Saturday, 28 June 2008

Two (or Four?) Grobbekuikens

Christmas in June... We had to start one of our new Christmas projects. It turned out so very cute! We bought the pattern in Veldhoven at the European Quilt Championships and changed it all around. G.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Civil War Diary Quilt - start

M. and I are going to do the new course "Civil War Diary Quilt" at the quiltshop Irma's Sampler in Haarlem. The course is based on the book by Rosemary Youngs. The quilt is made from reproduction fabrics from the American Civil War. So when we were in Zutphen on Saturday at Petra Prins's shop (who claims to be specialized in reproduction fabrics!) we had to buy some fabric. I'm very happy with all the pinks! G.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Shell Wreath

Haven't I been busy last night?? I can tell you that glue from a glue-pistol is very very hot. G.

G's Shirt

Finally something I made for myself that I can wear right now (well, not exactly right now, because it is so hot outside) all my other creations have to wait for my sister's wedding in September. G.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Hollywood Glamour Sweat Shop Part Two

The road to Hollywood Glamour is a bumpy one, especially if you aren't careful with the hot iron. But didn't it all turn out just wonderful! You look great, M.!! A designer dress with designer (Mart Visser) shoes. G.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Not Purple ??!!

Little Miss T. was quite happy with her new skirt, though her first comment was: It isn't purple... G.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

New Dress

After a fight with my overlocker, I could finally finish this dress for my daughter... I still don't know what I did wrong, but pulling all the treads out and putting a new needle in, eventually did the trick. Now I have to finish one skirt for Little Miss T. and I've used up all my Stoffenspektakel fabric....(for the girls that is..) G.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

On This Day...

On this day a moment of reflection. Dear G., please pay attention. You have joint responsibility, accountability, even 'guilt' in this...

I have SIX (!!!) quilt tops in various stages of production/ design. And I only started quilting a little over a year ago.

The Six:
1. Triangle Traktatie: 15 blocks so far, the odd 80 left to do.
2. Cool Diamonds by Kaffe Fassett: bought the fabric
3. My version of the Red Courthouse Steps by Kaffe Fassett: need to bring the number of fatquarters I bought down to the number required...
4. Circle In The Square: got the fabric, finished 4 - haven't decided on number of blocks yet.
5. Quilt As I Go Logcabin: finished 14 of the 42 blocks.
6. Japanese Quilt: got the fabric. Decided on the design.

But I managed to finish ONE! And will hopefully finish another in the near future.

Dear G., as I will be on holiday when the workshop calendar is posted of the Autumn season, you have the burden of ensuring I do not start another quilt top before I finish at least TWO. So pick whichever workshop you like and I'll join (and pray the result will not be larger than a cushion).

I am hesitant to use the words... UFO's and stash...


PS. I just realised... I have 7... my Mystery Belgian Quilt.