Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It is purple

Years ago I bought this pattern at Grueber St. Cloud. Normally I do not work with patterns, but this one I really liked. Only it ended up in my studio and got neglected :-(

To be honest I had forgotten that I had it, but moving house means that you see all your stuff again. A couple of months ago I decided to start working with it. As colorscheme I decided to go with purple. A trip to SR Harris was needed to supplement my purple stash of batiks :-). Here is a picture of the first 4 blocks. Each block is 12"x12".

And here is the whole stack of 64 blocks. It took me a couple of months to get them done.

This morning I completed the first strip of 8 blocks.

Quilting is done in the ditch. The larger wedges need additional quilting, probably different type of leaves. In total I need 8 of these strips, so if I am again quiet for a long time, you know what I am doing :-))

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Felt rope

I have been playing with felt. No idea how many 1" circles I cut, but the length of the rope is around 15 feet. I attached one end of it to a hook in the ceiling of my kitchen and tied the rope into a loose know. This is how it looks:

And a close up:

I got addicted a bit, and made some smaller ones - still around 8-10 feet - in different color schemes. They will end up in front of my studio windows.

Friday, June 16, 2017


Yes, I am still alive, but I have been neglecting my blog lately. There are several projects which I have completed - and another one which is giving me a head ache to save it :-).

Here are 2 pictures of samples which I turned into pillows:

And this one is another circle quilt (12"x24"). The design is created with gun powder:

If you are interested in learning this technique, our e-book is available through this link:

Friday, May 05, 2017


Last year I completed a quilt, but I was not completely happy with it. This is how it looked:

Difficult at first what bothered me, but I changed the position of the lutrador strips and now I am happy with it:

The colors in the second picture look a bit pale, but I can assure you that is a trick of the camera. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017


When you take workshops, quite often you end up with samples of what you did. Now the problem is, what do you do with these samples?  Keep them as just samples, throw them away, or use them in some way or other. For a couple of years they spend their time in my studio waiting till I found an idea in which I could use them. Finally I found an idea and this is what I did this week:

I ordered some pillows and made covers for them. Just simple lopsided log cabins and quilted them in a way that fitted the samples. It took 2 samples to make this cushion. Another sample is still waiting to be made into another cushion, but that will happen one of the coming weeks.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


It took some time, but this week I had a handy man over who was able to drill holes in the wall. Lots of paintings/quilts still need to be hanged :-). One of the things he did was drill enough holes for my small rust canvases. Here are all 9 of them hanging behind a giant agave:

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Sometimes a piece of fabric on its own is pretty enough. This picture shows 7 canvasses each 4"x4"just wrapped in rusted fabric. I ordered more canvasses of this size as I intend to wrap 16 in total and hang these in a grid on one of my walls. Have to check if I have enough interesting rusted fabric otherwise I have to create some more. Simple and pretty :-)