February 18, 2010
Fortified with homemade apple cake
( recipe at the end of this blog)
and fragrant coffee , it is time to continue the magical tour
of Ursula’s modest stash.
This clever and creative solution to fabric storage is a commercial greeting card display unit, discarded by a local office supply store.
Ursula particularly likes it because the shelves slope slightly , and diminish in depth from bottom to top,providing maximum light access.
Behold the strippers!
A project started last summer with the assistance of Ursula’s mother.
As Ursula completes a project she prepares the fabric scraps for their next act.
Note the boxes as well as the hanger.
Ursula has meticulously cut her fabric scraps into 2 1/2, 2, 1 1/2, and 1 1/4 inch strips,
all carefully sorted and labeled, for instant audition and use in new patterns.
Larger fabric folds are stored in boxes.
Coveted silk jewels are stashed in a bureau drawer.
across from original crazy patch sampler and beginner quilt.
Around the corner and up the stairs begins a journey past Ursula’s tree collection.
As a baby and child in Germany, she loved to look at a tree outside her window.
This inspired a lifelong passion for collecting tree images, that now fill her the halls of her home.
Trees inspired her prize winning quilt , and pattern October Sky.
Trees continue to inspire her daily. This is her upstairs view, past her apples tree to her old studio.
TIME FOR YOU TO MAKE CAKE
we’ll continue the tour and lesson next week.
I would never have thought that after learning how to deal with the imperial measuring system in order to quilt, I would also have to deal with a translation of my favourite cake recipe from measuring everything in grams to cups. But here it is: