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! ย Curious as I am I googled โ€˜Chattanoogaโ€™ 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…

My crafting holiday

I am on a sewing holiday! The coming two weeks I will be housesitting for some people in a beautiful old farm in a village where there is not much to do. This is wonderful because I aim to do as much unashamed sewing as possible. This is really living the creativity dream: I have…

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…

Monthly sewing update: July 2017

Sometimes I discover really silly things I have been doing wrong sewing related. Every time that is a very nice reminder that I am still new to the craft and that I have a lot to learn. Last month, for example, I discovered that you need to clean your sewing machine to keep it running…

Penguin backpack

This project shows both my love for penguins, and my unbridled optimism. I had a vague ideahow I wanted the backpack to be, and an even vaguer idea how to make one. Luckily I was convinced it would be possible, when I tried very hard, so I just started somewhere and ended up with a…