Saturday, 28 February 2009

Bombardment and Abomination of Desolation

Abomination of Desolation
These two blocks we added to our homework because they were pieced. Poor M., she could have made the block quite quick if she had read the instructions from our teacher. For I.'s information: to calculate the size of the blocks add 1.25 inch to the long side of the triangle. The squares should measure 4,25 inch. G.

Knitting + Reading and The Great Bazaar

Knitting and Reading
The Great Bazaar
I was a bit disappointed in "the Great Bazaar", mostly because I didn't work accurately enough to make it perfect. G.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Panic and Churches Spared

Churches Spared
My first two paper piecing blocks of our Civil War homework. Having some trouble shooting pictures, so I tried to do it outside. I forgot the polder-winds... they had me running trough the garden chasing my blocks... G.

Scissor Case

Last night we had a great time at I.'s house. She made us a delicious carrot cake and we even managed to finish this scissor case made from selvedges. The package was a gift of quiltshop The Sampler. The button is made from a cent (of course a Queen Juliana one) and I used the selvedges from my own Dutch fabric stash, including the one we bought in Enschede at a quilt exhibition some time ago. You can see Twentse Welle, the name of the museum in one of them. Last night I was very happy with it, but I'm not so happy with the finishing.... Too bad. G.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Bombardment by M.

... sometimes it helps to think... a block that is too big, can be made smaller... still the math will come in handy for future blocks...

Abomination of Desolation by M.

The right size... quite an achievement today... Luckily I also finished my skirt and cut the pattern for my new dress. Otherwise this weekend would have been a complete waste - craft-wise.


Too Small, Too Big

These blocks are absolutely gorgeous... colourwise. Only one minor detail... one is too small and the other is too big. G., could you please do the math...?!?

Thanks, M.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Nightwear part two

These pyjamas were really fun to make. Nice and easy, what a difference from an evening dress, ha ha! G.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

M. Has One Too by G.

As tradition goes G. told me I could not cross stitch this one myself... I cross stitched one for G. a couple of years ago and we each made one for our mothers. So now G. made one for me. I love it!

I had planned to put it out on display during the Christmas period only... but it is way too pretty!

Thank you G.


Thursday, 5 February 2009


Now I've really lost it, started making my own nightwear... G.