Saturday, 29 November 2008


Second attempt - as Bev Jackson told us 20 years ago... reading is key. Thanks G.!


Friday, 28 November 2008

Troops Awaiting


Masterclass - Kaffe Fassett

Finally... I had to wait for a couple of months... signed up for a Masterclass by Kaffe Fassett back in June... not knowing what to expect. Cut an enormous amount of fabric squares beforehand... and drove all the way to Leeuwarden. Well worth the effort! I absolutely loved it!! The end result looks completely different from what I expected...
First Kaffe showed us his 'Dickie Bow Quilt'...
Then we had to put the fabrics on our plan board... stop thinking, just put the fabrics on the board and rearrange later... Above my initial layout...
The feedback from Kaffe and Brandon Mably, his assistant.... my background fabric was competing with the bows. Kaffe asked me to pick my favourite fabrics and took me shopping - every girls dream! After lots of rearranging - this is the end result.
Kaffe does a tour of all quilts at the end of the day (and do not think you can skip this!!). Mine 'went through a lot of changes... hot strength... speaks of masculinity'... not sure he liked it, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Civil War Diary Quilt-November Homework

Troops Arriving
Mail Delivery
Haven't I been busy this weekend? G.

Friday, 21 November 2008


Friday evening M. and I did a workshop at the "Putkha" we made this winter wreath. It was a lot easier than the stuffed pumpkin we did last time. I haven't hung it on my door yet, because of the november storms.. G.

Sunday, 16 November 2008


Finished my first homework block this month. The most complicated of the four. Struggled to find a spot with enough light to take a picture... my bathroom it is. I'll be in Friesland Tuesday and Wednesday this week to attend a workshop with Kaffe Fassett. Will keep you posted.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Civil War Quilt...

This month our blocks were inspired by Eldress Nancy Moore. The three of us were the top of our class last night... LOL.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Merchantable Goods

Last homework block before class on Tuesday. Flowery pinks.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Watch the Birdie... Harassment

Boy... I love paperpiecing (and could never ever have finished this block in the traditional way - LOL, I would never have tried in the first place...) but I do not understand how use the fabric economically. And if I try I end up ripping seams. This block cost me a fat quarter in fabric. May be a good question for class on Tuesday. One more block to go... but first I am off to the fair.


Another Civil War block, 'News'. Finished in the week the US elected a black (lingo of the time) president. Leaves me wondering whether good old Abe would be able to get his head around that if he were to be transmitted in time to 2008 by Prof. Barabas. Always think of Abe as a gracious man... but then again my picture of him is largely painted by the 80's TV series 'North & South'... ;-)

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Harassment and News

The last two blocks of my homework are finished. They weren't as difficult as I thought they would be. Maybe I'm getting the hang of paper piecing... Had to rip out only one (!) seam. G.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008


One of my favourite characters from my favourite writer/illustrator duo Annie M.G. Schmidt/ Fiep Westendorp... as a cross stitch pattern. The world is a brighter place.

Come Fall...

Come Fall... it is about time I posted a picture of my Celtic Autumn. Stitched her and her seasons sisters a couple of years ago.