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Playing with charity blocks

Playing with charity blocks

Hello everybody! How are you all doing? You have not heard from me on this blog for a couple of weeks. Well you know…life gets in the way… and the flu… and grading test papers! 🙂 I do hope you have not been ill too; at work the flu was raging rampant. It does seems to … 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

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

Juliet’s sewing machine

Juliet’s sewing machine

Hello everyone! I was kind of missing in action… work took priority over sewing the first couple of weeks of this new school year. I truly love my work, but I wish that some things would not take up that much preparation time. I truly love my work… especially if we get to go on … Continue reading

Spreading the love

Spreading the love

What a wonderful Friday! I have just finished the Soy Amado quilt! YAY!!! I am so happy with the orange sashing. Orange and blue are opposites in the colour wheel and therefore enhance each other! The quilt now POPS! Just compare with this picture without the orange! Much better, right? Some fabrics in this quilt … Continue reading

Grandma to the rescue

Grandma to the rescue

… or actually not grandma, but grandma’s! The old Pfaff, that used to be my grandma’s, was still purring with joy when I worked on her this evening. I made one more heart shape block. This time I tried to use a different feather technique. Here you bump back from the top of the feather … Continue reading

“By Jove! I think she’s got it”

No no, no musical blog post here but I could go on and on about Eliza Doolittles costume to the races…. THAT HAT! I want to bet that I would look awesome in it!!! ( Creative strip-piecing anyone? This photograph could easily be the inspiration of a modern quilt!) I finally figured out what to do with the blue … 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

Out of the box

A week full of sewing and designing! I worked on two baby boy quilts and I also managed to sew the blocks together from the massive “Chugging Along” project! HIP HIP HOORAY!!! For those who have not seen the picture of the “Chugging Along” train pattern, here is a picture: Want to see more pictures of … Continue reading

The tale of the three pillows

So I decided that I needed some new decorative pillows for the new sofa I had ordered… That was last December! I bought the fabric, admired it, thought about it, but did not sew with it. Maybe I was a bit afraid to work with different fabric than I was used to. I had bought … Continue reading


Hello everyone! Tomorrow I will turn 37… OUCH, it hurts a bit to “write it out loud”! I feel like 28 instead, so if anyone asks tomorrow, that is what I am sticking to!  🙂 To celebrate my (37th) birthday I am putting two of my favorite patterns on sale with a whopping 37% discount! … Continue reading

Quilters Luck?!

Have you ever felt like there is something called “Quilters Luck”? I seem to have a run of this good luck! Here are some examples: – My grandmothers sewing machine is the most perfect beginner-quilters machine…waiting for me in my own basement! – Bobbins (most of them) only run out of thread at the end … Continue reading

Cookie quilting

Yesterday I was in the mood for learning something new. Free Motion Quilting was on top of my must-learn-list, so I grabbed my grandmother’s sewing machine’s manuel and tried to figure out which foot I needed to use. The old machine came with a little box full of different feet (Those  I will have to … 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