Sunday, January 25, 2009

Project Improv

Today I was at a flea market and bought this magazine from 1963. A cover like this, who can resist it!

cover, 'daddy is doing the dishes'

Dad is wearing mom's apron and is doing the dishes, while his two little girls wolk by giggling about their well behaving daddie. How things changed! (project improve? I hope)

But now, Project Improve,

I thought, peace of cake! make a block, leave the rules and improvise!
But I did not like my result... so I thought 'hup, het mes erin!'
I'll cut it in peaces.

project improve

Then I made an enormous mess...

project improve

let all boundaries go... and sew!

project improve

project improve

And that's what I did.

Have a good start of the week everyone,

25 comments:

astrid said...

sean connery wearing an apron!
Nice fabrics and choice of colour

Ravenhill said...

Brilliantly beautiful! I love it and your fantastic handwork is why I have given you an award! Please drop by and read what I wrote and then make some other bloggers happy that you thought of them by passing it on!
~Emily

Heidi said...

wauw kleurenexplosie!! Ik ruik de lente al.

nicolette said...

Stunning blocks Heleen!!!! What a great idea to cut them up!

I remember those Panorama’s!

Katy said...

that magazine cover is so funny!

I am in love with that block - it's wonderful!

Jackie said...

Flea markets are great! I love the cover of the magazine, but I absolutely love the block that you made it is fantastic!!!!

Marian said...

Prachtig! Wat een zonnige kleuren!

Stephanie said...

Your magazine is a great find! What gorgeous fabrics and blocks. You did a fantastic job!

Smila said...

WOW!WOW!WOW!
The colors are so beautiful!

Liebe Grüße, Smila

LiLi M. said...

Whow zeker een goed begin van de week met al die vrolijke kleurtjes! Ik vind het moedig dat je hup het mes er in zette, maar het blijkt wel een heel goed idee te zijn!

Voor one world one heart heb ik ook een give away op mijn blog. Als je in de gelegenheid bent kom langs en beproef je geluk!

sewkalico said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun!
I love that apron!!

Karen said...

WOW!!! Your block is HOT HOT HOT!!! I LOVE IT;) It makes me smile. Pinks and Oranges are a favorite combo of mine. Well Done;)

Kaja said...

Look at that frown on the mans face!!
I doubt that I would ever get my DH to wear such an apron, even today.

LilyHaven said...

That block is stunning....beautiful....radiant. I love the happy and bright colors. Great job.

And that Dad wearing the apron is hilarious! I had to do a double take.

Shannon

Shannon said...

Very Nice!

Dawn said...

These are the YUMMIEST ever!

Anonymous said...

My dad sometimes wears one of moms' aprons when he is helping in the kitchen. Times like parties and family days when mom is cooking for lots of people. Sometimes he forgets and brings out a tray of something wearing the apron and gets a few remarks!!! Moms' aprons are like the photo only longer , she calls them pinafores.

M.Kate said...

I like Sean Connery, the first James Bond :D and you've been so busy, what a fun weekend.

henny said...

hi helen...
your quilt block is really colorful, so pinkish:)
I know your blog from Ravenhill's.

creative breathing said...

Helene You are an artist! I would be so afraid to cut into the square! Beautiful colors for the spring! Elizabeth

MariecusBruyn said...

prachtig, dit kleurrijke lijnenspel

Guðrún said...

This ended very well.

Eileen said...

Wow. I wish I could make a big mess like that and have the same results! beautiful.
Heleen.. this is the cutest picture from a magazine! I am going to use it for my wallpaper if you don't mine. :-)

Kristen said...

fabulous! just love the final look - really makes me want to try my hand at quilting!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

very fun blocks - you did a great job. love the colors.