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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

Saint’s Star – mosaic quilts

Saint’s Star – mosaic quilts

All over the churches of Rome you can find this star. This particular example was part of a cross inset in a sarcophagus. Again, don’t ask me where in Rome this can be found…. I don’t remember! It is mesmerizing, don’t you agree? I  did spot the same design somewhere else too, but in a … 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

Churning it over.

Churning it over.

Sometimes you make a quilt for someone who just NEEDS it. Need in the sense of object to keep that person warm, need in the sense of the act of caring for that person. NEED. This is one of those quilts. Earthy warm colors combined with blacks. A bit of vintage floral ’70s fabric that I had … Continue reading

Back, back again

Back, back again

Hello everyone! I am back. Back again.. I had to take a break. A break from blogging. Nothing mayor has happened, but I decided that I wanted to spend my free time not sitting at the computer. Blogging felt like an obligation for a while. That just was not right. Sewing and blogging is something … 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

BLOCK-aliscious #5

BLOCK-aliscious #5

Some more pretty blocks to share with you all! As I said in my previous post in this series I intend to show you the finished block and where possible a mosaic picture of the options I tried before deciding on a particular lay out. Somewhere in 2012 I bought thangle papers to create HSTs … Continue reading

BLOCK-aliscious #4

May 2014…. that’s how long ago I last wrote about my  “BLOCK-aliscious” project! Okay, you all understand that sometimes blocks get shelved for a while and these ones sure have been. Receiving some new fabrics got me going on the pattern again. YAY! My quilting buddy Kim gave me BAGS of scraps! Some of went … 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

Scary

Scary

Hello hello hello! It has been another gorgeous day here!!! Everybody is wearing summer clothes… and is complaining about the heat ALREADY! LOL! Last week my students took their national art exam (on the computer) and I have to grade their work. It always takes a lot of time to check their work and cross-reference … Continue reading

BLOCK-aliscious #3

BLOCK-aliscious #3

“I will be patching HST blocks on a regular basis for the next couple of months.  I will be using this schematic for the lay out of the blocks. I will be selecting the blocks randomly. I will be doing the blocks in a navy, blue and white combination as in a sweet and soft … Continue reading

BLOCK-aliscious #2

BLOCK-aliscious #2

Hello hello! Last weekend I started a new project and wrote this “mission statement”: “I will be patching HST blocks on a regular basis for the next couple of months.  I will be using this schematic for the lay out of the blocks. I will be selecting the blocks randomly. I will be doing the … Continue reading