Thursday, November 28, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
It has been bit quiet on my blog. I have nothing crafty to post about. No quilting, no sewing, no knitting nothing. I am spending every spare minute in and around my new house.
We are close to the big move. Yes! Tomorrow my new kitchen will arrive. Our house is becoming more and more a home.
I'm packing my fabrics.. and ooh my hands are itching to work on a quilt again. So many fabrics are inspiring me. I have to wait a little while and then I can sew in my new studio :-)
Friday, August 23, 2013
After a great summer with great weather and a lovely vacation in Italy, we started the renovations of our new home. It is a house from 1937. I'm so happy. In this picture you can see my future studio. What a luxury. Right now I am busy with the move and will have little time to sew.
This cross- stitch is my summer project. I'm stitching patterns I like on a fabric. I don't know what I will do with it yet when it is finished. I'm enjoying the progress and it is nice to have something easy to work on when I have time.
One of these girls isn't mine but she could be mine. She is my son's girlfriend :-)
They were sitting on the couch and I had to smile, they all wear their hair like this, seems to be the style these days.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Inspired by the mini in the book I mentioned in my post before I started drawing a small Lemoyne star.
Because this mini quilt has so many Y seams I decided to handpiece it.
and a lovely background :-)
What's left is the border. I cut some pieces already but I'm not satisfied.. hmmm
Need to dig in my closet again.
To be continued....
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It is nice to have my quilt back home from France/Quiltmania. I'm happy we can use it on our bed finally. All the pink is so lovely. It just makes me smile :-)
Today I was reading the quilt book: Going West! and saw these cradles made out of cigar boxes about 1900. What a great idea. I can image little girls playing with these cradles made with love by their dad or grandpa.
And look at the doll quilt on the left page. The one with the LeMoye Star. What a nice quilt for a hand piecing project. Maybe I have to grab my ruler, cutter and some fabrics and just play like a little girl.
(who really want to play with a cigar box cradle too, yes I know I'm a dreamer ;-)
Friday, April 19, 2013
Finally I can show you my quilt which I finished a while ago. It is published in the Spring special of Quiltmania.
I quilted the pink alternate blocks with a freehand feather. Which Gwen Marston showed me how to make these at her retreat I went to a few years ago. As soon as I have my quilt back I will take a close up picture of the quilting for you to see.
I'm very happy with the way how Quiltmania photographed my quilt for their magazine.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Phyllis asked me on which quilt is my applique block pinned. That is the backing of this 'blue quilt' (I'm not so good in naming my quilts.) I made it years ago. I still love it and I use it often on the couch.
I love blue and white quilts. I'm working on this quilt. I am using two fabrics. All blocks the same blue and ecology cloth. Boring to sew but I know when it is finished it will be very decorative and very peaceful in my living room.
I found a nice border fabric in my stash. Because working on my blue and white quilt is a bit boring I started cutting and sewing htsts. Maybe it is becoming a king size quilt with hsts ?? I don't know. I just will start and will see what will to do with them.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Last weekend I felt like appliquéing. It's been a long time ago since I have appliquéd.
I just love the progress.
This was my idea to start with. And what do you think?
I like the basket but somehow it wasn't 'perfect' to me.
Too light? Too much?
So I tried another fabric. A print.
hmm no. I like the check more.
Another check. I thought this is better. But is it still too much?
A smaller check...
A more masculine check...
In auditioned several fabrics to choose this one :-)
Now I have to think about the next step to turn this block into a quilt.
It was good to appliqué again. It always feels like 'coming home' to me.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
After crocheting some vintage coasters I made these vintage potholders.
I think they hung in every kitchen at the 50's ;-)
I was digging in some baskets with UFO's and found this project. A blue and white quilt. Inspired by Kathie's blue and white quilt I decided to work on mine again. I will show you soon my progress.
Have a nice day.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I made from some left over yarn from my dish cloths these cute vintage coasters. They are so is so easy to crochet. Within a few minutes a coaster is finished. What a great 'take along project' for in your bag. Great for when you have a few minutes. Or just in front of the TV. A nice small project in between the bigger projects to actually finish, we all know some of these projects take a long time!
You can find the coaster pattern here. My next coaster will be made with red yarn and I also blue yarn leftover so I may have to make a blue one too..