Monday, May 02, 2016

Stamps and stamping

This month I am talking about stamps and stamping on the Fire blog. Not using 'official' stamps, but stuff you can get from your supermarket, dollarstore, DIY shops or trash. Check out the link, 3 posts per week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A long walk home

For one of my online groups the theme was 'A long walk home'. I took me some time to find an idea fitting for this theme, but during one of those sleepless nights I found it. Remember MASH? In the centre of their camp they had a sign post with the names of cities which were important to them. This is my interpretation for this theme:

Background fabric is a drop cloth, all the other fabrics used are my own hand dyed ones.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016


It is still a bit chilly here (around 50 degrees F), but the blossom trees are in full spring glory:

Sunday, April 03, 2016


Thanks for the suggestions. For this one I will go with Dancing Circles. The other suggestion - Ripples - I will keep for another circle quilt. No doubt there will be many more in this series :-)

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Embroidered circles

And this is how the embroidery turned out:

To be honest, not an improvement. So while I was watching a movie, I ripped the embroidery stitches out. That means that the quilt is now completed. Only I have to find a title. I am not in favor of numbering my circle quilts, but I have to say, it is easier than coming up with titles :-). Any suggestions?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Katrien delayed my quilting, but finally I completed it. This is how my latest circle quilt looks like now:

I intend to do some more hand stitching on it, so that the brown circles stand out a bit more.

Monday, March 14, 2016

trying to quilt

I am trying to quilt on this new piece, but Katrien - one of my cats - insists that she wants to sleep on the quilt at the same time. She is not getting the quiet rest she wants, so she sweeps her tail all the time. You can guess, my speed is practically nil. So far I managed not to stitch the tail :-).