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FMQ samples – part 6 – tutorial TWIST

FMQ samples – part 6 – tutorial TWIST

Let’s twist! This is one of my favorite grid patterns out there. I have called it TWIST. I have seen it many times on people’s quilts and I am always struck by the energy it brings to the patchwork. Even though it looks difficult, it is relatively easy to do. The pattern is stitched out … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 5 – tutorial SLINGSHOT

FMQ samples – part 5 – tutorial SLINGSHOT

I have been playing with a FMQ pattern that I have decided to name SLINGSHOT. The pattern is created by stitching a curl/spiral and then slingshotting your way out. In the tutorial above I started in the top left corner, but you could of course start in the top right. The next picture shows you what you … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 4 + tutorial

FMQ samples – part 4 + tutorial

It is time to revisit the orange peel pattern. For those of you who would like to know how to stitch the orange peel, there is a great video by Karen Miller on YouTube. She uses a square grid which is on point. In my sample in the picture above I used a regular grid (like … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 3

FMQ samples – part 3

Every day I try to work on the FMQ-filler samples. Some days I just draw the grids on the fabric, other days I just stitch a part of a pattern and on happy days I stitch out two or more. I am still using the 1 inch grid, but this time I used the SewLine retractable … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 2

FMQ samples – part 2

Thank you for all your comments on my last post. Your ideas for other markers are great. I have so far tried the SewLine retractable pencil with the ceramic pencil leads. I have worked with them for a little bit and so far I think they are great. I haven’t worked on larger areas with … Continue reading

FMQ – samples

FMQ – samples

Now my new sewing room is finally functional, I couldn’t resist the urge to “get my fix” of some Free Motion Quilting. For all off these next samples I used an 1 inch grid. As you can see, I marked the grid with a blue Frixion pen. I love these pens for practice material, samplers … Continue reading

Catching up

Catching up

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

Coral, Mustard and Jade – part 1

Coral, Mustard and Jade – part 1

Okay, I jumped in… maybe a bit too quickly… but I have started with my quilting the F2F blocks. Here is the collection again from last June. There will be more blocks added to create a bigger quilt for my bed. It has been almost a year… So why did I jump in too soon? … Continue reading

F2F blocks and presents

F2F blocks and presents

Here are some pretty pictures to celebrate the weekend! First up are the F2F blocks from last month. These blocks took a while to arrive at their new home in Australia so I waited with displaying them here. Nanette will create a pretty quilt with all her blocks from around the world. An unfinished pattern … Continue reading

F2F blocks May

F2F blocks May

Three more 12″ blocks for you you enjoy! These are the F2F blocks for Kate in lime green, grey and black on a light background. I am really happy with how this block turned out. I know that Kate pieced this same pattern for her quilt too, but it does look different because of the fussycut diamonds in … Continue reading

Time for Tea(l) – release of patterns

Time for Tea(l) – release of patterns

Good morning everybody! Have you enjoyed all the test blocks of the Time for Tea blocks? The testers did such a wonderful job, don’t you think?! The time if finally here to officially release the seven patterns. Underneath each picture there  is a direct link to the craftsy website. Two of the seven featured pattern … Continue reading

Time for Teal – part 2

Time for Teal – part 2

Ding Ding Ding! Round TWO!!! Here are the second and last set of test blocks for my newest patterns. (A HUGE thank you to all the people who help test these blocks!!! I will send you all an email soon!) Please go to my previous post to see the first set of test blocks!   Test … Continue reading

Star Dance

Star Dance

Finally finally finally … it is time to release the pattern “Star Dance’! I have been sitting on this pattern for several months now, waiting for some extra time to write up the pattern pdf. It is now DONE!!! The star pattern comes in 6 and 12 inch blocks. The pattern lends itself for some cute … Continue reading

‘Time for Teal’ — part 1

‘Time for Teal’ — part 1

Feast for your eyes today!!! Behind the scenes there has been a lot of designing, printing, emailing and photographing going on. At the end of March I designed several foundation paper piecing patterns with High Tea / Afternoon Tea on my mind. Teapot & coffeepot, cups, cupcakes and tiered cakes and more!!! And the patterns … Continue reading

F2F blocks and more.

F2F blocks and more.

Last month’s Foot to Freestyle blocks for Claire of ‘Knit N Kwilt’  were to be in the colors brown (deep, rich, or ordinary), red, orange with a background of cream to beige to tan. I started with this classic star with some fabric that I had received in a surprise box from Craftsy. In that box there were … Continue reading

Paper Piecing Pride

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

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

Friday Finish

Friday Finish

Sleeve, check! Hand sewing the binding, check! Label, check! Well then, it is finished! (Read the previous blogpost on this mini here.) Several Amy Butler fabrics from 2 different collections are combined. Also some other fabrics got thrown into the mix too. The quilting was done with a silver metallic thread by Madeira: Metallic madeira, embroidery … Continue reading

Happy mail

Happy mail

Last week I received happy mail from the USA. I had won a FQ bundle of Amy Butler’s new collection DreamWeaver. Free Spirit Fabrics had held a give away on Instagram a week before and my name was randomly drawn. My quilty friend Annett from the F2F group had tagged me first so I would … Continue reading

Humming

Humming

In december I shared my F2F blocks for that month. I spoke about writing some foundation paper piecing patterns in January. This picture above is the Humming pattern, the first of those new patterns. The block is inspired by humming birds and their pointy beaks and fluttering wings. Let me introduce you to this gorgeous … 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

Roman Steps – mosaic quilt

Roman Steps – mosaic quilt

As promissed some more mosaic inspiration for us quilters! BUT…. in this blog post I will only share ONE picture of a floor mosaic. The particular picture has inspired me to play around with EQ7 this evening. I am not attempting to write a quilt pattern, just inspiring you! I am sure that you can … Continue reading

Quiltish – Pompeian quilts

Quiltish – Pompeian quilts

Right after Christmas a friend and I took off and spend 5 days in Rome. We have been there many times and we had decided to undertake some new adventures. On our first day in Italy we went to Pompeii by train. The city houses the large Roman excavation of the town of Pompeii which was … Continue reading

Girl Power

Girl Power

As you all know am I participating in a worldwide block swap called F2F. Just last week we were informed that one of our group was receiving hospice care. Her turn in the swap was in the month of May of 2016, so as she pointed it out to us… she probably wouldn’t be with us by … Continue reading

Swap blocks

Swap blocks

Last month I created a swap block with the Take Flight pattern that I hope to release by the end of January. This pattern allowes so much play with the lay-out and color positioning. Just look at the next picture. Same patterns, but a totally differently layout and coloring. The color request, for Christina’s swap … 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

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

Beautiful Venice — pattern released!

Beautiful Venice — pattern released!

Ah Venice… Have you ever been? I have the privilege to join over 40 students each year on a week long trip through Italy. This September we visited the San Rocco guild hall in Venice, as we always do. I directed the teenagers to look at the paintings on the walls and ceilings. The minute we … Continue reading

Eye candy – test blocks October Sky

Eye candy – test blocks October Sky

Hello everybody, It is time for lots of eye candy today! Three weeks ago I put out a request for pattern testers for the October Sky block, and oh boy… did I get a response! In no time I had 15 quilters willing to try the pattern. Some called themselves beginners and others were experts. … Continue reading