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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

Quilting around the corner – type 5

Quilting around the corner – type 5

Happy Saturday! The sun is out, the flowers are in bloom, enough fabric to quilt up, good music on the radio… Let’s focus on the good today! Here is the fifth way you could quilt around the corner with a ribbon candy. I have dubbed it ‘Curl’ as that is last shape you stitch before … Continue reading

Quilting around the corner – type 4

Quilting around the corner – type 4

Welcome everybody! Today I will show you a fourth option for going around corners using the Ribbon Candy pattern. The concept of this option ‘Flow’ is quilting up to the diagonal in the corner (white dotted line). Once you are close to that diagonal you quilt, in one fluent movement, a corner flourish. You can … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 10

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 10

Hello everybody! I hope you are all safe and healthy. Many of you are homeschooling children, taking care of family members and / or friends and trying your best to stay healthy and shelter in place. I do hope you can make some time for yourself and enjoy some quilting or just look at pretty quilts. … Continue reading

Quilting around the corner – type 2 + 3

Quilting around the corner – type 2 + 3

Welcome to the second post on quilting around the corner with a Ribbon Candy pattern. Thank you all for your positive reactions to the first post. I hope that the explanation of type 2 and 3 will be as equally motivating to go and tackles those corners. In type 1 we worked our way to … Continue reading

Quilting around the corner – type 1

Quilting around the corner – type 1

Several people who commented on my posts on my blog or on Facebook/Instagram requested information on how they could quilt around a corner using the Ribbon Candy pattern, just like you would do in borders around a quilt. So I started drawing to see what I could come up with.  Almost directly, I came to … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 8

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 8

YAY! It is finally time to tackle the Ribbon Candy pattern variations! For those of you who are a bit unsure of what the differences are between a Wishbone and a Ribbon Candy pattern, please bear with me… I will explain! Ribbon Candy: Resembles a type of candy that is ‘gently folded’ like a ribbon. … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 7

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 7

Welcome back for another round of freemotion tutorials! This is the last of the posts dedicated to the WISHBONE pattern variations, but there will be more tutorials, do not worry! I have a whole set of ideas planned out concerning the RIBBON CANDY pattern. Endless possibilities! Some of you may have noticed that somewhere in … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 6

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 6

Hello again to you all! This is 6th installment of this series of Freemotion pattern ideas based on the Wishbone pattern. In this blogpost I am focusing on changing the shape the loops of the Wishbone. First up for today is this triangular design. The regular round loops are now turned into triangles. I did … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 5

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 5

Hello again! Are you ready for some more wishbone variations? The last two tutorials (in part 4 of this series) may have been a bit complex for some quilters with all of that mirroring going on. These next two new tutorials will have hearts as well, but not the complexity of the previous patterns. Two … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 4

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 4

Hello dear quilty friends, Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous posts on the series of wishbone variations! It is truly heartwarming to see so many people being enthusiastic about this project of mine. There have been quilters on Facebook who have shared their work inspired by the tutorials… it is just … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 3

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 3

Happy New Year to you all! Let’s start these ‘Roaring Twenties’ with some new tutorials based on the Wishbone Quilting pattern with some Ribbon Candy thrown in too. In the previous post I shared two options of alternating a large and small wishbone. But there are more options, of course! The first one is really dense … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 2

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 2

Hello freemotion quilting friends! It is time for the second post on the Wishbone and Ribbon Candy pattern variations. Before I give you some more basic options, let’s look at the big difference between Ribbon Candy and Wishbone. The top drawing is a sketch of Ribbon Candy. The continuous line propels itself without needing to … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 1

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 1

The most recent freemotion quilting challenge by Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy has inspired me to create some new tutorials for you and also design some new freemotion patterns. In the Facebook Group for Angela’s challenge, many quilters commented they had trouble with the Ribbon Candy pattern and the Wishbone pattern. I saw … Continue reading

Magical Forest quilt panel

Magical Forest quilt panel

Last week I shared exciting news with you about my fabric designing adventures.  There was some ‘about-to-burst-excitement’ and two sneak peeks! Well…. here is the complete design! Six variations of the Magical Forest quilt panel. Magical Forest – Morning Light   Magical Forest – Autumn Dawn   Magical Forest – Golden Hour   Magical Forest … Continue reading

Exciting news!!!

Exciting news!!!

I am just about to burst! I have to tell you something exciting! I am now a designer for Honest Fabric, the new fabric company by Karlee Porter!!! Karlee has become famous for her stunning graffiti quilting and her latest masterpiece ‘The Royal Huntress’ quilt that was admired by many at the recent Quilt Market. … Continue reading

BoyZ

BoyZ

Two baby boys; one named B and one named Z… … got two very similar quilts. The mother of baby B had let me know that she liked this lama fabric that I had pointed out to her. I added a feather fabric with a little bit of gold in it. Some deer in 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

The last ones.

The last ones.

For years I have been making baby quilts on commission from my parents for their friends and co-workers. As my father has just retired this last December, the last of the baby quilts for co-workers are a boy and a girl quilt. I had some time on my hands so I made them extra special, … 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

Little ones.

Little ones.

My colleagues are having babies again… ha ha ! I had asked the mother-to-be what color they had used for the baby’s room as an inspiration for this quilt. MINT! Seems like mint is extremely popular here. I added a dash of pink as I love that combination for little girls. I used my tried … Continue reading

Mandala Love

Mandala Love

Over 6 months ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with a life threatening illness. At this moment she is doing relatively well with a mayor operation in her near future. She has all the support of her family and friends. As she is doing so well, I felt it was a great moment to … Continue reading

Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations

The first Christmas celebration in my new house was a big event! The family came to my house on Christmas Day.  This year we organized our family celebrations a bit differently in the ‘dinner-department’. Everybody had brought something to eat, which made putting dinner on the table for a large group of people so much easier. … 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

FMQ samples – part 21

FMQ samples – part 21

The countdown to Summer vacation is on; just two more weeks of school! 14 Days until Summer and 16 patterns left on my set of 100 patterns. 3…2…1… let’s get to it! Number 84: pattern CLAM ECHO. Based on the classic clamshell design. The inside of each clamshell is echoed in an spiral toward the … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 20

FMQ samples – part 20

The 100 Days project is now officially at the three-quarters mark. I really never imagined to be able to reach 100 different patterns and more than a few tutorials to go with them. There are still 23 patterns left in the set of 100! That is a little over 3 weeks of patterns left… Number … 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