Felt flowers and more

I hadn’t planned to work with felt, it just happened. I wanted to replace a frayed flower in a girl’s dress and felt just seemed an easy to work with and durable material. Ana and I bought thick threads, beads and…

50 blocks completed

Now, that’s quite something, don’t you think? It’s actually 53 blocks now, and it has gone quickly. The colors are starting to form a nice pattern and I am already pondering about which colors to use for the border triangles. I…

Experiments with a baby blanket

Here is a wee project I have been working on in between other things: the diamond shaped baby quilt. I found the pattern online, on this site, and it was pretty easy to follow (except at the end where you are…

Marigolds - Flower Power

Marigold is the color of my  best washing-up gloves. I know that because it says so in the packet. The only thing I can think of when I hear the word Marigold is gloves, but I do love that color,…

Rose - Flower Power

The rose block was probably the most enjoyable to do so far in this quilt, probably due to the fact that I had struggled with previous applique methods before, so this one in comparison was plain sailing. I wasn’t convinced…

Aster - Flower Power

Tricky, tricky Aster. Encouraged by my latest Flower Power block, the milkweed, I proceeded to make the Aster block. I wanted to use orange and blue, like Jane Zillmer did, but a couple of things went wrong. First my orange…

Bennington, Vermont

Last Thursday I did something very unusual for me. I got in the car and I drove a total of 275 miles to see a quilt. That’s the crazy way of looking at it, and that’s what it was. But let me try…