Sunday, April 29, 2018

Finished Le Piti Prinhyo doll quilt.

Finished and on its way to Switzerland


Friday, April 13, 2018

Le petit Prince

A few weeks ago I posted a picture and a little text from the book"Le petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on instagram.

Hélène told me about a limited edition in a dialect where she lives;
 Switzerland, Canton Fribourg.

'Le Piti Prinhyo'

It is printed in only 2500 copies.
It would be wonderful if I could add this book to my collection....

She was kind enough to send me a copy and in return I am going to sew a doll quilt for her.

When I was searching for a background I wanted to choose something soft and fresh.

I chose a golden yellow. Like The little Prince his hair.

“You see the wheat fields over there? I don't eat bread. For me, wheat is of no use whatever. Wheat fields say nothing to me. Which is sad. But you have hair the color of gold. So it will be wonderful, once you've tamed me! The wheat, which is golden, will remind me of you. And I'll love the sound of the wind in the wheat...”

'Le Piti Prinhyo'

It is a lovely idea that as soon as I finish this mini quilt it will travel to Switzerland.

Thank you so much Hélène


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kilim Mittens

Recently, I fell in love with this pattern: Kilim Mittens by Carol Sunday
I had to knit them.
My first pair was a bit too small. (needle size 2,25mm)
I knitted my second pair with a bigger size needle (2,75mm)
They fit perfectly.

I used leftover over yarn. Mostly J.C. Rennie Supersoft but also Holst Garn Supersoft.

It was a pleasure to knit them. I enjoyed every single stitch.

Still quilting. Hope to finish this one soon.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Antique quilts

A few of my antique quilts

'Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it'
Gwen Marston


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Finished quilt

S i m p l i c i t y

I finished my quilt...yes :-)

Machine pieced
hand quilted
cotton batting
size: 130 x 210 cm


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fabrics and a new quilt

What was I thinking years ago when I bought all these fabrics?
(believe me this is just a part of what I have)

Now, years later I found out that I can't sew them up.
Fabrics are similar to fashion, it comes and goes. Some are timeless and some are old fashioned.  

So let's start a new project and who knows I may get room for new fabrics. 

As you can see I'm inspired by this picture of a quilt in the book:


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

     Spain, Galicia
It's the little things in live 


Sunday, July 23, 2017


Curently, I'm working on this quilt.  


Thursday, July 13, 2017


Amsterdam by Ttv photography


Monday, July 10, 2017

Two lovely talented ballerina's

As you know I like to take pictures and I was looking for a new challenge for my photography. 
I would love to improve my skills in taking photoshoots of people.
For me taking pictures is something like making a quilt or knitting a sweater.  It all has to do with creativity. Finishing a shoot has the same feeling as finishing a quilt. 

A few days ago I was so lucky to do a photoshoot with two very talented ballerina's with this result.

 I will end this post with this picture.
It is one of the most beautiful pictures I ever took. 
To me it is almost perfection. The pose of the ballerina Rozemarijn, the train, the clock, the light, everything at this picture makes me happy.
Thank you Rozemarijn and Bente for your impressive posing, your smiles, your patience and the lovely afternoon we had.