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


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

woensdag 20 april 2011


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


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 .

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


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!