A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Friday, 20 May 2011

Blowing in the wind

First of all: there's a great giveaway over at "from the blue chair"!
If I don't win, I'll have to order that colour card from Kona.

Here's my latest creation "Blowing in the wind", thank you for the name Lynn

 I hope you can see the quilting too: I just followed the lines of the pinwheels.

In the very end I decided which way was up, hence the backing is upside down. 
But who will notice once it's hanging on the wall!

What's waiting to be done is the map for my father in law ...

After that I have a bed size quilt (my first biggie) lined up with these fabrics:

Then the postman arrived!!!!!!!

These are perfect for my Soul Blossom FQs.
Although, some of these are a perfect match to my first big quilt project ...

I'm so glad I bought these: Unafraid of Colour Bundle (Sew Fresh Fabrics)

Love it!



Would I have chosen this one? I wonder ... but I love it!

This is the star of the show!

Have a wonderful week!
(I know I will!)

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Mothering Sunday afterglow

My Mothering Sunday was great!
All the children came and one even took her boyfriend. We all agreed he's a real asset to the family!
We had brunch in the garden and the weather was beautiful.
Here are some pictures:
(l to r) Francien, Laurens, Maarten(hardly visible) Jan Willem (bald), Dik and Rosa
Laurens (left) and Maarten
Dik (l) and Rosa
Francien (l) and Irene
Maarten relaxing
(l t0 r) Dik, Jan Willem, Elke (neighbour), Irene and Laurens

In the neighbouring field a tiny pony was born Saturday afternoon. 
So when this picture was taken, it wasn't even 24 hours old. 
I wonder what colour it eventually will be.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Relax and laugh!

Just something simple today, nothing to do with quilts.
Have a laugh!

And have a great week.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Not so great, that happens too.

Hi, back again? That's very good of you, thanks.

I've been suffering from migraine, so it seems. Well anyway, that's what my GP told me.
I thought it was just me having a day off and sleeping all day long ;)  Funny thing was it felt like I'd been drinking all night, the next morning, but I hadn't. I just thought I hadn't slept enough, or that it was thing thing women of my age go through. I'd grow over it!
By now it's every week: a few days in bed.
So the process of elimination has started: which pills work best for me. That'll do the trick, I'm sure.
If you don't hear from me within a week, you'll know why.

However,  I've been working on a project I had already cut fabrics for a few months ago.
I'd cut it wrong so I slung it into a corner.
But it needed to be done and now it's nearly finished and I don't think it looks too bad.
It doesn't quite have the effect I wanted it to achieve: subtle, neutral colours, but in a way that you'd still be able to see the effect of the interlocking pinwheels. I used the tutorial of Two Dogs and a Quilt, of course.
No title yet.
Any suggestions?

PS And I've had my hair cut: really short!