Tag: foundation piecing

The Dear Jane quilt: feeling blue

I am not sad though, blue is just one of the background colours of the square quilt blocks of my Dear Jane quilt. I thought it would be fun to dedicate four Dear Jane posts to the four background colours I am using. This will give me the opportunity to write about the importance of…

Quilting techniques 101: Foundation piecing

This article is not about make-up, but about quilting, because that is what I know.Β In this post, I’ll tell you more about the foundation piecing technique with the help of blocks I finished from my Dear Jane sampler quilt you see on top. To read more about that project check this link: The Dear Jane…

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…

Paper piece 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.Β 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…

How to make a rose quilt design

In this post, I show the process of making the quilt out of a pattern I talked about earlier:Β A rose and experimentation with quilting materials This is a pattern I’ve made for my mother. Prior to this one, I made an owl shoulder bag. That one went well and I got positive feedback so I…

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 ofΒ 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…

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…