Spiraling near madness with the spiral lone star quilt

This week I decided to talk about a quilt with a lot of colours because the combination of colours and fabric always manages to cheer me up. When I was writing this post I was feeling a bit under the weather because I had the joyous combination of a deadline, the monthly reminded how awesome…

Dear Jane has beautiful curves

No matter what shape or form they have, all the curves I’ve encountered so far in my Dear Jane quilt are beautiful in their own way. Some are bold, some are small and some turn inwards, but each has its own unique beauty. I had avoided doing curved blocks after finishing C-11 soldiers and sailors…

To turn an embroidered pillowcase into a material bag

One of the goals of this blog is to show the creative process behind projects and to show how many amazing different ways there are to create beautiful objects. Therefore this post will give some insight into the trials and error of my bag making endeavours from recycled materials. Specifically, I’ll tell you how I made…

The big quilt: different applique techniques

Simply said applique is sewing a piece of fabric onto a background. This is different from patchwork where one sews the pieces of fabric together. The benefit of applique is more possibilities for shapes and such.  For example, the musical notes and the moon phases below would not have been possible without applique. The downside…

How to make a turtle rag quilt

One of my friends really loves turtles, and with love, I mean really LOVES them. This is actually the third turtle-related present I’ve made for her and her turtle. Before this one there was a bookbag and a mini-quilt. This is both the birthday and housewarming present for her and her turtle Stoffel. So: congratulations!…

How to make a scrap quilt with many pieces

This is my first finished big quilt made totally on my own! So I’m very proud of this one. All the other quilts I’ve made were either together with my mother, mini-quilts or are not yet finished. So  I’m very proud of this one. This one is finished a few weeks ago and it’s already…

Nature in the Dear Jane sampler quilt.

Spring is finally coming again! That means sun, warmth, new growth and going outside without freezing. To honour the coming spring here is an update of all the nature blocks of the Dear Jane sampler quilt I’ve finished so far. In the link, you find the introduction of the Dear Jane quilt. I took out…