Friday, 25 February 2011

First blocks

All these triangles have to be sewn together. They cannot be pressed, because that will distort the bias edge, so I have to put them together really careful.
And here are my first blocks! Only 59 more to go! G.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

B.'s great skirt pattern

I finished this skirt for Little Miss T. last week, but forgot to post it! This one is for you, B.! Thanks for your great pattern. I had so much fun making this skirt again. It even involved some hammering by my husband. G.

Three days of cutting

After three days of cutting fabric, I started my own Chinese restaurant of fabric. Now all I have to do is sort them all and put these hundreds of triangles together.... To give you an idea: there are 220 triangles in the box of dark blue triangles. G.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Starting off the Kaleidoscope...

I bought this book by Eleanor Burns and the ruler years ago, when we were still in the sampler cross-stitch club in de Rijp. Today I finally started the Kaleidoscope quilt of Dutch fabrics I want to make for my dad.
Last week I coloured the quilt plan to have an idea of how many blocks I will have to make.
Yesterday I set up this cutting station. I works wonderfully well. I will have to change the bedsheets for my little niece when she has to sleep in her bed. I'm afraid the bed is filled with fabric threads.
I used M.'s great 6x24 inch ruler to cut 5"strips. I know now what I want for my birthday!
Strips, strips and more strips.... The 5" ones are for the triangles, the 4"ones are for the corner blocks.
By using the kaleidoscope triangle ruler I cut each strip into 8 triangles.
There are three stacks of triangles to be cut: dark, medium and light blues. I've finished the light ones
And this is what the floor looks like after a few hours of cutting... G.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Patchwork en Quiltdagen

This weekend the Patchwork en Quiltdagen were held here in our "backyard" in Vijfhuizen. An enormous amount of shops were there and some wonderful exhibitions. I was able to add some great fabrics to my Dutch fabric stash, found the perfect cornerstones for my Civil War quilt and bought some cute fabrics to make myself new potholders. My dad made a very nice series of photos from the exhibitions, just click below and see some of the quilts that were exhibited. Thanks, dad for these pictures! They are perfect! G.

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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Little Miss T.'s not in purple

I think this is a first: little Miss T. isn't wearing purple! I. gave me this cute pattern, she had it finished in one night, it took me a bit (a few more nights) longer! But I'm very happy with the result. G.
I'm just looking at I's blog and I can't believe it.... I used exactly the same fabric she did!!
Just have a look here. I'm sorry I., I had no idea!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Christmas in February ?

Last year's christmas tree had a very ugly stem.( My husband had chopped off a bit too much)
So I decided to make a tree skirt. I started it just before Christmas, but didn't finish it until today. We'll see how it looks on the tree this year! The pattern is from an article in the magazine from the Quilters gilde. G.

New Projects by R.

R. has made her own bonnet and scarf. I'm so proud of her. G.