Friday, 17 December 2010

magic/quilt anneke

verry strange I tried everything but only sending a help message for help
solved my problem

we made a quilt together for Anneke. it is a Snibbelpatern from Miss Rosie


I have a problem with my blog
all my gadgets are not anymore at the right side of my post
but are now on the end after my post of 25 july
I want them back at the right side

who can help me?

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Traditional costume

In some places in the Netherlands people still wear traditional costumes. But in time it will disappear. In the summer they have markets and people dress in their costumes.

These pictures I have taken in STAPHORST, which is in the north/ middle east part of the country.

Thursday, 9 September 2010


When I was at the quiltshow in Birmingham,
I saw this knitting project.
I fell in love with it.
The last time I was Knitting must be 30 years ago.
It is 1.80 cm long, and have only 12 stitches on the needle.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

england tour 4

On the tour I saw this piece of art

the maker is :

hiroyuki shindo

he is from Japan.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

cat on quilt -england tour( 3)

I bought this quilt top In Bath on My englandtour.
here You see my cat Pluisje on the top( ca 1890 silk)

Thursday, 22 July 2010

england tour 2

Quilt Museum York.

In York we visited the museum of the British Quilters Guild
They gave us the oppertunity to look in their depot.
What I saw there was so special, that I want to show you all.
This jacket is made about 1947 just after World War 2
In England and in the Netherlands you could not buy textile,
their was shortage of everything,
it was what we called on the bill.
A mother made this from old clothes for her daughter.

Sunday, 11 July 2010


Today is the great day for the netherlands.
We are in the final of the worldcup football(soccer)
I live close by the big square Museumplein , they think that there are coming about 100.000 people this evening.
Last night a campingbus from italie was parked near my house,
today we saw that they have a business in all kind of orange things and the dutch flag.

I went to the square 3 hours before the match.
Here is a small expression.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

England textile tour.(1)

I was in England with the textile tour of Deb Roberts together with my friend Rhoxane
We spend 17 days on all kind of textiles, mostley quilts.
We started In Manchester than Wales, Bath, London, Durham, York and again Manchester.
I saw beautiful quilts but I cannot put them on the blog ( copyright things)

But I can give you some impressions, of our tour.

This is an shop in Manchester but I saw it also in London,
They have hunders of sewing machines in their shop window.

In london we had dinner with 2 nice ladies I met last year at the retreat of Gwen Marston May Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms,
The Autors of "Small Blocks Stunning Quilts,

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Pour L'Amour du Fil -Nantes- 22-25 Aprile 2010! ...
Here are some impressions of the show in Nantes.

( I had a question about the baskets The patern is from Block Base
( Electric Quilt)

The ladies from QUILTMANIA

And the Dutch ladies of BOBBIN.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sunday, 16 May 2010

quilts 1700-2010

Yesterday I went with my quiltingfriends Ellen and Isabeau to London, to see the Quilts in the V&A( Victoria and AlbertMuseum)
It was great, what a beautiful quilts.

When you go, I think you must take the Ipod with the info of the quilts.
You can buy the APP in the Itunes store and you can download it on your Iphone.
So when You cannot go and have an Iphone, you can see some quilts.

I had troubles to make pictures of the book and place them on this blog they turn wrong??
but here are some of them.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


My famely had a said week,
the dog from my mother passed away last week,
he became 9 years old,
here you see him with my aunt Lize,she was 88 at this picture,
a few years ago she died at 93.
she was also a quilter you see her with the hexagons on the floor

Thursday, 22 April 2010

quilt from isabeau

Isabeau saw this quilt in a magazine
she loves it so , here is the top.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

an other quilt project

Long time ago I started this japanese project,
Now I try to finish it Ellen also started with hers.
Together we are working on our quilts.
We are no machine piecers so it is not easy for us.
but the end is not so far away anymore.

my quilt from japanese fabrics.

this me on stairs to pin my blocks

Saartje is helping us selecting the fabrics.

here you see Ellen working on her quilt,

this is a part of her quilt

Thursday, 1 April 2010

2 quilt projects

I did a lot of quilting the last few months

I made a mini quilt with baskets the size of the quilt is 27x27 cm( 10x10 inch)
In Leiden we had the Textiel Festival last week,
The dutch quilters guild ( Quilters Gilde) had the yearly mini quiltshow,
my quilt was there.

And I finished my yoko saito bag,here you see me with my friend Ellen ,
We did the class together by Marleen Wijn.

Monday, 22 March 2010

medaillon quilt from Isabeau

A lot of Quilters asked Isabeau for a picture of her quilt, it was in the magazine of Quiltmania number 73 of 2009.
here it is.
If You use this patern, please send a picture to:

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

more from tokyo quiltshow

I want to show you some pictures I made at the Tokyo quiltshow,
In the next days I show you more but my computer is a bit sick,
it is impossible so add more pictures now, so keep watching.

All in information was in Japanees (?) so I cannot tell you who made the Quilts

Yoko Saito