Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Easter!!

Wish you all sunny and happy Easter with lots of bunnies, chocolates and eggs!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Grey T-shirts, grey weather: but not all is grey

Last week my Mum gave me pillow. She made it herself out of an old T-shirt of mine. She used the front with a spring motif and the back of it and I just love this soft "recycled" pillow. She also handed me back the rest of the T-shirt, the sleeves. With them I made some hexagon pin-cushions that I have seen in an edition of "Love Patchwork and Quilting". Happy scrapping!

The magazine came with a package of mini-hexagons. I pinned them onto soft loden and cut them.

I glued the hexies with a tiny spot of Aqua glue marker on to T-shirt srap squares and sewed diagonal lines across the hexagons. But before doing that I put another scrap of fabric beneath it to give the elastic T-shirt fabric better stability.

The sewing lines did not always go exactly accross the points, but the heck, I had so much fun, quilting small pieces without my sewing machine giving me trouble with that. After the quilting I cut them into neat squares, sewed them with a backing fabric (scraps from an old apron), stuffed them with soft fibre balls through a hole that I left open. After stuffing I closed the hole with hand stitches.

I had so much fun making the mini-hexie-pin-cushions that the grey weather outside did not bother me at all, quite the contrary!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mountain block for the Modern HST sampler QAL

This one has been the easiest block until now - still, I wonder how this "Mountain" block (done by guest designer Jess from Elven Garden Quilts) fits in with the other ones. And it also means, waiting until the end of this year to find out!

And: although the block was done in less than an hour, I just terribly enjoy sewing with only GREY fabrics! 


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sugar Block Club 3.0 - march block "orange peel"

Today I finished the march block "orange peel" for the Sugar Block Club 3.0 with Amy Gibson from
I hand appliqued the peels instead of zig-zagging them and it took no time at all. After each block, January, February and March I have the same thought: "Well done, but now waiting again for weeks for the next one to come....." That definitely is not easy. It´s not that I do not have any other sewing or quilting projects pending, but......