Because I am and I do

Because I am and I do.

14 Nov 2016

2,5" charm square challenge MCQ

Have you heard? The Modern Cologne Quilters have posted a challenge that runs till end of February. Read all about it on their site here and here

I have recently not had the amount of time to sew I would have liked, but some other changes happened that (dare I say) have been worth giving up patchwork time. I still intend to keep my blog, albeit with fewer posts. My aim is 1 a month.

This weekend my daughter was invited to a birthday party and I decided to use that occasion as an excuse to use up a mini charm pack that May gave me.


I made a drawstring bag with an Aloha Girl (Fig Tree & Co) and some linen.  I love the combination between the soft colours and the rough linen.


Some simple crosshatch quilting and voila, gift bag done! 


I have another project in mind, I hope it will be ready in time for the modern patch monday from next monday. But first things first, this week I'll need to prepare for our very first MCQ retreat this weekend! We are all looking forward to it so much. What to bring? I will get back to you later this week in that as I fully intend to post my packing list.

I am linking this post to:



till next time,
Iris

23 Sep 2016

Thank goodness it's finished Friday

Hello and welcome to:



I am very happy to host this finished Friday. We recently had an addition to the family. Just to clarify not our own, but DH niece gave birth to a lovely baby girl whom she and her husband named Clio.



Like I needed a reason to make a quilt ;). This Quilt has actually been done for a while, but I waited to share it with you because I wanted to add her name, which the parents kept a secret. 

When I first heard that DHN was having a girl I knew that I was going to make her this quilt. I made it using Amy Butlers fabric line Lark. DHN didn't seem to be the pinky girl type of mum and I love that Lark is feminin without being pink.


 As backing fabric I used an Ikea print, for batting 100%cotton and I used Kona snow for the binding.



I quilted organic circles, because I have been wanting to try them for such a long time. I started off very close together in the middle, but as I moved out I made them wider and wider. I really enjoyed the process and will no doubt use this technic more in the future.

So what do you want to share with us today?

Please link up your finish here and link back in your post to the party. Then enjoy and spread some comment love.

till next time,
Iris


21 Sep 2016

TGIFF: coming this friday!

Get ready to share this friday, because I'll be hosting:




hope to see you then,
Iris