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Muriël
Leiden, The Netherlands
If you want to contact me, do so by leaving a comment on my blog.
Interests: quilting, fabric, knitting, ceramics, felting, paper collage, cooking, reading, writing, cats, drawing, sewing
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Here's my Sugar Block Club block for September. The block is called Encourage. The block pattern was quite easy so it was a great one for right after the summer. Somehow it reminds me of spring (maybe it's the birds... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hopfaldera
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Summer is over, or at least the summer vacation is. We had lovely times in Friesland (northern province of the Netherlands) and France. But now it's time to get back into the blogging game. I'm starting with a post on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Hopfaldera
This month's sugar block is called Bold. I think the name fits the pattern very well. But I did manage to make it candylike if not sweet and sugary. That was it! Proceed with your summer activities! Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Hopfaldera
Thank you!!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on Little quilts at Hopfaldera
It IS exciting! Well have to wait a while so there is plenty of time to make all kinds of decorating plans, fun!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on Little quilts at Hopfaldera
This week I had two finishes. Both are quite small. They are mini quilts, or little quilts, meant to go on a wall. Above is my mini quilt that resulted from the Pack Patch Mini QAL led by Chase. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Hopfaldera
Here are some quilt blocks I made recently from tutorials that can be found on the world wide web. I thought I'd show you my versions and give you links to the tutorials, so you can make them too. Grandmother's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Hopfaldera
Typepad HTML Email Het wordt morgen heeeel spannend!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Sweet July Sugar Block at Hopfaldera
I had fun putting some summer sweetness into this month's sugar block. It's called Serve. I put in some orange. To match my February block a bit (in this post I talked about that one not matching the others), and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Hopfaldera
The block is starting to grow on me too. In a scrappy quilt kind of way!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on Put some sugar in June at Hopfaldera
Here is my sugar block for June. It is called Teach and I made it extra sweet again. Here are all my blocks so far. When I put all the blocks together I feel I need to change the February... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Hopfaldera
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We started another round of the Cocorico bee, and the first month (two months really) was for Erin. Her theme was Sewing Machines. I chose to make a block portraying my own modern Janome machine. I started by taking a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Hopfaldera
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I finished the quilt I was planning to! Here is my Charm Pack Cherry!! And the back, I love the fabric I found for it. I quilted horizontal lines and a wonky zigzag pattern, all using my walking foot. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Hopfaldera
I'm back in the Lovely Finishes game. I skipped a few months because I had no time or secret goals that I couldn't reveal beforehand. This month's goal is also a secret project, but I don't think the recipients read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Hopfaldera
Im looking forward to seeing your interpretation!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2014 on Diamond Cross quilt block tutorial at Hopfaldera
I cant wait to see it!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2014 on Diamond Cross quilt block tutorial at Hopfaldera
You are welcome!!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2014 on Diamond Cross quilt block tutorial at Hopfaldera
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Remember I talked about the Double Dutch random sampler quiltalong. Today I am presenting the second block. Here is the tutorial for a 6" (finished) block to add to your collection of blocks. I named the block Diamond Cross You... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Hopfaldera
Do you want to have a bit of quilty fun? Only using scraps? I 'm playing along with Chase of quarterinchmark in her Pack Patch Mini Quiltalong, and you can too. Each week Chase gives some fun instructions for which... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Hopfaldera
Sorry for that silly pun in the title... Here is my Joy block, which is the May block in the Sugar Block Club The block was made using foundation paper piecing which makes it quite accurate. It's fun to do,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Hopfaldera
When did I start this project? I had to look it up: in June 2010 I made the center block that started this medallion (see this post about it). From that block I followed Anita's instructions and this quilt top... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Hopfaldera
Thanks, Sigrun!
Thanks! Its a fun project.
You might have already seen that a couple of Dutch quilting friends and me have started a quiltalong, the Double Dutch random sampler quiltalong. Here is Lotje's introduction. The quiltalong will be very informal. You make the blocks you like,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Hopfaldera
It is a lovely beginning of the month: getting the email from the Sugar Block Club. I made the block almost straight away. It is called Presence. These are all my Sugar Blocks up to now. It's all looking very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Hopfaldera