Decorating · Sewing

Simple Placemats – Tutorial

Some months ago I bought this lovely dark red fabric with these hearts  with a typical rural Swiss scene depicted on them. I fell in love and have been wondering what to do with the fabric. Last weekend I decided to make some placemats out of the thick decorating fabric. The only problem was I wanted… Continue reading Simple Placemats – Tutorial

Fabric · Quilting · Sewing

The Dutch Rose Quilt: Auditioning Fabric

Today I want to share with you my latest quilty project. I have been auditioning fabric for what I am temporarily calling the Dutch Rose Quilt as this is the name of the blocks I will be using in the quilt. You can see this block I have already made for a quilt demonstration and… Continue reading The Dutch Rose Quilt: Auditioning Fabric

Addicted to the Alps · Alps · Blogging · Creativity · Quilting · Travel

Back to Blogging

Wow, it has been a really long time since I last blogged. I haven’t touched my blog since the end of May. Yikes.  Half a year has passed, so what have I been up to? Well first the good part: a lot of holidays, some short long weekends and this last one in November was a… Continue reading Back to Blogging

Quilting · Sewing · Switzerland · Textiles · Uncategorized

A Day at the Textile Museum

Well I managed to finish my 12″ Dutch Rose quilt block in time for the day at the Textile Museum in St. Gallen. I am really happy with it and how it turned out. All that fussy cutting was worth it. .     The quilt making demonstration, with the block went smoothly and was a… Continue reading A Day at the Textile Museum

Fabric · Quilting · Sewing · Switzerland · Textiles · Uncategorized

Quilt Shop Hop

Last Tuesday, I finally got to go on another nice road trip including two of my ‘local’ quilt shops. Now, I am saying local, but in truth they are almost an hour away. Nevertheless I consider them local as I have so few options to choose from. My immediate area of St. Gallen and Appenzell may… Continue reading Quilt Shop Hop

Quilting · Switzerland · Textiles

Quilt Show: St. Gallen Halden Quilters

5th Quilt Show of the Halden Quilters 1. to 29. May 2016 Opening Hours: 13.00 to 17:00 Location: Obvita St. Gallen, “Wohnen im Seniorienalter” Bruggwaldstrasse 51 9008 St. Gallen Switzerland Bus Number 10 in Direction Abacus, get off at the bus stop  Bruggwald       Obvita St. Gallen (www.obvita.ch) Quilts Displayed on the Ground Floor/… Continue reading Quilt Show: St. Gallen Halden Quilters

Creativity · Food & Wine · Gardening · Quilting · Sewing · Switzerland · The Maker's Year

A Maker’s Spring

If you read my post, The Maker’s Year, you may understand the name of this post and why I chose it (you can go and read that post here if you would like), if not let me quickly explain. I have joined a special year long challenge this year, a challenge that encourages me to… Continue reading A Maker’s Spring

Quilting · Sewing

Sewing & Quilting: Back to Basics

When is it the right time to stop calling yourself a beginner quilter? It was not too long ago that I considered myself a member of this category. Since I started to learn to sew and quilt back in 2012, I have learnt many skills and techniques. I have made a total of 5 quilts,… Continue reading Sewing & Quilting: Back to Basics