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
Filed under palette …
Last month I joined Kate and Gun’s Scraphappy group. Around the middle of each month we share something made from scraps. Today I worked on some scrappy blocks. I have been making these for quite some time, but I have a lot of scraps left. I am only using the left overs from my scraps … Continue reading
Spool Star Holiday wreath
Do you remember the small wallhanging that I made using my foundation paper pieced Spool Star block? Playing with the Spool Star block is turning out very inspiring. So many ideas! Let’s look at the first new layout, a Holiday wreath! The traditional red and green, with some vintage-style blue and pink. This block works … Continue reading
Spool Star introductions
Quite a few years ago I drew some quilt designs in a notebook, which I promptly forgot about. When cleaning and sorting through the papers in my sewing room this Summer, I came across this notebook again. One of the designs I had come up with, I want to present to you today. I have … Continue reading
One for the brother.
My brother needed a new quilt, I decided. A blue, teal and grey one to use on the couch while watching tv. I found a great free pattern offered by Free Spirit. The design is by Tula Pink and it looks great in her fabric of course. But my brother is not really into pinks, … Continue reading
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
QuiltCon charity quilt
The Dutch Modern Quilt Guild of which I am a member decided to participate in this year’s QuiltCon Challenge. For those who are not familiar with this challenge, here a short explanation: Each group (or member) makes a charity quilt of a certain size to enter in the QuiltCon exhibition. The quilts all have a … Continue reading
F2F3 September – blue and pink
In September, the Foot-to-Freestyle-3rd edition group joined forces to create blocks for Nanette. She had requested blocks in dusty pinks with various blues. After finishing the second block I discovered that I had misread the text of her request which actually said dusty pinks and blues ON A BLUE BACKGROUND…. OOPS! So I set out to … Continue reading
Improv quilt – part 1
In the beginning of 2013 I started designing foundation paper piecing patterns. My stash was kind of limited at that time, so my test blocks were made with all the same fabric. It left me with several block in a similar orange-brown color way, cute, pretty… but they were still in my cupboard since 2013… This … Continue reading
Any and all!
My oldest friend just had her first baby. The little boy is so incredible wanted, I can’t even tell you! When I asked the mother about what colors she would like for a baby quilt, she told me “any and all color!”. I emptied my precious fabric scraps bin and put several economy blocks together … Continue reading
Hot Green quilt top FINISHED!!!
Yes, yes, yes! I did it!!! Even though you have not seen much of this quilt and its construction here on the blog, it has been an epic journey! I have participated in two F2F swaps where an international group op quilters created 12 inch blocks for each other in a specific color scheme. We used … Continue reading
This January I received many gorgeous blocks from my F2F swap friends from all around the world. Now that I have finally moved to my new house… YAY!!!…. I am able to work on a quilt with these little treasures. For this swap I had requested 12 inch blocks based on the colors from this … Continue reading
Hey everybody! It has been very silent here at my blog since the middle of June. I thought you might like an update! There has been lots of D.I.Y. in my apartment from the moment I decided to change realtor. In an effort to finally get my apartment sold, I hired a stylist/stager/photographer who helped me … Continue reading
Paper Piecing Pride
These last couple of months on social media have been really interesting for me. I have to explain something first: A little over a year ago I joined the Instagram site and I adored the direct photo sharing and easy contact it allows. I loved that you can tag your pictures and other people are able to … Continue reading
February’s Fabulous Floral Fabric for the F2F blocks
GREEN it was for Emmely’s F2F bee blocks. Any color, any shade… (Block 1: pattern “Out there”, FREE to download on Craftsy, foundation paper pieced, 12 inch.) (Block 2: pattern “Stardance”, will be released this Spring, foundation paper pieced, 12 inch.) Emmely loves improv quilting. I have tried my hand at it before, so I wanted to add at least one … Continue reading
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.
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
Lots of catching up to do!
Hello everyone! WOW, it has been a month since my last post!!! I can’t believe how fast time flies. I don’t have to tell you that everyday life can prevent us from sharing our quilt projects online. I really want it to be different, but I have had to accept that writing blogposts is not something … Continue reading
Foot 2 Freestyle – preparing my own blocks
I have signed up for a fantastic swap called F2F: ” Foot to Freestyle”. Kate (talltalesfromchiconia) and Sue (fromthemagpiesnest) are organizing this worldwide swap. We each make 3 blocks per month, one square foot in size. I am the first to receive blocks this June. About 33 blocks will be arriving on my doorstep this … Continue reading
“Paint it” – College Blog Hop
Welcome to all of you, old and new friends! Day 2 of the College Blog Hop… here I come! I spent my college days in paint stained clothing, carrying around huge folders with sketches, drawings, prints and photographs. I went to art school in Maastricht, the Netherlands. I trained there to be an art teacher. … Continue reading
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
“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
Pictures & palettes
Just this week I came across the Palette Builder 2. This cool app lets you upload pictures and it then creates a colour palette for you. And the best thing is that you can save the picture with that palette! Here are some of my favorite pictures & palettes of the last two weeks. I might … Continue reading