dinsdag 29 januari 2008

Log Cabin part 3

Last tuesday was our second lesson Log Cabin. We've learned three new blocks: Echo of Chevron, Chimneys and Cornerstones and The Pineapple. The Pineapple block is an old quilt pattern dating from the late 1800s. Next time when I've finished this block I will tell you more about it. We have a lot of homework to do: 6 blocks, and our next lesson is already 12th februar.

zondag 27 januari 2008

Little Moonbag

Last week I bought this patron at Evy in the Quilterspalet. It's called a moonbag, and it's designed by http://www.liesbosquilts.nl/. It's not much work, I did it all with the machine, only the zipper has to put in by hand. It's great project to use scraps.

Lots of work to do...

Our friend Tale has bought an appartment in Amsterdam. It's needs some redecoration.

donderdag 17 januari 2008

Saying goodbye at Schiphol

My brother, sister-in-law and nephew are leaving for China for 1,5 year.

Round Robin

Found some fabrics, to make the first border for Jacq's RR.

Sophie's quilt almost finished

Just the binding on the back, and then my first UFO for this year is ready. Still to go: X-mas quilt, flying geese, home and garden quilt, Caffee Latte, Haan en Wagenmaker, Logcabin and some other small projects.

zaterdag 12 januari 2008

Logcabin part two

It's really fun making logcabins. Friday I finished my homework I also made the stephouse court. In Almere I had bought a jelly-roll, I didn't know what to do with it, but now I know. I will use it for a log-cabin quilt. I only had to choose a colour for the middle heart. Rob his grandmother was visiting us, and of course we went to the Quiltshop, so I could choose a fabric. This logcabin I will made at 1,5 cm. The heart of the logcabin symbolise the fire/warmth of your home, so I think yellow is a good choice.

vrijdag 11 januari 2008

Log Cabin

Yesterday evening was our quiltbee in Putten. Unfortunetaly I couldn't join them. The Hague - Putten is just too far for a quick visit. But I spend my evening cutting my fabrics, and making my first log-cabin block. On januar 8th I started a logcabin-course at the Quilterspalet in The Hague. It was really fun and interesting. We've learned how to design a logcabin, and how to sew it on the machine. I had no experience at all with machine-patchwork. I really thought I was a hand-quilter. But I must admit it's really fun, the technique we've learned is rather simple, and I think (beside cutting the fabrics) I made a logcabin block in half-an-hour. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

vrijdag 4 januari 2008

Happy 2008

What do I want to do this year:

- run 10 km on the 4th Mai in Regensburg (Rob will skate the half-marathon)
- explore The Hague
- finish Sophie's Quilt
- quilt my X-mas quilt, so that I can use it in 2008 (I started this quilt in novembre 2006)
- learning machine-quilting
- start with my Challenge-quilt, I started my diary on the 15th novembre
- learn log-cabin (First lesson on the 8th januar)
- join the quiltbees in The Hague and Putten as much as I can
- don't start new quiltingsprojects, and finish at least two of my current projects
- wishing everybody the best for 2008

I think 2008 will be a great year!!!!