Thursday, December 27, 2007

BB quilt

Every once in a while I work on a beautiful quilt originally made by Barbara Bucher Snyder. I received a pattern of this quilt years ago from a friend. You can find a picture of the original quilt in this book: Quilting Traditions.

I had to make three blocks and then I could add a row. Boy, these three blocks were a lot of work! Especially the first block from the bottom, it was really aarrrrggghh to make. Finished block size is 4.5 inch. Up to the next row :-)


ps.. More and more I'm using my Featherweight. I'm so in love with her :-)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

What a beautiful World!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas mini

Last week it was my birthday and to me it is a 'happy birthday' when I can sew the whole day :-) I made this little mini Christmas quilt. I am inspired by bloggers like Libby , Judy ,and Nancy , who have more of a Folk-art style. Something I love very much. So I bought more woven plaids and started this mini. I found this little adorable sheep pattern in 301 Country Christmas quilt blocks . A great book! It was such fun to let the block grow into a mini. Plaids are definitely different to sew. I'm happy with the result. For sure you will find more folk-art quilts from me in future :-))


Machine pieced
Hand quilted
100% cotton hobbs batting

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Surprise in the mail

O Ohh what a surprise!! The postman brought me an envelope that was sent from Sacramento USA. Sacramento, I thought??? When I opened it I found a very sweet letter from a blog reader and two sugar sacks from the 1920s/1930s !! Moorea cleaned up her grandma's house. She thought I would love the sugar sacks. OOhh yes, I LOVE them so much. I'm so thrilled and honoured that Moorea gave them to me. Thank you so much for these treasures. You made my day:-))


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Triangle Treat

Don't you think this is one of the best part of quilting :-) A finished quilt!

It became a quilt with memories. I did a lot of quilting next to my dad in his last weeks. It was emotional for me to pick it up again. But I am so happy I finished it.

Machine pieced
Hand quilted
Hobbs 80/20 batting
Pictures are taken at the Windmill de Zandhaas

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Apron Swap

A few weeks ago I joined in an apron swap. My swap partner was Rhonda from Australia! I made an apron for her and she made an apron for me! How fun!! And what most fun is that two aprons crossed each other over the ocean and were made from the same fabric!!! Can you believe it ! There are so many fabrics in the world, and two women made an apron for each other, one in Australia and one in the Netherlands, and without knowing it from each other they made an apron from the same fabric! I still can't believe it !! What a surprise!
"there's no such thing as coincidence" :)

Rhonda made the beautiful apron with the awesome stitchery and I made the apron with the tulip lace.

And that wasn't all. Rhonda made for me also this beautiful stitchery, and I will turn it in a beautiful miniquilt!