05 February, 2017

A Quilter's Bullet Journal


One large grey Moleskine Cahier and and the coloring pages from the "6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke" BOM, a page index and notes on anything I want to keep track off - et voilà another  Quilter's Bullet Journal
The coloring pages are a nice idea, it helps to play with the colors of the block on paper, in the end the second from above is the block I sewed.

I followed the instructions marking a diagunal line on the lilttle squares which I then sewed onto the corners of the bigger squared and cut the remaining triangle off. Which leaves a lot of fabric waste...
Enough fabric for Rolling Stone's  little Star Sister... 

31 January, 2017

BERNINA Medaillon Quilt Along in Red&White

BERNINA Medaillon-Quilt-Along – Dorthes Zentrum

Quilt-Alongs 2017


A - red and white - sampler with a block for every month in 12", pretty big but "doable" and if I do not like one of them I will find quite a few "sampler blocks" in my stash...

The classic Rolling Stone block was pretty easy to sew, just the rotary cutting and “hst sewing” created a lot of fabric waste – enough for another, smaller block ....

28 September, 2016

My CHANEL Quilt - done but not finished

I finished the quilt, just in time for our quilt group's exhibition but it did not turn out the way I want/like it. I am calling it death by quilting.... almost nothing of the patched top remaind visible (yes, the double wedding ring blocks are still there...) after I quilted way to many and red diagonal lines.

I am blaming Aurifil as I was not able to buy any thread at the Patchwork Meeting in Saints-Marie-aux-Mines this year, (they sponsor this event and I had no problems in the last years to get my threads, I will have to get myself one of those thread sample cards for color matching and start bying it online, which I hate!) not a single vendor with plain white Aurifil thread. Back at home I bought Sulky/Güterman Quilting thread in "red"- stupid idea but I was desperate only 3 more nights to finish the quilt... The thread quality is not even close to Aurifil's. I have never had that much lint in my sewing life, "Wollmäuse" (bunch of thread big as a mouse) in my sewingmachine, arrg.

Whatever, once I have "him" back I will change the quilting and at least I learned a lot of what I will never do again.

For the fun of it, I am sharing my Double Wedding Ring CHANEL Quilt in this fall’s Blogger's Quilt Festival category “Original Design”

A few quilt details:

A few more pictures can be found on