Sunday, June 28, 2009

The ultimate quilting time,

Today it suddenly was there, the ultimate quilting time.
Dh. took the youngest two to the swimmingpool, the oldest was out. So I nested myself on an easy ouside bench with a quilt to finish,

the ultimate quilting time

Soft music, a glass of cool white wine, feet up, nice temperature...
The ultimate quilting time!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Four weeks

Although we are longing for the summer vacation the kids in our class still make the most beautifull artworks,

this is me



Only four more weeks to go!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mini quilt swap,

The postman came just before I left to school. And although I was in a hurry, I could not resist waiting to open it... and yes my miniquilt arrived!
Isn't it lovely!!

mini quilt swap

Sara made it. I love the detaills with the little beats.Thank you Sara!

mini quilt swap

She also spoiled me with a little quilt pin and a lovely card. And talking about spoiling... after an extreme bussy school anniversary week, I spoiled myself with the new Flow magazine.

great magazine

Now, I hope to take some time here and there next week, to finish a new Dutch fabric quilt for the shop.

new Dutch quilt

Have a great day everyone,

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vacation quilt project

Altough we have school until the 24th of juli this year, I did start a vacation quilt. I'm making a Dutch square quilt, nine patches sewed by hand.

making a little square quilt

It'll be easy to take with me when we travel trough France and Spain.
I'm not sure how to finish the quilt, it can be like this,

Dutch fabric quilt

So you'll see more of this project in time.

I'm participating a 'purples fabric' quilt tree and I received my first two fabrics from Jacoline yesterday.

purple quilt tree

I'm curious how this wil turn out? and where all the purple fabric pieces will come from. Now I'm off sending my own purple fabrics to next quilting tree ladies and in search for new participants!

Have a great day,

Sunday, June 7, 2009

After rain comes......

When I visited my mom we had some firm rain showers, and I could not resist taking these pictures..

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This tablequilt (made from old family suits and fabrics) all wet,

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A poppy seedbox with a water shine layer,

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A rainy poppyflower

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and raindrops hanging and laying on flowers and leaves,

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Like the artist Hundertwasser said; Rain gives everything the best colors!

Have great day everyone,

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ready to go

Yes, this miniquilt is now really ready to go to....

miniquilt with tulips and windmill

Oh, sorry can't tell you, it's a secret.
It is as you know by now for this swap.

My mother asked if she could have a pattern from this miniquilt. I made it and made one for the shop to. I did have a hard time making an english discription, but I think it turned out ok.

dutch windmill pattern

Have a good day everyone,

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Can't believe another week has past since my last post. I wanted to show a finished bag (previous post) but I can only show the fabrics I think I'm going to use.

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Instead of sewing, we had a great loss this last week, after 23 year I had to say 'farewell' to my faithful friend. He was alway there without complaining.
Alway taking care of us so we can look fresh!

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But who can do without a friend like that? So now we have a new friend.. we have to get a little accustomed to each other. He is very shy, and hardly makes a sound. So every now and then I have to check on him if he is still ok. I hope our new friend will be verryyyyyy old!

Have a nice day everyone!