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Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt.

Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt.

It has been a while since you saw anything from this kitchen project. The blocks are from the ‘Tea for Kate’ set that I designed in 2016. This is what I started out planning. I used lots of Alison Glass fabrics combined with lots of ‘pretty friends’. The blocks are 12x 12 inch and I … 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

Workshop sampler

Workshop sampler

These last months I have had the opportunity to teach several beginners FreeMotion Quilting workshops. Preparing for these classes meant going through my quilt sampler book and looking through my quilts and the books I have collected on FMQ.   All this inspired me to create a inspirational sampler specially for this beginners class that I … 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

Swap blocks and more

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

Hexie pillow finished!

Hexie pillow finished!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I feel loved!!! Last week I finished this adorable (if I say so myself!) hexagon as the front of a pillow. I also promissed to tell you how I created a pillow form for this unsual pillow. I had an IKEA pillow on hand; one of those cheap … 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

Summer museums 01

Summer museums 01

Hello World! How are you? The first week of school was very intense. Full of fun teaching, great kids and lots of little things to do even when it is past your bedtime already! I do not even know where the weekend went and the second week has already started in full force. Catch my … Continue reading

Feather-holic

Feather-holic

I took advantage of the Craftsy Sales of this last week. I finally signed up for Angela Walters Free-Motion with Feather Class. I have been quilting feathers for a while now, so the first part of the class did not reveal new techniques for me, but it did help me with getting the right shapes … 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

From the House of Orange

No no, I do not mean our royal family, just that my house has been taken over by orange fabric! First a finish I did not show you yet. You have seen many picture of the Work In Progress (W.I.P). This is one of two pillows my parents requested. I will try to make the … Continue reading

FMQ – Thread Issues Resolved ?!

Last Friday I reported on the thread issues I had been having with my new Aurifil polyester thread. A lot of you responded and gave advice. I so appreciate your help and tips! ( I am still amazed by the kindness in this quilting community! Thank you!!!)  I have tried them out and these are … Continue reading

Free Motion Crazy

Last night I worked on a back panel for pillows I am making for my parents. Instead of a simple (just fabric) backing I decided to go down “the special route” and come up with something crazy. A FMQ back. I started by deviding the panels into squares and drew some circles and ovals with … Continue reading

Thread Issues

I have been having issues… thread issues! Two weeks ago I treated myself to a lot of shiny thread at the quilt show.  I asked the shop ladies if there was any difference between using the polyester versus the cotton thread. They let me believe that it was a personal choice and that both the … Continue reading