Because I am and I do

Because I am and I do.

About me

My name is Iris and I am a dutch mum of 3. I am married to a lovely English/Irish man and together we have 1 daughter and twin boys. We live in Germany near Cologne together with our Spanish dog and our German bantam hens.

Life gets crazy with 3 young ones and so I take solace in patchwork and quilting. Cutting up fabric  only to sew it back together again. When you say it like that it sounds kinda crazy.

I made my first quilt when I was pregnant with our daughter in 2010 and have not looked back since. After our darling daughter was born, going to classes was no longer managable. I needed to take the time when it came. I searched online for courses to participate in and found the Craftsy BOM taught by Amy Gibson of That proved to be the beginning of a wonderful journey which eventually led me to here writing my first blog and I look forward to see what the future holds.

I would love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment or two.
Left to right: Lola, Mr. C., Mr. K. me and Miss J.


  1. Daar zul je je handen aan vol hebben!!! Wat een schatten!!!

    1. Dank je Maartje, Saai is inderdaad een woord dat niet echt in ons woordenboek voor komt, rust ook niet echt ;)

  2. Since my mom is a cancer survivor, this is a cause that really hits lose to my heart. I'm sure this quilt will be well recieved and apprecaited.

    I'm sure it was a lot of fun to "test drive" a long arm. I've toyed around with taking my own test drive one of these days.

    Viele Grüße aus Norderstedt!