Category: Quilts

Portrait of a turtle mini quilt

Something fun and small this week. I’ve been too busy moving and preparing my fieldwork to sew much this week. Therefore I’m going to use the opportunity to show you some of my older projects. I will continue doing this when I am in Kenya because I will have limited supplies to sew there as…

A double wedding ring quilt for a doubly lovely couple

This week one of my best friends married! CONGRATULATIONS!!! The quilt above is my wedding present. I wanted to give them something special, to show how happy I am for them that they’ve found each other. So naturally, I referred back to quilting. This quilt symbolizes how their love for music binds them together. Although…

Using old shirts to make a new quilt

The piles of fabric on top is all the fabric one can get out of eight generous man’s shirts. Shirts are wonderful to work with because of the nice patterns and usually, when a shirt is too old to wear, there is still enough good fabric for a quilt. How nice shirt fabric is to…

Paper piece 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…

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…