zondag 21 december 2014

winter solstice

It was the shortest day today
and not a very bright one.
So I sat near the window to finish
my little solstice quiltlet

Winter solstice 2014

For the sun rays using kantha stitches, worked out pretty good, I think.
(in fact with kantha stitching you use running stitches that
are paired neatly next to each other, which gives 
the funny looking rivulets in the fabric)

Here are the two solstice pieces sisterly (or is it brotherly ?)
next to each other.

And on the backside too.

The sun goes to its turning point and the days are (slowly)
getting longer.
(for the northern hemisphere that is ...)

I wish a lot of warm and bright days 
to anyone who need it.

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Beautiful work, Els! Happy Holidays to you! xo

  2. I love what you did! is adorable.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

  3. Ja, der kürzeste Tag, und wie es scheint, auch der finsterste.. danke für die sonnigen Farben!
    Liebe Grüße

  4. the "backs"!, the Other sides!!!!!!

    they are Beauty FULL, Els....and seem to Point the Way!!!

  5. Els, your work is so beautiful and those colours really shine. I could never do such neat sewing as you but I do like sewing, it is very relaxing. It sounds like it was a perfect day creating the patches during the Solstice.
    Have a lovely Christmas.
    Best wishes,
    Jo. x

  6. thank you thank you thankyou....I never 'saw' the kantha stitches done evenly to give ridges...high lines....I just know it's very textural. I am glad you show your backs too, I do it too. I think I will have to come back often to this post....there is so much good in that one little square!

  7. beyond beauty....wat mooi
    en ik heb jouw werk mogen voele
    touching work of Els is a miracle too!
    lo ve the light sweetie!

  8. So beautiful, this lifts up my mood in these grey days. Happy Christmas

  9. Hi, Els! So glad I found a moment to stop by. These are really gorgeous pieces--love your use of color and stitch. They're so cheerful when the days are so short. Have a Happy Holiday Season!
    best, nadia

  10. Thanks, I need the sun. It peeks only a little bit above the horizon. It is time to dream of the colorful spring tulips in Holland. Your quilts remind me of those.

  11. Ik voel de warmte van de zon door jouw werk heen. Zo prachtig! Ik wens je een heel goed 2015.

  12. We have the sun,but it is cold and icy. All the best for 2015 to you too.

  13. such lovely cloths, and how delightful to see the backs as well, they make me smile. Longer days are coming as you say; light is increasing, though jolly cold light :-)