A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Monday, 27 August 2012

September = holiday

Now that everybody has returned from their holiday and school has nearly started again, we'll be going on holiday.
I hope to be refreshed because I feel totally deflated ...
Cleaning the house and clearing up anything lying around is the chore I will have to do now.

So here I go; wish me luck or even better: perseverance!

Hope to see you again somewhere in September: a totally refreshed Betty!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

It was sooooo hot!

I'm still huffing and puffing not because I want to get rid of any animals in the neighborhood, but because it was so hot this weekend. Our thermometer said 37,1 C.

And I was trying to make a quick quilt for a birthdaygirl today!
The ventilator wasn't at full speed, otherwise my fabric would've been blown away.

So I'm happy today we're back to 'normal' temperatures!
No back to finishing the birthday present!!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Beast is done!

Well finally!
After (at least) 2 weeks of battling with this quilt it is finished.
I'm happy with the result and what I've learned is that I will not use stretchy stuff as backing!

After unpicking stitches so many times because it was stretched too much on the back I am so happy this one is done!

Size: 60" x 60"
Made of fragments of men's shirts (blues), an old dress (red) and an old curtain (white), all cut in 1.5" strips.
Backing is a fleece blanket from IKEA.
Red border and binding is from IKEA too.

And this is what my machine looked like:
That's when cleaning is FUN!

I did not allow myself to start of continue anything else, for I was so afraid I would abandon this project. So no I CAN!

Have fun sewing and quilting or whatever you're going to do!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Fresh Sewing Day

Last month we went to sausage country Germany and enjoyed the countryside (1+2).
I made a baby and a toddler quilt. The baby quilt was made in the same way as Cluckclucksew describes in her tutorial, but my startingpoint was easier with lovely striped IKEA fabric (3-7).
And then, at last, we could enjoy the sunshine!
And our neighbour enjoyed fertilising his land ... (the wind was OK for us that day).
The hydrangea's are green here; by now they are as white as snow.

Linking up with LilysQuilts Fresh Sewing Day.

PS and I wrote and told you about my new iron ...