Thursday, 31 December 2009

Muffin - pincushion

Finished a WIP and it is not even 2010!!


Wednesday, 30 December 2009

New Year's Resolutions

  • write a book
  • spend more time with family & friends
  • arrange more time for quilting and work away those WIPS
  • fit in fitness
  • save money
  • reduce work stress by working less
  • not focusing on flaws, but on potential


Happy New Year

Which resolutions will become my goals for 2010!!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

White Christmas

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I don't have to 'dream of a white Christmas'. I'm living it.


Merry Christmas

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas Bee

Our annual Christmas Bee was at Matty's home this year. Matty decided we were going to make a cupcake. It looks so easy! That is what we thought. But we had to read the instructions twice, and even then we were not so sure if we were doing it right. I decided to make a small cupcake.


Here is a small impression of our progress.



As you can see I'm not having a good hair day.


It always amazes me how much we bring along to these bee's.  This is a picture of my stuff.


Naturally we needed some refreshments.



Sadly, most of us were unable to finish our cupcake. Another WIP, for our To Do List.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Quilt lesson - last lesson for this season

Last Thursday was the last lesson for this season. Time really flies. I'm having a hard time believing it is nearly Christmas. A couple of times a day, I'm pretty sure, that it is still summer. But when I'm caught in the rain without a coat I remember, it is winter. Still, it does give a nice feeling, thinking it is still summer.

But back to the subject. Tineke is making lots of progress. However, she is having a hard time deciding which fabric she want to use in this feathered star quilt top. She has been driving to different shops buying all that they had of the crème colored fabric. She even bought some red fabric, to be on the save side.

Here are the nine finished blocks.


An impression of the decision process, which shall she choose.

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It is hard deciding, so our teacher, decided for an different approach. The fabric was rolled out.

Will it be this one?

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After much discussion, Tineke chose the one where the red is on the outside and the green floral fabric is on the inside.  This way the focus is placed on the blocks, especially the centre block.

Don't you just love this quilt? Marja sewed on the borders, as she wanted some help with the corners.

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Tonny is making some beautiful Christmas quilts. Don't you just love the appliqué? Very skilled quilter our Tonny. I'm sure she will have at least 20 quilts done by the time she is 60.

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We, the others, are a little slower. We hope to have 20 quilts done when we are 80.

Some are busy with their Christmas projects.

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An last impression: everyone being busy.


I'm the one who is making slow progress. My work is in the front left side of the table. I only need to finish another 2 blocks after this one and I can start putting the top together.

Hopefully the new year will bring me a little more time for quilting.

New Bag

Some time ago I bought myself a new bag. Sadly, within two weeks it looked about 100 years old. So I bought it back to the store. The money I paid for it was refunded.

Last Thursday I found its replacement.

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Sunday, 22 November 2009

A quick post

Here is a update. Last Thursday we had another quilt class.


Marja's feathered star quilt top is finished. At least that is what we thought. Her sister noticed a mistakes. Can you see it?


She has decided to undo a small part of the center block. This is such a difficult pattern! 'This is why I've decided not to make 9 blocks but 6. This is how it will hopefully turn out. I like this design / pattern.


Using these blocks. The fourth is nearly done.


Concentration!! Some of the quilters are busy with their Christmas project.


The rest of the group, doing their thing.


More show and tell: the black & white feathered star quilt top. Mirjam has nearly finished the top. If I remember correctly another border will be added. Then it can be finally sandwiched.


Tonny's Christmas top.