Category: Quilts

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…

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…

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…