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
Filed under Star Collection …
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
WOOOOWWW…. my social media just exploded today after posting about the F2f blocks. The response on Facebook and Instagram is unbelievable. The members of the Facebook groups called ‘Quilting‘ and “For the Love of Paper Piecing‘ have been so incredibly kind. They are commenting with their best wishes for our Miss May and telling their … Continue reading
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
October Sky – pattern available!
It is finally time to release October Sky into the world! The pattern has been tested, the pdf has been drafted… the pattern is finished! YAY!!! You may have already seen some of these pictures and drawings on my blog or on Instagram. October Sky is a traditional block with a modern twist. It is … Continue reading
Swap blocks and more
Hello hello hello! I would like to share some cute little projects with you this evening! First up are the three blocks I paper pieced for the Foot2Freestyle swap. Lynn from Tialys requested dark grey backgrounds with turquoise/teal, light grey, white and a sprinkling of coral. All blocks are my own design. Block 1 … Continue reading
October Sky – testers wanted!
Hello everybody! I have just finished writing up a new pattern. It is a foundation paper piecing pattern based on a traditional patchwork star. The pattern is beginner-friendly. Yes, there are many pieces, but they can be pieced with strips, squares and squares cut in half. There are TWO variations of this pattern. The first … Continue reading
Foot 2 Freestyle – Swap blocks
Hello again! Before the work week starts again, I wanted to take advantage from this quiet Sunday evening and write another blog post. As you may remember I am participating in a worldwide year long swap. In June I received about 30 blocks myself. What a load of fun each day to get happy mail … Continue reading
We are in the middle of our May Break: two weeks of well deserved rest before “all hell” breaks loose! In the middle of May the final exams take place for our senior students in school. Until then I am enjoying myself with small odd jobs in my house and cleaning up the sewing room. … Continue reading
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
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
This week I was struck by a blog post by Alison from “Little Island Quilting“. She constructed a quilt top from donated blocks from quilters from all over the world. The quilt will be donated to a charity for street children in Mexico City. Read more about it here and here. Alison is asking our help! You … 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
When it is exam week at our school, we the teachers are “on surveillance duties”. Making sure the students do not cheat and that everything runs smoothly. Yesterday my “tour of duty” was for 2,5 hours…..I try to keep myself busy with counting silly things. Here are the results , LOL! 91 students had exams … Continue reading
Good morning everyone! I wrote about a giveaway and an interview on Amy’s blog 13 Spools yesterday. Due to “different time zones” our posts did not “link up”. So, here is the correct link to the giveaway and interview! Have fun reading the interview and do not forget to comment on Amy’s blog if you … Continue reading
Paper Pieced Meet ‘n Greet + Giveaway!
Go over to Amy’s fabulous blog 13 Spools for an interview with yours truly! 🙂 You know what? We will be giving away one of my foundation piecing patterns to a lucky winner! Hey! When you have visited Amy’s blog, please come back here! I have some more things to show you! LOL! My latest … 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
New Pattern – Blurry!
Wizzing, twirling and whirling… meet BLURRY! This new paper piecing pattern has many faces: gorgeous rainbow colour wheels, monochrome vortexes and exploding flower buds. Imagine what you could do with it! Feast your eyes! I have used the Blurry pattern to create this pillow! I have tried a new FMQ pattern: spirals! (and some more … Continue reading
Goodmorning to you all! I am looking forward to a birthday party this evening. I have not decided what to wear 😉 but the present for the Birthday Girl Nadja is finished! Yeeha! I just have to wrap it up… but first I will show you how I made this little pillow. Nadja wanted a … 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
Wish upon a star – part 2
Maybe you remember that I had the privilege to test the alphabet pattern FONTASTIC by Kristy at Quietplay. A group of pattern testers had to try out a selection of words and than send the blocks to her so Kristy could make them part of two charity quilts. I added a little seven pointed star to my … Continue reading
Star collection – Jewel
Here is the newest addition to my star collection. The pattern is called Jewel because I was inspired by a piece of jewelry I was given by my aunt. I loved the simplicity and the underlying complexity of that piece of jewelry. I just wanted it bigger and in fabric! So this design was born! … Continue reading
Pointy and Dizzy released!
Moving forwards: My newest star patterns Pointy and Dizzy are now available from my craftsy store!!! These last few weeks were filled to the brim with designing, testing, changing the patterns, e-mailing, some more testing done all over the world, and then sitting back and enjoying my pretty stars on the design wall! Both patterns … Continue reading
More Pointy and Dizzy
The test blocks of Dizzy and Pointy are slowly rolling in. Here are two wonderful blocks by Jackie. I looking forward to the other test results! Both patterns will, hopefully, be in my craftsy store after this weekend. Bye for now! Esther
Free paper piecing pattern!
Doing a “Happy dance” right now! Whoop whoop! My first paper piecing pattern is ready for use! The pattern is called “Star collection – Freedom” and you can download it at my craftsy site. You can see more pictures here at my flickr site. PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS!!! Thanks to all my fantastic testers! Without you … Continue reading
Some more test blocks- MINE!
Hello everyone! I thought to you would like to see some more test blocks of “Dizzy” and “Pointy”. These are the ones I did myself, before sending out the pdf files to the other testers. I made these while working on the patterns these last two weeks. Enjoy! First are two pictures of “Pointy”. Solid … Continue reading
Looking for pattern testers – the “Pointy group”!
Hi, Here I am again! I have another pattern written up you could test! Please let me know if you like to try this star out. I will send you a pdf file that will NOT contain information on how to paper piece. But it will contain the following: Some colour options so you can see what is … Continue reading
Thrifting and testing
This morning I went to the thrift store close by. I found all kinds of goodies to cut up and make into quilts! Here are some pictures: Don’t you just love the red fabric with the coffee pots? I only got a piece the size of 1/3 yard, so I will save that piece for … Continue reading