Because I am and I do

Because I am and I do.

27 Mar 2016

Happy Easter

I signed up to Wendys FNSI easter weekend sewing, because nostalgia made me  remember times where a bank holiday was equal to lots of sewing, alas not at the moment. Instead there was lots of egg painting, colouring, crafts and generally hanging out as a family. 

So when the weather did a nose dive today, we indulged our kids in film time. I could have taken the chance to work on my sewing machine cover like i promised, but I didn't. Instead I opted to work on a commission I recently received by Miss. J. She wants to have a unicorn pillow matching to her heart pillow


 I guess a girl can't ever have enough pillows. It is a pattern by @Robynie and certainly not for the faint hearted. 
All was going rather well until.....I ran out of cotton and Steel XOXO, like I needed an excuse to do some retail therapy ;). So tonight I guess it is back to sewing machine cover after all, it did seem like a shame to let those lovely squared up just lay there gathering dust.


I will be linking up to Lornas Bee social and hosting 


Till next time,
Iris

14 Mar 2016

Modern Patch Monday: change

After a lovely week at the dutch coast I came home to a lot of unpacking and washing, I did however find time to whip up this clam case.


So join me over at Modern Cologne Quilters so I can tell you all about it.

Till next time,
Iris

7 Mar 2016

Modern Patch Monday: the prototype

Hello and welkom to a new week and a new edition of Modern Patch monday:
This week I will tell you all about the fabric basket I made this weekend over at the Modern Cologne Quilters Blog


Hope you will join me there and link up what you have been sewing up this weekend.
See you there,
Iris

4 Mar 2016

How I got aquinted with Kaffe

I recently participated in the 4 seasons Pillow swap. My partner was a relative newbie to swaps and so there were not that many picture to go by in order to get a feel for taste. From her form it became very clear that she really liked Kaffe Fasset.
I had not had the opportunity to aquint myself properly with Mr Fasset, but that is what I love about a swap: there is a challenge. What I liked even more was that Karen helped me out by sending me a ton of scraps, quilters are the best! It turned out I did have an FQ of Kaffe lying in my stash, must have been from the beginning when I was clueless about names.


One of my partner Mosaic images was of (I think) Kaffee Fassets jewelled box pattern. I took it as inspiration and set of relatively improv, patching and matching as I went along. I do find Mr Fasset on the bold side, so I 'toned it down' a bit by adding some solids into the mix. The result was well received and I was also very happy with the outcome.



I added a hidden zip after the classic tutorial of Svetlana. And picked up some Kaffee Fasset for the back from my local LQS. All in all a very successful swap. The next sign up round opens next monday, so if you want to participate: the link is at the beginning of this post.

Linking to Amanda Jean for finish it friday
Linking to TGIFF hosted by Laura today
Linking to Sarah for Can I get a Whoop Whoop  friday

See you next time,
Iris

1 Mar 2016

Pinch Punch It's that time of the month: Bee Blocks

I always get very excited when Postie delivers the bee envelopes at the beginning of the month, but somehow they always get left till the end of the deadline. So I am wondering: how do you approach your Bee blocks? 




Believe it or not, but these are two DIFFERENT blocks!  For our Modern Cologne Bee, Martina had the honour of being queen bee this month. She has a real gift  of turning whites into lovely super elegant quilts so I can not wait to see what she will do with this one.

The second bee I am participating in is call the fleissige bee'nchen. Here it is was Johannas turn to be queen bee.




Now I need to change gear and get my blocks sent off, as for the month of March I am queen bee in the modern cologne bee. Ideas are plenty, just need to get on with cutting up fabric!

Linking to:Lorna at Let's bee social
Linking to Alyce for the sew cute tuesday


till next time,
Iris