off and on over the course of a few years and miss it terribly.

Ellen said...

hallo Linda
Ik las net op de fibermail yahoo groep dat ik jouw kaart mag ontvangen ,ben helemaal blij.
Kijk uit naar je Gecko
Groetjes Ellen

Nicole & Phil said...

your owl looks fabulous! i am looking forward to seeing what you do with all those selvedges!
I have the Jodi book in my pile to read...and I know once I start it, nothing else will get done!
also try and get to the library and try Paullina Simons, Eleven hours...I couldn't put it down! ;)