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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

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

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

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

Baby, baby, baby!    Sudoku Quilt TUTORIAL

Baby, baby, baby! Sudoku Quilt TUTORIAL

One of my all-time favorite ways to create a baby quilt is to use a sudoku puzzle answer key. I have described my technique before, but as so many new followers have signed up, I will explain again. This tutorial will explain how to make a baby quilt, finished size 36 x 36 inches.  I believe this … 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

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

It is 3 o’clock in the afternoon here and it has been a busy day already. The next couple of days will be filled with family and friends, so this is a precious day alone where I can organize, clean up and pack my things before leaving the house. While going through my ‘stuff’ in the sewing room … 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

Never ending scraps – two pouches

Never ending scraps – two pouches

So, you remember the (gifted) big bag of scraps, right? I have put it to good use again! I asked my brother what his girlfriend Miss S would like for her birthday. He told me she wanted/needed a new make-up bag. I could do that! Two pouches coming up and purple scraps to the rescue! … Continue reading

Flower Pillow

Flower Pillow

Last time I was in my Local Quilt Shop I received a tutorial flyer for a very cute round pillow. Everytime I buy fabric there, I get one of these nice tutorials. Great stuff! (I have tried to find this tutorial online, but could not locate it.) As you can see, the tutorial has you … Continue reading

Gift times two

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

Small quilts part 05

Small quilts part 05

Just before Christmas, I came across the Anita’s Arrowhead pattern. The block is created through a very clever cutting technique starting with the squares: one light and one dark. At the moment the pattern is still FREE to download. I really liked working with this new type of block construction. Very inspiring! The pattern starts … Continue reading

Small quilts part 04 – W.I.P.s

Small quilts part 04 – W.I.P.s

Remember this little quilt form last month? The recipient commissioned me to make another one with the same fabric. This is what I came up with. This little baby quilt has got its binding by now and is already in its new home. When digging through my stash I found a pile of cut fabric … Continue reading

Small quilts part 03

Small quilts part 03

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all well and have had wonderful joy filled holidays! I have been taking some much-needed rest from blogging and sewing. My teaching job has peak moments of intense work and when combined with family holidays and commitments it can all be a bit too much. Yeah I survived… 🙂 … Continue reading

Small quilts part 02 – Twins

Small quilts part 02 – Twins

An colleague of mine who retired a few years ago had twin granddaughters this month. He and his wife are Argentine Tango dancers, just like my parents. They meet up regularly. (For those who have never seen this tango, here and here are some clips. Most tango dancers to don’t dance this vigorously and “wild”. … Continue reading

Small quilts part 01 – Wrapped Gift

Small quilts part 01 – Wrapped Gift

Long time no see! I hope you are all fine, warm and happy! The weather here is nothing like the snow in Buffalo, I only had to clean my frozen car windows once last week. I surely can’t complain!  And I won’t… I will turn on the central heating and count my blessings. You know … Continue reading

Friday Finishes

Friday Finishes

Three finishes today, or actually two and a half! 🙂 My Mom requested these hearts to hang on to fridge door and the cookie cabinet door. They will remind her to snack more “greens”  and not to grab the candy and cookies! I think it is a great visual reminder! I also FINALLY finished the … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning

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

Triple-zip-swap

Try to say that fast three times! 😉 Stephanie from Quarter Incher organized another great swap in January of this year! It was time for round 2 of the Triple-Zip-Pouch Swap. These were the rules as discribed by Stephanie: Make a triple-zip pouch based on your secret partners requests. You can alter the pouch size … Continue reading

Groovy Seventies

One of my friends just had her third baby! After two gorgeous boys, now there is a new shiny little girl! The baby’s room was decorated in groovy seventies colours like yellow, orange and brown. Are you digging it? Nobody knew if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl, so the … 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

Blogaversary – 1 year!

AMAZING!!! 1 year… …ago I started this blog, and I am so happy I did! My life has changed for the better. Quilting and blogging have become my creative outlet to a busy fulltime teaching job as an art teacher in a high school / college. I so needed my own creative process and growth … Continue reading

Kitsch & Stash

Eeks, tomorrow it will be “back to work”!!! And I just got used to having vacation…. 🙂 As a farewell gift to the holiday season I started with the first block for the Sew Kitschy BoM by wonderful Kristy of Quietplay. Each month a new block will be made available for free. YES, FREE! This … Continue reading

Friday Finishes

A short post today with my two “Fabulous Friday Finishes!” These two pillows were started last weekend and are already gifted to a special student in my class who has faced two tragadies in a short year. These pillows are an early Christmas gift to her and her family. I decided to keep the centre … Continue reading

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Photography

Hello everyone, I am back again! This is my second entry for the fabulous Blogger’s Quilt Festival! This quilt is entered into the Quilt Photographer category. For this entry I have decided on a little quilt that I made with kind of subdued colours. Not my normal cup of tea, but it worked perfecty! Well, … Continue reading

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Mini

Hello everyone! This is the first of my two entries for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. For my regular readers it may be a very familiar quilt as I just showed you the blocks made by all of the wonderful testers in my previous blogpost. This “mini”  is actually a pillow that I made for my … Continue reading

Two finishes

Hey hey! Lots of pictures today! I finished two quilts this week. One of these is completely new and the other one you may remember from last week. This is what I showed you then. I had a pretty floral fabric in my stash for the back and used the darkest fabric from the top … Continue reading

Sunny Sunday

Today we celebrated my nephew Tom’s fourth birthday! We had some apple pie…. (30 second after I took this picture, there was nothing left!) And unwrapped a lot of gifts! I made Tom a set of bean bags (actually filled with rice instead of beans) and a nice quilted drawstring bag to put them in. … 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

W.I.P.-Hop

No, I am not going to “bomb” you with a lot of hip-hop slang ( just a little bit 🙂 ), but I had a blast reading the “25 greatest outdated rap slang words“. Sku me girlz, no more saying “bling bling”, cuz it is not dope anymore!   😉 I have been hopping from W.I.P. … Continue reading