A rose and experimentation with quilting materials

Let’s start with a bold statement: paper piecing is way easier as patchwork, applique or any other quilting technique. This might be because it’s the first technique my mother taught me, but that is not all (my first block was a paper piece log cabin block). There are some key benefits to paper piecing. Paper piecing…

How to make a rose quilt design

This is a surprise article as a teaser for my upcoming post this weekend where I talk about the sewing of this project! I use the rose quilt as my profile picture a lot, so it makes sense to talk about its creation. This is a revised version of an earlier article. In this post,…

Bring in spring with a patchwork bag

This is a birthday present for my mother’s 55th birthday. Congratulations mom! She requested a bag made of red, yellow and green because it is going to be summer soon and I happily obliged. I love to work with bright colourful fabrics. The plan was to make her a bookbag such as the turtle or punk…

Monthly sewing update April

I was thinking to bring the monthly update feature back at the end of every month. The idea is that I talk about all the projects I have been working on and craft related plans I have. What do you think, would you like to read that? Usually, I work on many different projects at…

Spiralling 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…

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…