Thursday, April 10, 2014

An Easter surprise.....

Last night was our first surprise quilt evening. On these days, the group gets a list of items to bring and I have a surprise project for them to start. Sometimes it is a quick and simple project and other times a little more involved as this surprise was. They all came in and took a place at the tables. Then the surprise was revealed.....

Gisteren was ons verrassingsavond bij de quilt groep. De dames krijgen een lijst met benodigdheden om mee te nemen. Soms is het project klein en snel te make en soms wat groter. Als iedereen zat aan tafel was het spannend moment...het project was...een paasquilt!

A little Easter quilt!

The quilt is based on a sweet little design I saw in an Anna magazine. What I liked about this one is that each person can play with the elements in the design to create something for themselves. It is done on a piece of linen using the addition of ricrac, ribbons and buttons. The "brick" borders are added and it can be quilted. Can you find the little butterfly that I quilted in mine?

Mieke and I had spent a quilt weekend at Cranberry Cottage. It was there that she bought the magazine and I changed my plans for our surprise evening to do this. Mieke made a sample quilt along with me and hers was also ready to show (see photo below).

De quilt is gebaseerd op een idee uit de Anna. Wat leuk is ... elke persoon kan hun eigen creatie er van maken. Borduur je met hulp van borduurgaren, zigzagband, organzaband en knoopjes een paas-tafereeltje. Naai twee rijen "steentjes" er om heen en quilt het door. Zie je de vlinder in mijn quiltwerk?

Mieke en ik hebben een quilt weekend in Cranberry Cottage gehad waar zij de Anna hadden gekocht. Daar krijg ik het idee om een quilt van deze ontwerp te maken. Zij heeft samen met mij een voorbeeld al gemaakt voor de quiltavond. Die zie je in de foto hieronder. 

The ladies were very quiet at times as they worked away with needle and thread. There are some really cute quilts that will be made over the next couple of weeks. I am excited to see them at our next meeting. 

Our group has grown once again. We welcomed 4 new members to the group last night. What a start for them to have this surprise project on their first night! Welcome to Ineke, Dinie, Hannie en Corrina. 

De dames waren af en toe stil van het werken met naald en draad. Ik kijk er naar uit om de quilts van hun te kunnen bewonderen bij de volgende quilavond. 

Ons groep is groter geworden. Wij hebben vier nieuwe dames erbij en wat een spannend avond om te beginnen! Welkom Ineke, Dinie, Hannie en Corrina. 

It is not too late to start something small for Easter. This little quilt works up very fast and is the perfect addition to an Easter display. 

Het is nooit te laat om te beginnen met een kleine quilt voor de Pasen. Deze was snel af en leuk om de paassfeer in huis te brengen. 



  1. Can't wait to see how they all come out. I know in the past the same projects your group starts comes out so different for each lady. It is really fun to see them. Love the cute design and I watch you on skype as you brought it along.
    Love you, Mom

  2. It will be interesting to see the differences in colour and design. Such a pretty idea...I'm almost persuaded!

  3. A lovely project to do with your quilt ladies given me an idea to do with my little group maybe for Christmas to late now for Easter. Glad you had a good weekend and no doubt the garden was looking very pretty.

    Take care Heidi.


  4. A fabulous project, well done to all.

  5. Heel schattig project, ik ben er helemaal blij mee. Nog dezelfde dag had ik het toevallig met mijn dochter over dat op dat ene plekje op de muur maar eens een nieuw schattig quiltje moest komen. En tadaaaa nog geen twee uur later ging mijn wens in vervulling. Thx

  6. Hello Heidi, your group looks like so much fun. What a cute project too, I won't get one done for Easter 2014 but maybe 2015.
    It really is sweet, just like you :)

  7. Lovely surprise! I love Easter quilts. They are seldom and nice patterns are not numerous (contrary to Xmas ones). Your group is so lucky and I can't wait seeing the results :))


  8. How wonderful! Great project. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.


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