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…

Monthly sewing update: June 2018

It’s the last month of June already! Gosh, time is going quick. My room is turning simultaneously chaotic and empty because I am preparing to move at the end of July. Isn’t that a strange thing: chaos and more space at the same time? This does mean that I have to pack up some of…

Monthly sewing update: May 2018

Another month has passed and a lot of creativity has happened in that time! I’ve been very busy preparing fieldwork for my thesis for university, planning a wedding (not my own) and lots of other stuff. For my fieldwork, I plan to go to Kenya for four months in August. My research will be focused on…