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Astrid? More like Ast-red.

There's a little bit of red in everything I do. My granddad once told me that every work of art needs a spot of red in it, and I believe that whole-heateredly. And because I can't pull off red lipstick, I wear red trousers.

I've been sewing for about four years, ever since my mother-in-law let me borrow Grendal, the Mean Green Sewing Machine. Grendal has happily been replaced by a machine that can sew in a straight line, and now here I am, in love with patchwork and modern, geometric quilts. Lots of white, limited colour palettes. This year, I've discovered wonky stars and can't get enough.

Thanks for being here -- I hope you'll say hello!


Emily Howell said...

You have an adorable family! This introduction made me laugh out loud. I am happy to have stumbled across your blog - can't wait to read it!

Sienna said...

Hi Astrid! I just found your blog (via fox quilt on Pinterest). I'm very happy I did. It's very inspirational. After years of wanting to learn how to quilt I finally signed up for two classes starting on Friday! Yay. You blog made me happy. Your quilts are so incredible. And your red is my "yellow".

Alejandra said...

Hi, i 'm Alejandre from Spain. I love you work and i love you family and you! I hope learn whit you

A Taylored World said...

Hi! I just found your blog from a blog forum, I have a DIY craft blog as well and am currently working on my first quilt!! You're blog is fantastic and your quilts or gorgeous and modern and I hope to achieve that in my first one, yours have certainly been great inspiration and help!