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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

QuiltCon charity quilt

QuiltCon charity quilt

The Dutch Modern Quilt Guild of which I am a member decided to participate in this year’s QuiltCon Challenge. For those who are not familiar with this challenge, here a short explanation: Each group (or member) makes a charity quilt of a certain size to enter in the QuiltCon exhibition. The quilts all have a … Continue reading

Sea Glass charity quilt

Sea Glass charity quilt

This quilt is over 2 years in the making and it still not finished. The binding is not on yet, but that will have to wait till August. All the unwanted blue and green scraps were pulled. Some were my own, some were donated by friends and colleagues. I sewed the scraps onto a strips … Continue reading

Charity quilts 2018 – part 2

Charity quilts 2018 – part 2

In the Autumn of 2017 I was contacted by a quilter that I had met at the Dutch Modern Quilt Guild. She asked me if I would be willing to quilt for a charity she was participating in. The charity is called Verdanda which donates quilts to people with a disability. If you Dutch quilters … 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

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

‘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

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

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

First things first

First things first

Hello every body! Welcome to 2016!!! I wish you all the best for this new year. I hope you have all survived the first days back at work. For me it was a bit of a shock to the system, ha ha! I think I could have done with a few more days off! 😉 … Continue reading

Have been quilting with teenagers

Have been quilting with teenagers

Hello again! Lots to tell you! I have been quilting with my students as an after school activity. We are creating quilts for the Soy Amado quilt drive by Alison of littleislandquilting. The quilts will be going to Mexico or Tanzania. I asked all of my students to donate fabrics and maybe some euros for … Continue reading

Scrappy play

Scrappy play

I am glad to be writing a blog post again. Work duties got the overhand these last two weeks. Something had to give. At the moment I am really tired. Like when you need toothpicks to keep your eyes open, you know?! I still have to be in school for a theatre show with my … Continue reading

Around the World Blog Hop

Around the World Blog Hop

You have probably have come across blogposts on the Around the World Blog Hop, right? I have been asked by Dorien of Just-do to participate. If you would also like to join us on this worldwide trip, please read the bit at the end! So, it is my turn today to write about my quilty … Continue reading

Spreading the love

Spreading the love

What a wonderful Friday! I have just finished the Soy Amado quilt! YAY!!! I am so happy with the orange sashing. Orange and blue are opposites in the colour wheel and therefore enhance each other! The quilt now POPS! Just compare with this picture without the orange! Much better, right? Some fabrics in this quilt … Continue reading

Grandma to the rescue

Grandma to the rescue

… or actually not grandma, but grandma’s! The old Pfaff, that used to be my grandma’s, was still purring with joy when I worked on her this evening. I made one more heart shape block. This time I tried to use a different feather technique. Here you bump back from the top of the feather … Continue reading

Sunday Love

Sunday Love

Here are more blocks for the Soy Amado quilt. I knew I would not have any time to quilt this week 😦 so I saved these pictures from last week. Anyway, I hope to be able to a bit of quilting tomorrow and thursday. I still have 4 more blocks to go to get to … Continue reading

Soy Amado & McTavishing 2

It is Monday, so it is time to show you some more McTavishing! I finished 5 blocks in the last week for the Soy Amado quilt. Four of these have my version of McTavishing on them. Looking at these 4 blocks, I see elements that I like and elements that I do not like. I have analyzed … Continue reading

“By Jove! I think she’s got it”

No no, no musical blog post here but I could go on and on about Eliza Doolittles costume to the races…. THAT HAT! I want to bet that I would look awesome in it!!! ( Creative strip-piecing anyone? This photograph could easily be the inspiration of a modern quilt!) I finally figured out what to do with the blue … Continue reading

Soy Amado & McTavishing

Three weeks ago I showed you some orphan blocks I quilted up for the block drive run by Little Island Quilting in the UK. They are creating scrappy quilts with 12,5 inch blocks from all over the world. The quilts are going to Mexico City for a home of former street children. This week there … Continue reading

Sunday Blocks

This week I was struck by a blog post by Alison from “Little Island Quilting“. She constructed a quilt top from donated blocks from quilters from all over the world. The quilt will be donated to a charity for street children in Mexico City. Read more about it here and here. Alison is asking our help! You … Continue reading

Kind of loopy!

It has been a loopy kind of few days! I am on a mad dash to finish lots of W.I.P.’s before school starts again in over a week ( Help! 😉 ) I find it very distracting to have a pile of unfinished projects in the house when I need to concentrate on work. So, … Continue reading

Wednesday progress

Hello everyone! It is Wednesday again! Phew-eee, time flies when you are having fun! This last week was a fabulous one! I went to visit a couple of friends who were celebrating their 10th anniversary as a couple: great party, great people, great sleep-over, great lazy Sunday morning, great shopping excursion, great dinner and great … Continue reading

Slab cat!

Some already know, but there is a quilt block drive going on for the victims of the devastating floods in Calgary, Alberta. You can read more about this on Cheryl’s blog: “Dining Room Empire“. When I was cleaning up my scraps yesterday I selected some aqua/blue-greeny fabric to turn into a slab block. The request … Continue reading

Check-in Linky Party

This is my check in for the Linky Party on our April-to-do-lists by Pigtails and Quilt! I am so stoked I got almost everything on my list finished and then some! There is one project that I had to move up to the upcoming weeks but an unexpected project and another one that I had … Continue reading

Comfy in purple – Finished!

Comfy in purple – Finished!

Can we do too much pebbling? My wrists sure think so! I am so looking forward to my new silicon sliding mat arriving at my house soon! The FMQ without one can be a bit “jerky” and the desired smooth shapes end up with sharp angles and corners. I finished the pebbling and added the … Continue reading

Comfy in purple

January this year I played around with a beautiful paper piecing pattern of a star. I made several of these to boost my skills. I decided that I would turn them into something for charity later. I have already turned one into a quilt backed with red fleece destined for charity. I will find a … Continue reading

Charity quilt 01 – Finished!

Charity quilt 01 – Finished!

Two and a half weeks ago I showed you my first ever FMQ tests. I was so inspired (or maybe a tad overly confident?) that I wanted to use my new skills to make my first charity quilt out of a orphan block of a paper pieced star. Here is a picture from my post from … Continue reading