A sad blogging hiatus announcement

This is a very sad announcement, but I feel I have to do it: I will stop writing weekly blog posts for a while. I am nearing the end of my Kenyan adventure and fieldwork and I notice I have too many different things to do to do them all well. It is best that…

New year resolutions: finish it SAL project list

First off: a happy new year! My cross stitch friend Galdra, or magical525 on Deviants runs a blog with many beautiful sew alongs (SALs), check them out here: Magical quilts and more. Galdra is an amazing pattern designer and I look forward to the day I can participate in another one of her SAL’s from…

The Dear Jane quilt: feeling blue

I am not sad though, blue is just one of the background colours of the square quilt blocks of my Dear Jane quilt. I thought it would be fun to dedicate four Dear Jane posts to the four background colours I am using. This will give me the opportunity to write about the importance of…

Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year!

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Quilting techniques 101: Foundation piecing

This article is not about make-up, but about quilting, because that is what I know. In this post, I’ll tell you more about the foundation piecing technique with the help of blocks I finished from my Dear Jane sampler quilt you see on top. To read more about that project check this link: The Dear Jane…

Monthly sewing update November 2018

This was a very big month: I turned 26, climbed a mountain, renewed my visa and had a pretty bad cold for a long time. But I am well again and ready to do even more amazing things in December. Also, I discovered that I’ve been having at least one daily visitor for more than 2…

I’m not ashamed: humble Dear Jane quilt blocks

This post is to motivate everyone who just started out quilting or is unsure about their capabilities. Quilting is hard and some blocks and patterns will go badly. Usually, we as humans have a tendency to hide our mistakes and imperfections. However, when I started this blog I vowed not to do that. I do…