Category: Quilts

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!…

Nature in the Dear Jane sampler quilt.

Spring is finally coming again! That means sun, warmth, new growth and going outside without freezing. To honour the coming spring here is an update of all the nature blocks of the Dear Jane sampler quilt I’ve finished so far. In the link, you find the introduction of the Dear Jane quilt. I took out…

Dear Jane G-6: Papa’s star

This one was tricky! I had to disassemble part of it because it wasn’t a square first time I finished it. It still looks wonky now, but it looks more or less like a square, so this block is declared finished! Or as the people in the Dear Jane facebook group I’m a member of…

Dear Jane A-8: Florence Nightingale

I loved this one so much because the symbolism of the cross fits so nice with the name of the block. Florence Nightingale is the founder of modern day nursing and pioneer of modern-day healthcare. Her ideas about healthcare first manifested when she was in charge of the British field hospital during the Crimean war…

Dear Jane L-5: Chattanooga Charlie

Apparently Chattanooga is a city in America, I did not know that. One does not only learn quilting techniques with the Dear Jane!  Curious as I am I googled ‘Chattanooga’ and discovered they have a very nice bridge there: Anyhow back to quilting. This block is made with patchwork. First I pieced the smallest trianges…

The use of old clothes

Update time! Part of the idea of the quilt was to use old clothing my friend which has special meaning for her. Using old clothing in a quilt can be tricky because it is often very stretchy fabric, or not suitable for quilting in general at all. Often the fabric is too worn to use…

The patchwork pieces

Do you also love the sound of fabric being cut? I do, it is such a soothing sound. But befor I show you the patchwork pieces of The Quilt, I first want to tell you about the difference between patchwork and quilting. I know the term ‘quilt’ is used as an umbrella term for the…

The big quilt for lovely friend

So this is the big one. As already explained in the ‘A mini book quilt to calm one’s mind‘ post, this quilt is made together with a lovely sister friend of mine. It is going to be a two-person bed spread so I have decided to give this post its own menu. Also that is fitting…