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
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Beautiful Venice — pattern released!
Ah Venice… Have you ever been? I have the privilege to join over 40 students each year on a week long trip through Italy. This September we visited the San Rocco guild hall in Venice, as we always do. I directed the teenagers to look at the paintings on the walls and ceilings. The minute we … Continue reading
Swap blocks and more
Hello hello hello! I would like to share some cute little projects with you this evening! First up are the three blocks I paper pieced for the Foot2Freestyle swap. Lynn from Tialys requested dark grey backgrounds with turquoise/teal, light grey, white and a sprinkling of coral. All blocks are my own design. Block 1 … Continue reading
Foot 2 Freestyle – Swap blocks
Hello again! Before the work week starts again, I wanted to take advantage from this quiet Sunday evening and write another blog post. As you may remember I am participating in a worldwide year long swap. In June I received about 30 blocks myself. What a load of fun each day to get happy mail … Continue reading
Gift times two
Two girls that are in my classes were deserving a gift. I have been sharing pictures of the WIPs of these gifts on Instagram this week (Please, come find me @ipatchandquilt). Some of you might recognize these pillows! ( I am in AWE of how quickly I was accepted in the IG community. Thank you … Continue reading
We are in the middle of our May Break: two weeks of well deserved rest before “all hell” breaks loose! In the middle of May the final exams take place for our senior students in school. Until then I am enjoying myself with small odd jobs in my house and cleaning up the sewing room. … Continue reading
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
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
Is the sun shining for you? We’re enjoying a gorgeous day here with 20 degrees Celsius, blue skies and a fierce wind! To celebrate the arrival of Spring I have decided to lower the prices of all my paper piecing patterns, except for Honey Honey and the newest collection of Chugging Along of course! 🙂 For the … Continue reading
When it is exam week at our school, we the teachers are “on surveillance duties”. Making sure the students do not cheat and that everything runs smoothly. Yesterday my “tour of duty” was for 2,5 hours…..I try to keep myself busy with counting silly things. Here are the results , LOL! 91 students had exams … Continue reading
Hello everyone! For those of you dropping by through the April 1st 2014 Link Up to Sew Cute Tuesday; welcome welcome welcome! I have linked up this older post. Have fun looking at these gorgeous colourful star-flowers!!! Esther * * The pattern for DAZZLE is finished! YIPPEE! Here are the gorgeous pictures of all the … Continue reading
Hello everyone! It has been a few days since I was able to post… busy times at work! I do not think that will change much, but luckily I am getting back into my school routine! Less stress! I have been working hard on two new foundation piecing patterns. One is already completely done and … Continue reading
Paper Pieced Meet ‘n Greet + Giveaway!
Go over to Amy’s fabulous blog 13 Spools for an interview with yours truly! 🙂 You know what? We will be giving away one of my foundation piecing patterns to a lucky winner! Hey! When you have visited Amy’s blog, please come back here! I have some more things to show you! LOL! My latest … Continue reading
(Pssst…Give-away… tomorrow!!!) As promised; here are the pictures of all the test blocks of “Blooming Hot”! Look at these hotties! 😉 Nicole from Snip Snippets made this gorgeous pink one Bloom for her Christmas Stars quilt. It will be gorgeous! Please go and see it! All of her projects are so colourful and I am … Continue reading
Blooming Hot – testers wanted!
Greetings to all foundation piecing/paper piecing geeks out there! I have written up a new pattern ; it’s called Blooming Hot! The pattern will be on offer on Craftsy after the testing phase has been completed! You can get your hands on it earlier though… and for free! I need testers! Do you want … Continue reading