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Last Friday we went to the quilt-show and it took us more than 1,5 hours to get there. Traffic-jams all over the place, it wasn’t funny anymore…
First thing we did was look at all the beautiful quilts that were hanging there… oh how I wish I could create something like that!

^this was my favorite… can you see why???!!!
this must have been so much work! I am thinking of doing one of these myself….
some day….

After we had looked at those quilts we walked into the quilt-market that was also there and I wished I had won the lottery…. all these beautiful but very expensive fabrics!!
I didn’t buy the quantities I would have liked to buy ( because I didn’t win the lottery ) and I kept thinking that I didn’t understand why I should be paying double the price for a tiny little piece of fabric while I can buy it much more cheaper in America and have it posted to me and still have money left to buy me more…. So I guess I am going to one of my favorite online shops and buy everything my heart desires…. when I win the lottery….
However, I did buy a couple of FQ’s with lovely soft pink, creme and greenish colors. I also bought me a couple of pattern’s…. bag-pattern’s…

I am crazy about making bags. As you could see in my last post I already made a couple of kiddy-pack’s myself ( did the designing of the pattern all by myself ), But I had seen the LAZY GIRL bag designs online and had always wanted to make some of them… and now that I have the pattern’s I have started right away.

I know the fabric I used isn’t that great but I thought well… what if I use beautiful and expensive fabric and goof up???? I didn’t win the lottery you know…. But so far I like what is becoming of it and I am planning on making more of these bags ( with other curtain fabrics  lololol  they are stiffer than normal quilt-cotton ). Maybe if the others that I want to make are great too, I will put them up for sale…. if there is interest for them that is….. so I can make me some money to buy quilt-fabrics….. because I didn’t win the lottery….

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Jippie! We are going to the Quiltshow tomorrow! There is going to be a quiltshow in Rijswijk ( NL ) and we are going there!
I can’t wait to see all the quilts and get new ideas and insights about colorcombinations and so on…. wow.. my first quiltshow that I will be going to.
Today brought me also another great surprise; an envelope filled with gorgious, spectacular quiltblocks! A realy good friend of mine from the US, and a fellow quilter indeed, has made me 8 (!) handstiched patchwork quiltbloks and a beautifull paperpieced block with a redrobbin bird on it…. all I could do is be amazed, bedazled… in oooooooooooooooow, wowowowowowow!!!!!
here they are:

don’t they just look wonderfull??!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!! and the little red belly bird block… my girl told me it was hers…. lol.
I am playing with the blocks and trying to decide how to use them, I want each and every one of these blocks to stand out, to be admired, to be loved…lol.
Thank you Fawn for sharing your  craftmenship! I’ll keep you all updated on what I decide to create with these.
Tomorrow will be a bussy and expencive day I guess; quiltshow, fabric’s….. one of my friends starts to call me a fabric “ho” because everywhere I come, first thing I do is look if there are good quality quiltfabrics for sale and the 2nd thing I think of is how to use them and in what pattern……
Going to my basket now in preparation of a full day ahead….. hoping for dreams about fabric and brand new sewingmachine’s…. Bernina… Janome….. moda…. gütermann…. betweens….
see? I don’t try to fall asleep using poor cheep….
I use quilting stuff and lovin it….
Have a great night and an even better day tomorrow!
see you all when I see you!
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Hi all….

What have I been up too these couple of easter days? I went shopping…
Yes, I did some serious shopping, there was a fabric market in Nieuwegein (NL) and I went there with a good friend of mine: Rian. I bought lots of fun fabrics to create all sorts of things…

You see the Batiks? I loooooooove batiks!!!! the bright pink and blue to the right in the picture are going to be trousers for my princess… With the bright green and the yellow with pink roses I already started to create a catty placemat for my little princess

 

My husband has set his mind on a dark blue background and red checkerd cats and I for myself are going for a green background and white/with little pink flowers pussy’s.
Normaly you have 4 placemats in a set so I decided to ask the person who visits me often (Rian) wich colors she would like and that resulted in black and pink….. What  colorfull dinner table we will have in the near future, LOL.
The cats are all paperpieced. the original pattern whas to small so I used PSP tot blow it up and than printed it on normal printer paper.

The Mother of Rian is cat-crazy and sometimes she has to act on a low profile due to some illness. She than drops on the couch and feels realy cold… Her birthday is in August and I decided to try my hand @ making a quilow. One with this cat pattern all over and big enough to make her get it warm again.
So I guess I need to go to a copyshop and have the cat pattern printed 100 times or so.
I must admit I am absolute happy with finding out about how easy it is to paperpiece.

A couple of months ago I made a little kiddy pack for my little princess, and there were a couple of people totaly smitten with it and asked me if I would make two for some little lady familymembers… I did and this is the result:

 

I know they are “sweet to the teeth” and realy girly girly stuff. But as it is girls like these kind of Barbie-things. I left them at my friends house so the person who ordered them could come and pick them up and guess what? My friends Had people visiting yesterday morning and they liked my kiddy pack’s too! they ORDERED a kiddy pack! wow!!!!
I also showed my baby quilt playpenn thing I had made on Sunday and the people visiting my friends on Monday were told about that one too….. And now I get questions about how much it would cost to have one made for them too…..
what the he** is happening here????
Not that I mind getting ooooh’s and aaaaaaaaah’s about my work but I never thought it would appeal to others than my family and friends….. wow!

I have just one “problem” at the moment….. the QIF…
I did everything I could to get people commenting for the QIF, and so far only one person has commented…. so there are 2 spots empty at the moment…… go there and comment in order to patrake in the QIF! …… please? please? pretty please???????

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