• Something for myself

    Softshell Riding Skirt

    Finally it’s done – my softshell riding skirt. I was inspired for this by my riding raincoat and wanted a skirt that keeps me warm in winter or windy and rainy weather. No more frozen thighs 🙂  I chose wind and waterproof nanotec softshell in my favorite color with a beautiful silver ribbon at the hem. The skirt is open in the front and closed with four snap fasteners (I hope this is the right word for it) so it opens in case of an accident. You can secure it around your legs so it doesn’t get blown open in the front by wind. The back falls nicely over the…

  • patchwork / quilt

    Cathedral window pillow

    I can finally show you the prototype for my sofa cushions. The pattern is known as “Cathedral Window” and you can find many tutorials for it on youtube. It looks fantastic, however, it takes a whole lot of folding and ironing to get there. It is worth it, though. The cushion is made out of four 10″ squares per row with 2.5 ” little squares inside. Therefore you can use a layer cake and a mini charm pack to avoid the cutting. The finished cushion has a size of 18 “. For all of you who are like me wondering how big the squares have to be for a certain…

  • patchwork / quilt

    Wedding / Signature Quilt

    Today I would like to show you the quilt I made for my sister’s wedding. It took more than one year to finish it. In the meantime we have moved to our house and mastered the never-ending chaos at least partly. In the end it became a nice blanket for the sofa about 130×180 cm (51×71 inches). I got the idea from pinterest but couldn’t find any instructions, so I came up with my own version. I sewed the squares prior to the wedding and ironed them onto freezer-paper to stabilize them for signing. The fabric is called “Lark” by Amy Butler. The line is not available anymore and I was…