zondag 11 oktober 2009

Sampler blocks, present and my first quilting bee

This week I finished two more blocks for my Web Sampler Celebration 4 quilt. I have difficulties with all these triangles and making blocks the same size. I guess the more I practice, the better it will get. So at the end of the 12 blocks I should be an expert...

Another Christmas Wish Stitchery finish. And as I said before it is fun to make it for the second time (O:

A few weeks ago I won this beautiful appliqué quilt at lovely Shari's Mumsyblossom's World. She got it at U-Chus and thought it was time to 'share the love'. I was so happy when I saw this, since it fits perfectly in my working room, where I work with lower school children. The colors are even more beautiful in real! This is a close up:

This is the whole quilt:
Thank you so much Shari, for letting me win this beautiful quilt!!!

Ah, and this week I went to my first Quilting Bee ever. It was organized by dear Marie-Jozé at Handmade by Mai, who did a wonderful preparation for the morning! Look at the gorgeous little pin cushion we got to make. And I was even able to start a second one in a different version. Marie-Jozé asked her son to drink lots and lots of milk over the past few weeks, so that we would have enough caps to make these gorgeous pin cushions. Thank you, Marie-Jozé for this wonderful morning and thank you too Mathilda, for 'lending' us the space. I look forward to next month!
It was also great to finally meet Marie-Jozé after 10 months of blogging and emailing. It was about time, since we do not live too far apart from each others and Marie-Jozé works only about 10 minutes away from where I live. Lucky I get to see her more frequently now!

And here are 18 fat quarters of the Santa Town range. I will be making a quilt for Laura. I will first have to work out the blocks according to this pattern and then I can finally start.

"Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

26 opmerkingen:

Terry zei

Your pin cushion is so cute! And I love the Christmas fabrics! :0)

Anoniem zei

The Santa blocks look like fun. Well done for getting your 4th BOW finished. Oo your sampler blocks look so complicated. I think you did a good job on them.

Lastly well done on winning such a wonderful quilt. Love those colours and all the children playing.

simplestitches zei

Simone, your blocks are lovely....can't wait to see the finished quilt...love the colours.

the quilt you won is very cute.

cheers Julz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Labdien Simone...wonderful blocks...stunning!!! Love the quilt you won...and I had a look at Laura's new quilt too...wow, I'm impressed how much you get done. Have a great week♥x

Gretchen zei

I love your web sampler blocks! They look great to me:)

Dolores zei

What a cute little pincushion and the quilt will be so nice for Laura. Did she pick out the pattern or did you?
I'm so glad you won that quilt. I'm sure the little ones will enjoy it too.

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

Love the little flower pincushion you made Simone - very cute! I am sure your students will love the quilt you won - such a colourful and bright piece.

Bev C zei

Hello Simone, your blocks are coming along nicely. Love that pincushion very bright and happy. You were so lucky winning that beautiful quilt. Lots to look at in it,a real treasure. Have a wonderful week with all that new material.

Anoniem zei

Proficiat met het winnen van de quilt. Laura heeft wel een mooie quilt uitgezocht. Trouwens waar je blokje van Gail pan op ligt is ook een mooi quiltpatroon, is dit de voorkant of de achtekant. Ik verheug op de volgende quilting bee.

Anoniem zei

Hallo Simone, look forward to seeing what you make with the Santa Town Range....congratulations on your win...such a bright,cheerful quilt.Hugs lyn

Messy Karen zei

well done on your BOW finish. and cute pincushion!

Cattinka zei

Lucky you! I bet you had lots of fun at Marie Joze´s quilting bee! You have made beautiful pincushions. Are the milk caps larger in the neatherlands or are the pincushions really very small?

Granny Lyn zei

That quilt will be soooo perfect for your classroom! all of the stitches just might inspire a new little artist to pick up a needle and thread!

your pincushion is adorable! what a great little gift it would be!

Shari zei

Love the little pincushion - sounds like you had a great day! And I am so glad you like the blue quilt - it has found a good home, I think.

A Christmas quilt for Laura is such a great idea - love the pattern you chose.

Hugs - Shari

Guute zei

Je blokken zien er alvast prachtig uit. En zo'n bee is ook niet te versmaden: altijd zo gezellig!

evonne zei

Hi Simone, You are very lucky to win the bright quilt and I am sure the children will love looking at all the different things in it. Enjoy your day. Evonne xx

Leanne zei

Your blocks are wonderful much better than I could do. I love the quilt you won so bright and happy.

Stephanie zei

How terrific to meet blogging friends. Blogging does make the world smaller! Darling little pincushion.

Micki zei

I love your web sampler blocks and everything that you are doing. Lovely work!

chrisi zei

hallo Simone, du hast immer so viele schöne arbeiten auf deiner Seite, bis letzte Woche war es hier so warm,da konnte ich mich nicht gross zum nähen motivieren,lg chris

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, warst Du wieder fleißig und so schöne Dinge sind bei Dir angekommen- bei mir ja auch *lach* und nochmals *DANKESCHÖN* Ein schönes Wochenende und viele kreative Ideen wünscht Dir Gaby :O)

Notjustnat zei

Nice blocks for the web sampler. I think you really have the luck of the draws. What's a great appliqué quilt you won - Enjoy Natima

Cybele's patch zei

Leuk speldenkussentjew hebben jullie gemaakt. Jammer dat ik niet bij de eerste bee kon zijn. De tweede ga ik helaas ook missen. Ik had al van Mathilde gehoord dat het een succes was.
Je blokken zijn erg mooi Simone, ben ook helemaal weg van de stofkeuze. En natuurlijk ben ik erg nieuwsgierig naar de nieuwe quilt voor Laura. Die hoeft toch niet af voor Kerstmis dit jaar?

Jackie zei

Your blocks are just gorgeous! Are you hand sewing or machine sewing those? They look wonderful and look the same size to me!

The wallhanging is stunning and I'm sure the kids you work with love it just as much as you do.

I'm glad you're enjoying your quilting bee group and the pincushions look fun to make!

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Liebe Simone,
wow, deine beiden neuen Blöcke vom Web Sampler gefallen mir ..... alles andere natürlich auch ;-)
Wunderwunderschön finde ich den Quilt für dein Arbeitszimmer, da gibt es so viel zu entdecken, meine Güte, wieviele Stunden Shari dafür gebraucht haben muss, eine tolle Arbeit.
Ach wie gerne wäre ich auch bei dem Workshop Quilting Bee dabei gewesen, bist du auch auf dem Foto von Marie-Jozé zu sehen?
Deine neuen Stoffe für dein neues Projekt ...... toll, toll, toll !!!
Dir und deiner Familie ein schönes Wochenende, liebe Grüße, deine Jutta

Jantine zei

Oh, wat een schitterende quilt om te winnen en op te hangen, ik hoop dat jij en de kinderen er elke dag van genieten!

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