I disappeared in quilting land to finish my large quilt. It's done, and I'm trying to enter it in a juried show. I don't think I'm going to post it before I know if it's in or not, but here's another little peek at the quilting.
I've also been working on the collaborative piece with my little GD.
We started to machine-quilt it, but she quickly lost interest... She says it's taking too long and it's boring... She would much prefer to embroider it. I think I'm going to quilt it myself, and then let her try the machine embroidery stitches. She likes the flowers and the heart stitches of course.


I started quilting the beast. It's been a long time since I worked on such a large quilt.
It's not really that large I know, but for the last few years I had been making small pieces. 12"x12" or even smaller.
I did the sandwich in the usual way and usual place (my living room floor). I used safety pins to secure the layers together. The batting is cotton and the backing is a old bedsheet that I hand-dyed.
In some areas, I'm quilting lines, very close lines. It's taking me forever on my old faithful machine.
I also started a new collaboration with a very young quilter. It's ready for quilting too. And it makes me smile just thinking of it!

Expo Veldhoven

Yesterday, I visited Expo Veldhoven 2014. I arrived there so early that I was the second visitor to enter the hall! I had a very good time at the show, but I didn't take many photos as I was too busy chatting with old friends and also making new ones.
Anyway, here are a few pictures among my favorites.
The first one is "Dutch Colors" by Willy Doreleijers.

Next is "Skateboarders", a collaborative work by Susan Chapman, Christine Restall, Janet McCallum and Beverley Wood, from the group By Design.
Please read about their working process on their website.

The next quilt is "Insieme" by Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix.

And then "Treasure Box" by Reiko Kato. (Sorry, the website is in Japanese. ;-)  )

I think it was the first time I had the opportunity to speak four different languages in such a short time span, and I must say I had some trouble falling asleep after this!