woensdag 27 april 2011

My grandmother's flowergarden

The whole Easter weekend I worked on my flowergarden. I made a lot of progress.


I hope to finish the quilt soon . But I have some questions. 
Should I make a border, if so a solid border and which color? And how to sew the border on the hexagons?
How about the binding?
And the quilting, of course I will do this by hand, but where should I quilt..... Only the hearts of the flowers? Only the gardenpathes?

Maybe you could advice me......
How about the binding

vrijdag 22 april 2011

Backpack

I made a backpack for Sylviane's daughter -in-law.




woensdag 20 april 2011

Mistake

I am working on my Grandmothers Flowergarden. I started with a gardenpath around one flower and then continued. I already had 3 panels with 7 flowers. But this morning I saw that I made a mistake. Do you see the mistake?


The first picture is the right panel, I have two wrong panels so I need my seamripper....

dinsdag 19 april 2011

Off the needles

I knitted another 'Annis' shawlette. I love sewing and quilting but I always need to have a project on my needles..... I think I'll make the same one in blue. Maybe for a Giveaway?




maandag 18 april 2011

Gardening

I started to sow the pumpkinseeds for me and for  friend. We have about 20 different varieties.
The night before the seeds were soaked in a bit of water, to advance a quick germination.


 They are sowed now and stand in the veranda .


dinsdag 12 april 2011

Housewife

The term housewife was used in print for the first time in 1749, to refer to a sewingkit. Most often used was the term 'hussif'. There was no standard pattern , each was made by hand. Women used them at home or when traveling and soldiers used them when serving in the military.
Here you will find a pattern of a hussif in eighteenth-century style.

This is an example of an old pattern.


Here is another free pattern for this hussif, with beautiful embroidery



And here are the two hussifs  I made:








maandag 11 april 2011

La Chocolatine

Again a pattern by Facilecécile. I bought the kit but was a bit disappointed by the fabric so I used mine from French General by Maison the Garance. Months ago i won this fabric by a giveaway.




Today in the mail came the green Kona solid fabric for my Grandmother's garden quilt, so I can start making hexagons!

zaterdag 9 april 2011

DUTCH Tulips

These are pictures of huge fields of tulips and other bulbs from my native country , the Netherlands. She gave me permission to use them .
Aren't they stunning?







vrijdag 8 april 2011

Two new bags

I made these simple tote's for the summermarket.






woensdag 6 april 2011

Sue Spargo BOM

I signed up for the Sue Spargo BOM this year.  It's called Imperial blooms, so there are 9 blooms to make and each block will learn us 4 new embroidery stitches.
Here are the january and february block.





zondag 3 april 2011

Doll quilt finished

I finished the binding of this doll quilt. The fabric is Aunt Grace 30s repro fabric by Marcus brothers. Again I learned a lot making this doll quilt. The quilt was paper pieced by hand.

zaterdag 2 april 2011

More blue in the garden





The garden is 'calling' me every day.....

vrijdag 1 april 2011

Angelique

May I present you my Angeligue,  I love her.  There must be somewhere in this house a piece of fabric for the handle but i cannot find it......
The ribbon roses are so cute, and earsy to make. .
The pattern is by Cecilefacile, a French girl who is rather popular here. Last year at the market in Nantes, her stand was so crowded, you hardly could buy anything .




I will certainly make this little pouch in my favorite color..... red!