Welcome to my blog, where I write mostly about my passions applique and patchwork, crochet, watercolour painting, and photography.

I hope you enjoy reading about my projects, and that you will leave a comment before you go.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

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Welkom op mijn blog waar ik vooral schrijf over mijn passies appliqueren & patchwork, haken, aquarelleren en fotografie.

Ik hoop dat je het leuk vindt over mijn projecten te lezen en dat je een berichtje achter zult laten voor je mijn blog verlaat.

Als je vragen hebt, aarzel dan niet om ze te stellen.

Als je iets specifieks zoekt, vind je mijn labels helemaal onderaan mijn blog.

Anne Marieke

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

And Another One!

I caved, again.....

This is a 16-block mystery quilt designed by Leanne Beasley, designer of among others Leanne's House, another stitchery project I'm working on.

Several blocks are published in each issue of Vignette, a new magazine which is published by Leanne.

I started block 1 a few days back and it is so much fun to work on.

If you are interested in seeing other versions of this quilt, have a look at the special blog for this project:


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

WOW & New Start & Flowers

Here is my new start: Christmas Fun by Lynette Anderson, a button BOM. The button comes with a very cute pattern.

I'm showing this start for WOW: WIP's on Wednesday, organised by Esther Aliu, designer of Heart's Desire. The link to her blog is in my sidebar.

The petunia hanging basked has become a standing basket, on a metal vase which stands on a pillar in our garden:

(I didn't have time to dead-head the plant before taking the picture, oops).

Our white hydrangeas are now also in flower:

And these beautiful mauve flowers are called Balloon Flowers (ballonklokje in Dutch). You can see why in the second picture (bottom left)

I'm also working on something else, but I will keep that to show you next time I post on my blog.

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Heart's Desire: Love Entwined

At last I have the first of three block three's of Heart's Desire finished. This block is called Love Entwined. It took me a while to find the right fabrics for the leaves and I chose to do the stitchery in satin stitches, which seemed to take forever, but which looks rather gorgeous.

Here are a few details of block 3:

On Tuesday postie brought part 3 of Christmas Fun. Part 2 is still lost in the post and will be replaced soon.

This is Lynette Anderson's version of Christmas Fun #3. I absolutely love this block. A while back I showed you the fabrics I will be using for this project. I'm hoping to start soon, alternating this project with Heart's Desire.

Image copyright: Lynette Anderson

These are the fabrics which I picked up last week. They are for the first block of Vintage Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs. I joined this BOM which Samsara Quilting is running at the moment.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and a warm welcome to all the people who recently became a follower of my blog.