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 ( 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