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FMQ samples – part 16 – TUTORIALS

FMQ samples – part 16 – TUTORIALS

After finishing the Hot Green quilt top last weekend, I am happy to return to the 100 Days Project with my Free Motion Quilting patterns. This post starts the second half of the 100 patterns. BUT FIRST… BUT FIRST, I have to ask you to go over the No Hats in the House to cast … Continue reading

Honey for Christmas

Honey for Christmas

Almost a year ago I ran into a quilter’s stash in a flea market.There was some great quality cotton there, but also lots of craft fabric. I wanted to finally use some of this fabric as it is just sitting in boxes, not doing much. As I have been revisiting some of my own older patterns … Continue reading

Hexie pillow finished!

Hexie pillow finished!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I feel loved!!! Last week I finished this adorable (if I say so myself!) hexagon as the front of a pillow. I also promissed to tell you how I created a pillow form for this unsual pillow. I had an IKEA pillow on hand; one of those cheap … Continue reading

New hexies

Last week I turned 38… which did not feel any different from turning 27.  I am glad it did not, as approaching 40 is still a bit too scary! In my first few days as a 38 year old this is what I learned:  Love and have fun! Love: many kisses and big hugs from … Continue reading

Autumn Candy

Autumn Candy

In between class preparations and getting my house ready for a viewing day ( in the hope to sell it soon) I have been working slowly but steadily on a new quilt. One that will be mine… ALL MINE! (Have you ever stopped to think how many quilts you have made for other people? It … Continue reading

Quiltish # 2

Everywhere I go, I see patchwork patterns…. I AM NOT KIDDING!  🙂 They seem to be following me… Baptist fans,  and a thousand pyramids disguised as two fold away bags. (Oh my, those magnets just had to come home with me too.) More baptist fans, now in the form of a dish towel… And then there … 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


Thankfully I am done with buying presents, this year it was pretty easy! I received a clear wishlist for my Secret Santa recipient and I also overheard some extra wishes that were not on that list. Plenty to choose from! Last Friday school was out early so I drove to the city of Maastricht to … Continue reading

Honey Honey – Finished pattern

Welcome to the weekend everyone! So , I have just changed the look of my blog: new header and new background color. What do you think? This week I worked very hard on two quilts and also put quite some hours in finishing writing the pattern for the Honey Honey pattern. As promised, I will … 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

Honey Honey – testing phase

Good afternoon everyone! I have just send out the test-requests to everyone who commented two weeks ago that they wanted to test the pattern Honey Honey. Just to refresh your memory… this is what that pattern can turn into! This is a foundation pieced pattern (paper pieced). – The pattern consists of one block that … Continue reading


Hello! I have got some cool stuff to show you! This …. … got turned into this! Yay! The birthday pillow is finished, two weeks ahead of time! I am so glad that this present is done. It may become very busy at work the next 10 days, so I thought I’d better get started! … Continue reading