Saturday, 7 June 2008

My quilting pile is growing

I'm just a started quilter and I'm very happy to see my quilting pile growing.
I love fabrics and have worked my whole life with it. As a small girl I was always busy with little bits and pieces. In the Netherlands I worked in a nice shop where they sold fabrics and all you need to be creative. I spend more money there than I earned. But it was great fun.
And now in New-Zealand I joined a quilting group. It is nice to meet new people and I still love working with fabrics.
So my first quilt is made over here. It is the creme and purple one. I made a log cabin quilt because we are living in a log cabin house, That one is not on the picture, I send it to my mum in The Netherlands for Christmas. And of course she loves it too!
Then I made a pink quilt out off old sheets and pillow cases from the op-shop. More than 2000 squares. It's addictive, the whole quilting bee in looking in op-shops now for the best bargains.
The last quilt I made is in Cath Kidston style. Bright pink and red and a lot off off-white. I love that quilt and I like to snuggle under it when we are watching a movie. ( by the way, yesterday we watched "the Holiday" with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in it, I loved it).

And now I'm still working on the quilt for the guestroom. I'll show you when it's finished.
My next project is already finished in my head. I like to make a family quilt with pictures from the girls in it. Like in the movie Stepmom (also a great movie).

You see I'm never bored.
We are having a Art Trail in November and I'm making bags, bags, bags and more bags to show and sell. I'm thinking of having an on-line shop so I can sell them to everybody who likes them.


willywagtail said...

Hi. I am enjoying your blog and have added alink to it on my site.Have you added your site to the quilting gallery. I haven't got the address for it but if you google 'quilting gallery" you should be able to find it. It has a lovely colourful logo and identifies hundreds of quilters from around the world according to their countries. Cherrie

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Hi, thanks for your comment. I'm just started so everything is new but I love it. Thanks.

kjw said...

Promise I'm not an e-stalker ...
Am in the process of setting up a Greater Wellington version of collaborative Melbourne op-shoppers' blog I Op Therefore I Am - would you be interested in writing for it occasionally, Jacoline? Frequency is entirely up to you.
Welly version is
Melbourne is
Sorry to leave a comment like this but couldn't find any other contact details for you.

Heidi said...

Oh the excitement of a new quilter! I think your stack of quilts look so beautiful! Once you start to quilt, you will never be bored and never have enough fabric or hours in the day. LOL! I love spending time each day being creative whether it is quilting or stitching. I need to feel a needle in my hand. Welcome to the world of blogging and that of the needle and thread.

My name is Heidi and I will enjoy stopping in to visit with you. I have never been to New Zealand and will find it interesting to see how life is there.

Hugs en groetjes uit Amersfoort ~

Blanje Bleu said...

Vandaag via via op je blog terechtgekomen. Hij ziet er erg gezellig uit. Wat een prachtige veranda en mooie quilts. Ik kom zeker terug en zal een link plaatsen op mijn blog als je dat goed vindt.
Groeten uit holland !!

Anna said...

Good blog!!!!! You've got a beautiful house!!!

Regards from the Mediterranean,

Anna Belén.


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.