Sunday, 5 October 2014

Stonefields Bee – part one

Some months ago I decided to enroll for the Stonefields class organized by Bep, one of the quilt teachers at Petra’s Patchwork and Quilting shop. Well the 4th of October finally came around. If you check out this blog I’m sure you will read more about these classes. 

I park my car, where I can take a picture of this.

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I see this, when I turn around.

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I see this, when I walk towards the Drogenapsteeg.

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I pass this narrow street, Oude Bornhof, when walking to the shop.

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I go right from the Zaadmarkt into the Bernhardsteeg. At the end of this narrow street I see this, Petra Prins Patchwork & Quilting.

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The front door op the shop. I have to admit the door didn’t open as I expected so I practically fell into the shop. Another embarrassing moment. This is the second time this has happened to me this week!

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My goody bag, the Perfect Circles and pattern.

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Bep, our teacher

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Bep was able to show lots of blocks! She has been working on the Stonefields quilt for a while, so that she has some blocks to show us. In the next 10 sessions, we will work on our own Stonefields quilt. 

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Don’t these blocks look lovely?

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This is part 1. Every month we will get a booklet with instructions and the pattern for a couple of the blocks.

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They always have a little treat for us! It is a little sad to eat them as they are so cute but they are too delicious not to be eaten.

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I first had this petit four (also called mignardises). At the end of the workshop I have to admit I had another one. Oops, forgot to take a picture of that petit four.

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Bep is showing us how to make a sharp point. I think I will have to watch the video of Di Ford, part 5, to really get the hang of this new technique. It looks so easy, but I have to admit it is not yet a part of my sewing routine.

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First leave shape cut.

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This is my progress so far. Have to appliqué them on the back-ground fabric. I have to make two of these blocks.

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If I want to keep up and finish the top around July 2015, I have to make 13 blocks before the next class!!! I’ve got 4 weeks to complete them all. The last 4 years I’ve only been able to complete one block a month. Guess this slow quilter needs to put a little more speed in her patchwork-making. 

Aren’t these awesome fabrics, that Bep selected?

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Bought some special thread for appliqué.

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For this post I made a photo of my International Quilt Festival mug with …… Yes, I’m having coffee (cappuccino) and a ‘speculaas’ cookie while I’m writing this blog.

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I saw this on the way back to my car.

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And, when I see ‘this’ I know I’m nearly home! I love seeing alpacas in such a typically Dutch scene. 

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The alpaca on the right needs to shake itself a little. He, she, has still got a lot of leaves stuck on his, her woolly coat.

Ending this post with this quote –

never look back unless you are planning to got that way ~ Henry David Thoreau

See you again, next time!


Martine said...

Wow!! Inderdaad prachtige stofkeuze en schitterend patroon, maar wat een ambitie zoveel blokjes elke maand. Hoop dat het tornmesje niet teveel moet gebruikt worden��, het eerste blokje ziet er in elk geval reeds fabulous uit. Vele groetjes uit België en tot later. Martine.

Lida said...

Schitterende foto's, was even puur genieten en wat een gave stoffen, wou dat ik ook zo dichtbij woonde dat ik er kon gaan quilten! Succes met de blokken, groetjes

suz said...

love the fabric selection! Applique is my weak spot - I should practice more, I know! I love the narrow little street you pass - have you ever thought of walking down it?