25 april 2012

Camelot on the go

our home for the coming 10 days

Tomorrow we will go camping for a few days. Via Luxembourg is the North-Eastern part of France our destination.  Hopefully it will be dry and a little bit warmer, so we can go for a hike.
But in case I am stuck inside, I will bring along my camelot blocks 3 and 4 to work on. I already started the third block and am loving it! Hand piecing is one of the most relaxing things to do.

camelot block 3

I will miss part 7 of the mystery in the Quilterij, but be back just in time to visit the Open European Quilt Championships in Veldhoven with a dear friend.

Happy sewing,

18 april 2012

Tea Party

When I did a little show and tell at my house last week I showed the ladies my tea pot stitcheries. And I fell in love all over again.
Why was this project hiding in an old basket?
So I cut the handkerchiefs and assembled the five blocks. All with a different color plain fabric my friend Astrid gave me ages ago...

 For a long time I was thinking of putting dresden plates in the four blocks. But I bought this package while visiting my friend Hilde in the Hague. Not sure which shop, maybe Quilters Palet?

So I decided to use these octagons to make the 4 blocks. And they turned out very nice!!

I always take it one step at the time.
So I have no idea yet what to do with a border or some additional blocks? Maybe a lot of octagons in different light colored fabrics? Who knows.....

Happy sewing,


16 april 2012

Part of the mystery solved???

Last week I finished part 6 of the little carrousel mystery quilt. And I think I solved part of the mystery!!!

part 6 sewn together with part 2

will this be the lay-out? only Fran├žoise knows....

Happy sewing,


12 april 2012

First Quilt Bee at my new home

Last night our quilt bee got together in my new home for the first time. Finally I have enough light and no more stuff on the dining room table and was ready to receive the ladies. We did some sewing, quilting and had a look at my sewing room. 
For me this group is very important, because I am new in town. It gives me the feeling of being part of something special, sharing the passion for fabric and quilting.
I was so excited that I forgot to take pictures!! Here are some pictures from the day after......

Here some pictures of the show and tell in my sewing room.
my teapots with handkerchiefs waiting to be sewn into a quilt

Shanghai red triptych made for a challenge  

Hawaiian block I made in Shanghai

Here some pictures of the dining room where we had a very productive and entertaining quilt bee.
We even might have found ourselves a name.....

dining room with added light

I was working on my mystery block 6

basket with flannels for doll making was a hot item for 2 ladies
Happy sewing,