Snap shot

Snap shot all finished. 
Quilted on my small home machine.

and the back

Snap Shot was a Quilt Along at Fat Quarter Shop, one block a month.
The block was "free" you were given the opportunity to donate to
 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Which I did gladly, it is always good when one can help.
The quilt is really not my style but I fell for 
the second block "sewing machine" and then the "kettle block", 
well, I made it to the end. 
I quilted it with just straight lines
not perfect but finished.

Happy quilting


“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” 
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist


Crossroads Quilt Along

Finished today this top

it is called Crossroads. 
I bought the fabric from Fat Quater Shop
the pattern was free on their website and
 they gave you a chance to donate 
to "March of Dimes" 
A fighting chance for every baby.
"March of Dimes" are an amazing organization whose 
mission is to prevent premature births.
Today, one in ten babies are born prematurely, and many will not survive.
It is always nice if one can help.

Starting something new

one month later 

Knitted shawl called "Exploration Station by Stephen West.
Learned some new techniques, it was fun to knit. 
The yarn was hand dyed Skinny Singles from Ireland
So soft.

You all have a blessed day
and Happy quilting.



Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade

I'm so excited to join the Pincushion Parade
for the first time.
Click the link to see all the great prizes 
and share your photos of your pincushions,
and have a chance to win.

I will start with my tiny pincushion 
made for applique pins.

The next one was made for special pins I never use.

This one was made with fabric from Japan and 
a thread catcher to go with it. 

The last one Pyramid Pincushion 
is not finished yet.

It is  a needle work by Sue Hawkins

Do pop over to
to see lots of beautiful pincushions.



Finished quilts

Today is a show time - well, only two quilts.

 This is  "Tree of Life"
 pattern from Edyta Sitar (my version). 
It was specially made for my daughter.

Quilted by Birgit Schüller  a great quilter in Riegelsberg, Germany.
It's a king size quilt, little to big for my sewing machine.

On the back is my daughter's name. 
It is about 1/3 of the back.
I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of the whole back

Now, this quilt "The Spools" I started at Edyta's class
in Alsace 2014. 

Just finished quilting and binding it yesterday.
Very pleased how it turned out.

May you all have a blessed day and 
happy quilting.



Morris Hexathon

May 7th 2016 started the six-month quiltalong at Barbara Brackman blog .
New hexagon block every Saturday. 
I decided to join and do some more English Paper Piecing.

As Barbara says on her blog 
"We'll make various hexies as we discuss a little hexie history. The main theme will be a jog through William Morris's England with stops at places that were important in his life and work. It's a virtual Morris Tour of England."

Three blocks done already.

 I'm using Sticks and Stones from Laundry Basket Quilts.

Block one is: Westminister Star.

 Block two is: Crystal Palace.

 Block three is: Camelot Star.

It is not to late to join if you LOVE EPP as I do.

Happy quilting


P.S. Will try to link up with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches, Piece Yourself Together. Thanks  Anthea for hosting. 


Flower garden

Now, at last, this quilt is finished.
The first flower was made in June 2010.
Back then, Karen at the "journey of a quilter" hosted a group called

It is 61"x82"
Quilted with YLI the flowers, DMC no.8 in between.

I love making hexies, so I thought I would use up som scraps.
Nothing big, just making flowers and see what happens.

Have a blessed week.



FQS BOM 2014-15

Thought I should show you a photo of my finished 
Fat Quarter Shop BOM 2014-15.
I'm rather pleased how it turned out.

It's a Moda fabric called "Snowbird" from Laundry Basket Quilt.

I used the same fabric for "Legacy Quilt", 12 blocks 16"
Each block pieced by hand.

Have not decided yet how to quilt it.

Another blue one is in preparation.
Batik from Laundry Basket Quilt called "Cold Spell".

The fussy cut blocks with the bird on a branch is 7".
It is for a double sized bed.

All these fabrics are designed by Edyta Sitar.
Have you noticed, 
I do love her and I'm so looking forward 
for her next collection called "Blue Barn" that will be out in July.

Have a wonderful weekend and lots of sewing.



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.