Dancing umbrellas

Look what the postman brought this morning
All this  from Laundry Basket Quilts, as a prise for participating 
and winning in
 "The Heart's Content Thread Box Contest" 
at Fat Quarter Shop in February.

Love every single piece. 

Here we have the Dancing Umbrellas.
Top finished - next step is quilting.

And also this Spool top. 
Both from Edyta's book.

"I asked God for LOVE
and he gave me Troubled people to help".

Enjoy the day



Chain Piecing

 Have been working on "Just Takes 2" quilt top.
The blocks have been waiting in the box for to long.
Now that they are all pieced together with sashing and stones,
the next step is to do 120 flying geese.

Then it comes handy to have "The Angler 2" from Pam Bono.
It's a plastic quilting template that fits every sewing machine. 
No need to spend time marking with a pencil.

And chain piecing.

120 flying geese blocks done in no time.

Four borders ready to be sewn on to the top.

Have a great week.




Thank you Wendy B for hosting Friday Night Sew-In. 
I joined for the first time and did one 6" block with hexagons.

This one is for hand-sewn top (no sewing machine),
 made with scraps from FQS BOM 2014, 
fabric designed by Laundrey Basket.

Also like to share with you newly made
 Dutch Treat blocks.
Neutral Zone


Napa Valley
Now I better get started to see what the other 50 ladies 
were up to last night.
Will you join me at FNSI

I asked God for WISDOM...
And God gave me Problems to solve.

Have a nice World Wide Quilting Day 


show and tell tuesday

There are to many UFO in my sewing room. 
My goal this year is to finish at least half of them.

Only three more blocks for the FQS BOM 2014.

Broken Star just finished. 
It's a wall hanging, using 1" strips for the logs, 
 4,5" finished block size.
Finished quilt 40"x40".

This little Wallhanging I turned into a cushion.
It is raw edge appliqué. Never done that before.

I wonder how it will look like after a wash in a washing machine.
More on that later.

I'm linking up with "Show and tell Tuesday" 

Enjoy what ever you are doing.
Think positive - Life is beautiful. 



Hearts Content Thread Box Contest

Hello everyone!

A couple of months ago, Fat Quarter Shop, along with Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, (my favorite designer), hosted a Heart's Content  Thread Box Contest on FQS's blog.  
I took part and made a mini quilt, which I call  
"Hearts and Home."

The heart stencil came with the box, (I love hearts in a quilt), 
the houses are not quite my invention, 
I had a stencil from old days, 
the cats, I shaped by using 50 cent and 20 cent coins. 
I think they are rather cute. 
Of course, all is sewn and quilted with Aurifill Thread. 
The only thread I use.

Unfortunately we were only three participating, 
you can go to FQS's Blog and have a look at the other two. 
Just scroll down to Saturday February 28th. You can actually vote for your favorite.

Have a nice day.

I asked God for STRENGTH...
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.

I have linked up to Show and Tell Tuesday


Some Dutch Treat blocks

 I'm in love
with reverse appliqué.

Busting Out

Castle Window







Wrought Iron

Wooden Shoe

And they all have a name, isn't that cute.
A finished block is 4" square.

Enjoy whatever you are doing.



Embroidery box

Last weekend I finished this box I started
 in Nantes 2013,
at the Dear Jane exhibition,
and did a workshop with Karine 

I'm very pleased with myself, having finished it.
It was a lot of fun doing stitches using ribbons.
So I bought this book "Embroidered & Embellished" by Christen Brown,
to learn some more stitches.

If only there were more hours round the clock!!!

Happy stitching.



Calendar Girl and Dutch Treat

 Finally all 12 girls are stitched.
Next step is to assemble the blocks and 
decide on the border.

Earlier this year I bought this book, 
wasn't sure if I could do this reverse appliqué.
Made two or three practice blocks before 
I decided and bought the fabric for this quilt.

My first two real blocks 


 Old and New

For the main print I'm using batik from "Laundry Basket" 
designed by Edyta Sitar. 
The foreground fabric, cream tone on tone prints.

I just love this.

Happy stitching



Mystery Quilt Downton Abbey 
finished at last.

The dowager Countess 

And the back

It didn't take long to do the Part 4 of Di Ford's Mystery.
Border of 48 hourglass units and corners of some hexies.

It is getting bigger, it's now 110 cm (43") square.

In June I signed up for another Mystery Quilt.
This time it's Fat Quarters Shop mystery 
with fabrics designed by Edyta Sitar. 

This morning the fabric for block 2 arrived.
I love this fabric, it is called Snowbird, from Laundry Basket Quilts.
I'm a big fan of Edyta and buy a lot of fabric from her web
She is giving a workshop in Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines in September,
I have already signed up.

Happy quilting 


Di Ford's mystery and Calendar girl

At last block 3 is done. 
Lots and lots of stitches, hexagons, leaves, stem and flowers,
 all sewn together.

The size is now 36"x36".

One corner.

Also finished my little Calendar Girl, February
(febrúar,  my native language).
Two more to go.

This quilt, The Flower Garden, 
has been waiting for a long time now to be quilted.
I wanted a wooden floor frame,  but was not able to find it anywhere near.
But this is what I could get for not to much money, 
 Dritz Quilting Quilters Floor Frame.
It is PVC and works really good, (but it is not pretty) 
adjustable height and the frame is 28"x35"

Now I better go and do some quilting.

Enjoy your day.



Willow Weave and Music

Last year I did this Jelly Roll Sew-along project with Doreen
called Willow Weave. 
It was first time for me to use Jelly Roll.

Quilted with sunflowers pattern.

It will be a present for my darling grand daughter 
who will turn 17 in July.

And this Music quilt  is for her twin brother
the pianist. 

The back of Music.

Happy Quilting.