Sunday, 21 September 2014

Christmas quilt

The top of the ‘twas the night before Christmas’ – stitchery quilt – is nearly completed! I really enjoyed stitching all the panels and can’t wait till I have patched the center quilt.

This is what it will look like. It is a pattern from Crab-apple Hill 

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I picked up this stitchery again in the first week of my Summer Break.

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Love my nails in these pictures. When a colleague told me about gel nail polish and the amazing fact that a manicure with gel polish lasts two weeks or more, I was intrigued! So I had my nails done before Summer Break. On hindsight, I should have know this wasn’t wise. The acetone to remove the gel polish has made my nails brittle and peel. It has weakened my nails and they have become really dry and this has lead to breakage. Only my thumb nails survived and have some length to them.  Grrr. So guess who won’t try this again. Guess who is waiting for her nails to grow. Lucky me, I have these pictures to see how nice they were.

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The photo below was taken at the beginning of August. I’m nearly there!

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It is nearly halfway through August.

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Drum roll please! The last panel is finished. It is the left panel!

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Still got some thread left.

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Bought these fabrics for the center quilt and for the outer borders. The ivy green and dark red fabric underneath the pile will be used for the borders. Love the ivy green.

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Another view

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Doesn’t this post make you feel like it is Christmas already?

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I’ll see if I can get some advice on how to make the pin-wheel blocks quickly. I need these for the center quilt. I’m especially wondering if there is a quick method to cut and sew everything together. I’m sure Laura from Laura’s Quilt-atelier will be able to help me. I  really think it should be possible to complete the top before Christmas! It would be awesome if I’m quilting it at the beginning of December. It would be so nice to be quilting it ‘the night before Christmas’ so that Santa can admire my work. No hubby, it won’t be completed before Christmas 2014!

Saturday Quilting Bee

I’m so lucky but I was able to join the Saturday Quilting Bee that Laura, from Laura’s Quilt-atelier, organizes. Someone left the group and so there was a place for me.

The projects these quilters are busy with are amazing and so many different kind of styles as you will see a little later.

This in the entrance to the Atelier! It is hidden away in one of the streets in the center of Amersfoort. The old centre!

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Love the window display

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One of the projects!!!

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It is a replica of this pattern.

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Another amazing project. A log cabin variation.

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Love the detail.

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This is what it looks like so far.

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Again another project

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Lots of quilters and aspiring quilters will recognize this pattern. Yes, Love Entwined! Designed from a picture in the book below to a pattern by Esther Aliu, an Australian quilter.

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The above quilt is definitely going on my Bucket List. it will be one of the projects I will start on when I retire. When ever that will be!

A wedding ring quilt.

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When finished, the wedding ring, will look like this.

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Wow, a beautiful purse. Lovely fabric. Love the colors!

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The inside.

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Another project completed in the summer, by one of the quilters in this group. 

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Can’t wait to see all the completed blocks of the quilt in progress below.

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The above quilter is also busy with an other project.

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She is also busy with a third project. Don’t know the name of the quilt, this flower will go onto.

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One of the quilters attending this Bee just had a birthday, so we were in for a treat.

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This one I chose. So cute!

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Finally, some insight on the project I will be busy with during this Bee. I participated with this BOM sometime ago but so far haven’t done anything with it. For those who don’t know me yet, I participate in lots of BOM’s. I just don’t have time to start with any of them. I love this quilt that was designed by Laurie Simpson and Polly Minick. Looks like I’m finally going to start on this quilt. 



Me, cutting the fabric. With some advice from Laura, I dare to start. 

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Can't wait till next month!