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…

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…

Monthly sewing update: January 2018

This month I was sewing a lot of things by hand, because sadly Frau Pfaff,  my sewing machine, is in dire need for some maintenance. I took her to the shop this week, so I hope she will run smoothly and happily again soon! Luckily, I also really love hand-sewing, so missing Frau Pfaff wasn’t that…

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…

Monthly sewing update: December 2017

Wow, this one was a long time coming. I had a little break from quilting and sewing because first my website broke down and I had to rebuild it. Also, there was a lot of school stuff and other things I had to do. But I am back now! So hide your fabric, because I…

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 Dear Jane quilt: a hand quilting sampler

The Dear Jane quilt is a sampler quilt that consists of a total of 225 different blocks: I know right, lots! This does allow the Dear Jane quilt to use a lot of different techniques, which makes it very suitable as a sampler quilt. A sampler consists of a lot of different blocks, allowing the…