If you have ever read Asterix and Obelix, you don't need an explanation of the name of these mini-projects.
For those among you who have never read Asterix and Obelix, please go to the nearest library and ask for at least one copy of this classic cartoon telling the stories of the last unconquered Gallic village during the reign of the Roman emperors. If the nearest library is closed, then let us tell you that sesterces are coins representing the antique currency used during the particular era when the Gallic heroes withstood the Romans and their attempts to subdue them.
Sesterces in Quilt around the World speak are mini-projects resembling large coins with a front and back. Their size allows you to be playful, yet they can be finished quickly. They are meant to unleash the creative potential in you, invite you to try things you have never tried before and produce a small decorative item that doesn't take up a lot of space in either home or life.
Sesterces are meant to be quick creative activities which allow us to try one or more techniques in a small project. For us, this usually serves the purpose of focusing our minds on whether to include new techniques in our Techniques section or not. The “Four – Ships” Sesterce is a great example because it uses three different colour manipulation techniques: Sunprinting, frottage and stencilling... (8 August 2011)
The Sterntaler Sesterce has many sources of inspiration.
First of all, we have always been interested in the process of weaving. Of course, our visit to the Weavers’ Market in Haslach in summer 2010 contributed to our renewed enthusiasm for weaving. ;-) Luckily, we have managed so far NOT to bring a real loom back to the flat.
And we are always looking for new ideas to use up even the most humble cut offs produced while working on “serious” projects. If you have already read the articles on Scrap Management , you are familiar with this hobby of our’s... (25 and 26 January 2011)
If this Sesterce were a recapitulative comment on summer 2010, it should be more appropriately named „Here goes the sun“...
We started our design for the first Sesterce based on an old black and white postcard of the Munich Frauenkirche bought at the Auer Dult...