Sunday, 18 November 2012


Hello quiltmakers & blogfollowers,

Friday I was in a foul mood and I have to admit I held on to this till about Saturday 11am. Partly I can blame my mood on ‘the others’ but mostly I have to blame myself. My list of have-to-do was once again too long and I left some things till the last moment. I find it hard to accept that some things are never done. Once you have ticked off one item of the list, something else is added to the list.

I purposefully decided to create more balance in my day, but I have to admit I’m not quite there yet. Still, this past week I said no  a little more frequently. It is becoming a little easier, to hold on to what I want and need, and not to be influenced by what ‘the others’ want and need from me.

What changed my foul mood? Jacqueline de Jonge, another quiltmaker.


Jacqueline is the lady on the right.

What a great teacher! Check out her Facebook wall. Saturday I attended a workshop she gave in Putten. I’m learning how to make her Twinkle Star quilt. Friday evening I was convinced that I should not have enrolled in this class. It would be much too difficult, especially as I’m not proficient with the sewing machine.

Well guess who was wrong?


Guess who bought this fabric stash, at the end of class, to finish this quilt?


Guess who planned a date with another quilter from this class to make some quick advancements on this quilt?

Isn’t it pretty? I’ll be giving this quilt to Tess, once it is completed.




My new ruler. A inch ruler.


Busy at work.


End result, at the end of the day.


The other participants.


A nearly completed star from another participant


Another finished example.


And, another one.


When this quilt is completed, or at least the top, it will look something like this.

I came home very tired but very contend. My foul mood had lifted.

So what better way to end your busy but fun day, then having yourself some chilli?



Berna said...

Toen ik de eerste resultaten zag, dacht ik meteen: dat is een vrolijk patroon voor je nichtje! Met snel resultaat zo te zien.
Veel succes ermee en een fijne zondag.

ruthsplace said...

What a fabulous block. The quilt is going to look fabulous with the fabric you've chosen.

I can't believed that it's machine pieced!

suz said...

Isn't quilting wonderful - I find it helps so much at the end of the day. I work for lawyers and I end up so frustrated some days that sewing is such a God-send. This is a wonderful quilt and you are off to a great start!