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.



Calendar Girls

Only three more months to fill this year
of Calendar Girls.

Happy quilting.



Quiltfestival in Luxembourg

I'm not very good at blogging, my last post was in April.
I'm still quilting the DA quilt, 
and working on the Quiltmania Mystery Quilt part 3.
 Some pictures later.

 Oh yes I went on a Pilgrimage to 
Medjugore in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
It was difficult but very interesting journey.

Today I will show you some pictures from the Quiltfestival in
Wilwerwiltz, a small commune in Luxembourg. 

Just a few pictures from this great show which is held every two years.

Have a nice weekend 
and happy quilting.