Category: Finished

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…

Penguin backpack

This project shows both my love for penguins, and my unbridled optimism. I had a vague ideahow I wanted the backpack to be, and an even vaguer idea how to make one. Luckily I was convinced it would be possible, when I tried very hard, so I just started somewhere and ended up with a…

A mini book quilt to calm one’s mind

My personal association with quilts is a very homely, soothing calmness with a sense of ‘everything is going to be alright’. Because one of my sisters is the kind of person who can use those things I made this mini-quilt for her in the hope to transfer those good feelings to her. This mini-quilt was…

Cleoplatrus the hippopotamus

This was not an easy stuffed toy to make. It is made from an old pattern, which means that the explanation is very scarce and a lot of jargon is used of which they assume you know what it means. This is something I was discussing with a friend who also likes to sew. Old…