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Scraphappy October

Scraphappy October

Last month I joined Kate and Gun’s Scraphappy group. Around the middle of each month we share something made from scraps. Today I worked on some scrappy blocks. I have been making these for quite some time, but I have a lot of scraps left. I am only using the left overs from my scraps … Continue reading

Spool Star Holiday wreath

Spool Star Holiday wreath

Do you remember the small wallhanging that I made using my foundation paper pieced Spool Star block? Playing with the Spool Star block is turning out very inspiring. So many ideas! Let’s look at the first new layout, a Holiday wreath! The traditional red and green, with some vintage-style blue and pink. This block works … Continue reading

Spool Star introductions

Spool Star introductions

Quite a few years ago I drew some quilt designs in a notebook, which I promptly forgot about. When cleaning and sorting through the papers in my sewing room this Summer, I came across this notebook again. One of the designs I had come up with, I want to present to you today. I have … Continue reading

Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt.

Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt.

It has been a while since you saw anything from this kitchen project. The blocks are from the ‘Tea for Kate’ set that I designed in 2016. This is what I started out planning. I used lots of Alison Glass fabrics combined with lots of ‘pretty friends’. The blocks are 12x 12 inch and I … Continue reading

QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2020

QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2020

Last September I had the opportunity to help put together blocks for the second QuiltCon Charity Quilt by the Dutch Modern Quilt Guild of which I am a member. We were each asked to put 5 blocks together of 4 different letters and a ‘space’. The letters form the words BLACK and WHITE in various … Continue reading

F2F3-October

F2F3-October

I had sent these blocks out early… and they arrived last of all the F2F bunch… because I wrote the wrong address on the envelope… YIKES! I am so happy that they are finally in Moira’s hands in beautiful Texas. Moira requested blocks in various beiges, browns and a bit of duck egg blue. Luckily … Continue reading

F2F3 September – blue and pink

F2F3 September – blue and pink

In September, the Foot-to-Freestyle-3rd edition group joined forces to create blocks for Nanette. She had requested blocks in dusty pinks with various blues. After finishing the second block I discovered that I had misread the text of her request which actually said dusty pinks and blues ON A BLUE BACKGROUND…. OOPS! So I set out to … Continue reading

F2F3 July and August

F2F3 July and August

May last year I put these small blocks together for my Hot Green quilt… which is still waiting to be quilted, by the way… I put these small blocks the middle of the flying geese border. I really like making these small blocks so I grabbed the pattern again for my F2F3 swap blocks for … Continue reading

F2F3 June

F2F3 June

It is a GO! The third round of ‘Foot to Freestyle’ has started. As before, all blocks are 12″, the makers decide the block patterns and the receiver decides on the color scheme. Lynn, miss June,  has requested this beautiful peaceful color scheme of cremes, pinks and soft greys.   These are the blocks that … Continue reading

Tea and Cake

Tea and Cake

For a while now I have been wanting to go back to one of my first quilting loves; foundation paper piecing. At a quilt show this last month I found this selection of gorgeous fabrics. Most of these are Allison Glass from her collection of 2017 and 2018. I did add some others in small … Continue reading

3 Months ago, Wow!

3 Months ago, Wow!

Yes, it has been 3 months last my last blogpost. WOW! I didn’t even realize it was that long. I will need several blogpost to share everything with you. One of the most important things that happened these last 3 months, is that my longarm machine arrived!  I have been wanting a longarm from the moment … Continue reading

Dazzling orphan

Dazzling orphan

While rummaging for more scraps I found this old orphan block from 2013 hiding in a box. That year I designed this foundation paper piecing pattern called Dazzle and I tested the block in different fabric combinations. I don’t think this particular block ever made it to the blog that I had just started that … Continue reading

Hot Green quilt top FINISHED!!!

Hot Green quilt top FINISHED!!!

Yes, yes, yes! I did it!!! Even though you have not seen much of this quilt and its construction here on the blog, it has been an epic journey! I have participated in two F2F swaps where an international group op quilters created 12 inch blocks for each other in a specific color scheme. We used … Continue reading

Hot Green

Hot Green

This January I received many gorgeous blocks from my F2F swap friends from all around the world. Now that I have finally moved to my new house… YAY!!!…. I am able to work on a quilt with these little treasures. For this swap I had requested 12 inch blocks based on the colors from this … Continue reading

Catching up

Catching up

Hey everybody! It has been very silent here at my blog since the middle of June. I thought you might like an update! There has been lots of D.I.Y. in my apartment from the moment I decided to change realtor. In an effort to finally get my apartment sold, I hired a stylist/stager/photographer who helped me … Continue reading

Coral, Mustard and Jade – part 1

Coral, Mustard and Jade – part 1

Okay, I jumped in… maybe a bit too quickly… but I have started with my quilting the F2F blocks. Here is the collection again from last June. There will be more blocks added to create a bigger quilt for my bed. It has been almost a year… So why did I jump in too soon? … Continue reading

F2F blocks and presents

F2F blocks and presents

Here are some pretty pictures to celebrate the weekend! First up are the F2F blocks from last month. These blocks took a while to arrive at their new home in Australia so I waited with displaying them here. Nanette will create a pretty quilt with all her blocks from around the world. An unfinished pattern … Continue reading

F2F blocks May

F2F blocks May

Three more 12″ blocks for you you enjoy! These are the F2F blocks for Kate in lime green, grey and black on a light background. I am really happy with how this block turned out. I know that Kate pieced this same pattern for her quilt too, but it does look different because of the fussycut diamonds in … Continue reading

Time for Tea(l) – release of patterns

Time for Tea(l) – release of patterns

Good morning everybody! Have you enjoyed all the test blocks of the Time for Tea blocks? The testers did such a wonderful job, don’t you think?! The time if finally here to officially release the seven patterns. Underneath each picture there  is a direct link to the craftsy website. Two of the seven featured pattern … Continue reading

Time for Teal – part 2

Time for Teal – part 2

Ding Ding Ding! Round TWO!!! Here are the second and last set of test blocks for my newest patterns. (A HUGE thank you to all the people who help test these blocks!!! I will send you all an email soon!) Please go to my previous post to see the first set of test blocks!   Test … Continue reading

Star Dance

Star Dance

Finally finally finally … it is time to release the pattern “Star Dance’! I have been sitting on this pattern for several months now, waiting for some extra time to write up the pattern pdf. It is now DONE!!! The star pattern comes in 6 and 12 inch blocks. The pattern lends itself for some cute … Continue reading

‘Time for Teal’ — part 1

‘Time for Teal’ — part 1

Feast for your eyes today!!! Behind the scenes there has been a lot of designing, printing, emailing and photographing going on. At the end of March I designed several foundation paper piecing patterns with High Tea / Afternoon Tea on my mind. Teapot & coffeepot, cups, cupcakes and tiered cakes and more!!! And the patterns … Continue reading

F2F blocks and more.

F2F blocks and more.

Last month’s Foot to Freestyle blocks for Claire of ‘Knit N Kwilt’  were to be in the colors brown (deep, rich, or ordinary), red, orange with a background of cream to beige to tan. I started with this classic star with some fabric that I had received in a surprise box from Craftsy. In that box there were … Continue reading

Charity quilts

Charity quilts

Last autumn Rita, who owns the local quilt shop in Brunssum, organized a Quilter’s Day. We were so happy to be allowed to use the facilities of the highschool I work at. Can you imagine 80 quilters taking over the teachers’ lounge and the library on a Saturday? There was a show-and-tell, a quilt block … Continue reading

Paper Piecing Pride

Paper Piecing Pride

These last couple of months on social media have been really interesting for me. I have to explain something first: A little over a year ago I joined the Instagram site and I adored the direct photo sharing and easy contact it allows. I loved that you can tag your pictures and other people are able to … Continue reading

February’s Fabulous Floral Fabric for the F2F blocks

February’s Fabulous Floral Fabric for the F2F blocks

GREEN it was for Emmely’s F2F bee blocks. Any color, any shade… (Block 1: pattern “Out there”, FREE to download on Craftsy, foundation paper pieced, 12 inch.) (Block 2: pattern “Stardance”, will be released this Spring, foundation paper pieced, 12 inch.) Emmely loves improv quilting. I have tried my hand at it before, so I wanted to add at least one … Continue reading

Playing with charity blocks

Playing with charity blocks

Hello everybody! How are you all doing? You have not heard from me on this blog for a couple of weeks. Well you know…life gets in the way… and the flu… and grading test papers! 🙂 I do hope you have not been ill too; at work the flu was raging rampant. It does seems to … Continue reading

Friday Finish

Friday Finish

Sleeve, check! Hand sewing the binding, check! Label, check! Well then, it is finished! (Read the previous blogpost on this mini here.) Several Amy Butler fabrics from 2 different collections are combined. Also some other fabrics got thrown into the mix too. The quilting was done with a silver metallic thread by Madeira: Metallic madeira, embroidery … Continue reading