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Three requests

Three requests

In about 5 weeks or so my brother and his wife will be welcoming their first child, a baby boy. The color scheme of the baby’s bedroom is based on a soft minty color that has a grey undertone. They gave me a color swatch in the form of a the paint stick they had … Continue reading



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

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – entree 1

This is my first entree in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2014. ( If I can get it to link up! ) This little quilt measures about 30 x 30 inches and was backed with a soft blue flannel. Because of the size I am entering it into the SMALL  QUILTS category. The locomotive is … 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

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

Chugging Along – Finished!!!

It is done! The paper piecing pattern “Chugging Along” is finally finished! Last night I uploaded the various sets to Craftsy and I will add the individual blocks in the upcoming days. It will take a while as there are 31 separate blocks. (Yes not 30… I needed one more!) The GIVEAWAY for this pattern is … Continue reading

Soy Amado & McTavishing

Three weeks ago I showed you some orphan blocks I quilted up for the block drive run by Little Island Quilting in the UK. They are creating scrappy quilts with 12,5 inch blocks from all over the world. The quilts are going to Mexico City for a home of former street children. This week there … Continue reading

Randomly full

This is a bit of a random post with some sewing to start of with! Last Friday I showed you Marjorie’s block of the water tower. She has already finished the other block too! I really love the “oily” fabric on the metal parts of the train. Have you seen the great wheels? Aren’t they … Continue reading

Chugging Along – test 01

As we speak /read the testers are hard at work trying out the “Chugging Along” pattern. I have sent out the paper piecing patterns for the different blocks to “roam the world”.  By the middle of February the results will come in and I can show you all of the wonderful work of the fabulous … 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

Chugging along

So I had a new paper piecing idea… …and the idea grew and grew. And now I am drawing up all kinds of railroad cars and ‘stuff’! These are the test blocks for block 1 and 2. Each block is 8×8 inches. Four blocks are already drawn up, a fifth is on its way and … 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

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

Yeeeey, it’s Frideeeeyyyy!

My oh my, am I happy that it is Friday! I need a rest and some playtime behind the sewing machine and the laptop! This first month of “back to school” has been very testing, to say the least. I will not be going into detail about the how and why, but it comes down … 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


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

Check-in Linky Party

This is my check in for the Linky Party on our April-to-do-lists by Pigtails and Quilt! I am so stoked I got almost everything on my list finished and then some! There is one project that I had to move up to the upcoming weeks but an unexpected project and another one that I had … Continue reading

Quilt wrestling – round 2

“In the left corner The Croc is preparing himself for another great battle. He is waving his chevrons around to impress and scare his opponent. She stand firmly in the right corner flashing her flowerhead pins (butterflies actually) at The Croc. This will sure be a exiting match!!!” Wrestling a quilt has never been this … Continue reading

April Monthly To-Do List Linky Party!

Pigtails and Quilts is having a Linky Party about our April-to-do-lists! I really like this idea, even if it is to keep myself in line and not start anything new before the old WIP’s are finished. ( 😉 I have to admit that this is very unlikely, though! ) So here are my plans for … Continue reading

Taming the beast!

Yeah, I’m taming the beast! GROWL! If you are new to this croc quilt, please beware! It has been known to bite 😉 Last night I “entered the croc infested waters” and ripped the seams of the three different rows apart. So I started over with the attaching of the already quilted rows. I understand … Continue reading

Help, it is going to eat me!

This quilt for my brother is turning into huge crocodile-esque rows of teeth ready to eat me! Things have been going wrong since the very start with this “monster” and I have been fighting it all the way. The last few months I have learned a lot about quilting but this quilt is not showing the … Continue reading

Robot wallpaper quilt

Robot wallpaper quilt

This last December I was ill for a week. I had to stay home for a few days and could only lay down on the couch and watch tv. After two days I was so “sick” of watching tv and really wanted to do something with my hands for the 30 minutes I felt fit … Continue reading

Lap quilt and one more star!

Here are some pictures of the lap quilt I made for my brother. One with all of the threads still visible, with some sun light hitting it! And here one with my brother holding his lap quilt up for all of us to see! Here is a picture that Stephanie sent me of the test … Continue reading

Study / Studio

I promised to keep you posted on my “studio-move”. So I am really happy with my new sewing room, as you can imagine. Not everything is done yet. There are still tables to be put in, lights to be hung, and a design wall to be put up. But all in all, the ergonomics work … Continue reading

The new old.

For the longest time this little cabinet stood in my cellar. This little beauty was my grandmother Paula’s. She bought it in 1961, as the little manual tells us. Yes, this is a sewing machine!!! In this cabinet houses an extremely heavy PFAFF 260 machine that goes through leather like it was butter (I have … Continue reading

Disappearing game.

Today I wanted to work on something very simple. Simple but with great results. So I tried out the “Disappearing Nine Patch” as seen in this YouTube video by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I love browsing through their videos. They are so good! I used three of my “stash fabrics”. Two are solids (grey and … Continue reading

Ups and downs.

My brother asked me to make him a bed quilt, a large one…. He chose a design with zigzags in gray I found online. I have tried to find that website again to show you the original, but I can not find it anymore. When I do find it again, I will add the link … Continue reading