Carola

Krefeld πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Started quilting in 2013. Totally addicted. Hexie obsessed. Fabric addict, too πŸ˜ƒ Journalist & mom of 3 grown up kids. Life is good!

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When you find your favorite print of #lesfleursfabric by @riflepaperco on 40%off sale you have to buy what’s left on the bolt, right? πŸ™ˆπŸ˜…#riflepaperco

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Unfortunately, this is not in my possession, but it was fun to actually see and touch it at @boltsandmoreaz 😍 #vintageholidayfabric #bonnieandcamille #thimbleblossoms

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Fun time with @stitchingrevival and @everydaycelebrations πŸ˜ƒ We went out for lunch and then headed on to the cutest fabric store @boltsandmoreaz 🌡🌡🌡

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I made this patriotic quilt (and the pillows) as gift for my dear friend. It’s always a joy to come visit her and see it being displayed so beautifully. β€οΈπŸ’™β€οΈπŸ’™ #plantedseeddesigns

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Do you remember the first fabric line you fell for? Mine was Marmalade in 2013 ❀️❀️ What was your’s? #thimbleblossoms #bonnieandcamille #bonniecottonway

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I’m totally in love with this! Photos don’t do it justice, especially how beautifully the background works with the fabrics. Took me forever to piece this I’m so happy with it. I thought this would be an easy finish but it really was a lot of work. There’s several B&C lines in there and I want to use the Navy big flowers from #thegoodlifefabric for backing. #thimbleblossoms #bonnieandcamille #riseandshinequilt

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I started this hexie-project ages ago and I really want to finish it. Will be a crib size quilt. Soonish πŸ˜… #paperpiecing #epp

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First Blocks for my #riseandshinequilt by #thimbleblossoms . I am using Essex linen for the first time and I think I like it. Reason is I’m out of white and had this bought and stored away a while ago not really knowing what to use it for. This will be nice, I believe.

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I wrote an article about squirrels visiting a photographer’s balcony frequently and about the photos she took. And this is the photo when the squirrel finds out it is in the newspaper 😍😍🐿️🐿️ For more photos check out @dorothestrassburger

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Took forever to get these 16-patches assembled for my rise&shine quilt that I started months ago. #riseandshinequilt #riseandshinequilts #bonnieandcamille #bonniecottonway #thimbleblossoms

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I got this basted even though I had no help because fabrichusband @hhpuvogel is out of town. See that fabulous backing? I might just buy a bolt of it, perfect gingham for all B&C fabrics. Found it at Fabricgalore in London. Perfection! Now how to quilt it? πŸ€” #thimbleblossoms #summervillequilt #bonnieandcamille

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There’s still a couple of borders missing but you get the idea... The color range is totally off anything I normally do but for whatever reason I wanted to make this pattern with this fabric. Pattern is #vanillaandblooms by #figtreeandco (just a lot smaller than the original), fabric by #amybutler

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I'm making a quilt with Amy Butler fabric now, a bit out of my usual color scheme. It was at QuiltCon in Savannah when I suddenly felt inspired to buy these FQs - when Amy was standing next to me in a coffee shop πŸ˜ƒ Pattern will be Vanilla & Bloom by #figtreequilts #amybutler #figtreeandco

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Spent some folding and re-organizing my favorite shelf. I really love keeping the lines together ❀️❀️ #bonnieandcamille #thimbleblossoms

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Finish! 😍😍😍 Decided to just use four prints from the center star for the border and not get too scrappy. Just realized the backing I had in mind is too small πŸ˜• But I'm sure I can figure something out. Thanks for the inspiration @makervalley And thanks for all your sweet comments 😘 #thimbleblossoms #summervillequilt #bonnieandcamille

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I never posted the finished mini-Quilt my husband @hhpuvogel made for the #thefabrichusbandswap with Ian @thefabrichusband so here it is. He made a foundation paper pieced gnome, free pattern by @unicornharts . He picked up the technique in a heartbeat but hand sewing binding was a bit of a struggle πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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Ta-Daaaaa #summervillequilt by @thimbleblossoms , Gingerbread-houses inspired by @makervalley ❀️❀️ Borders next week πŸ˜ƒ #thimbleblossoms

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Gingerbread happiness #summervillequilt #thimbleblossoms

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My little houses for the #summervillequilt Seven more in next post. #thimbleblossoms

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🏑🏑 ❀️❀️ #summervillequilt #thimbleblossoms Now on to pink gingerbread-houses...

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Halfway there in terms of houses and nine-patches. I'm working in colorways, so next are aqua and pink. I'm sort of wondering if there's too much going on, too scrappy. But too late at this point, obviously. πŸ˜‚ #thimbleblossoms #summervillequilt #christmasvillequilt

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Love making these little Gingerbread houses 🏑 ❀️ #summervillequilt #thimbleblossoms

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A little progress report on my gingerbread-#summervillequilt : Made the big center star and first three houses which are the green colorway. Trying to give each one some extra details and cutting everything scrappy from my stash. Inspired by @makervalley #thimbleblossoms

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It's been a couple of years since I saw @makervalley 's Christmas interpretation of #thimbleblossoms #summervillequilt (swipe to admire itβ€οΈπŸŽ„). I have started to make my own and will shamelessly copy you, Holly. I plan to use my collection of trims and ribbons, too, to give each house an individual touch. Digged through my stash to find all the browns for the gingerbread houses and have cut them out. Now dive into my scraps for doors and windows 😊😊😊

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Quilting coming up tomorrow. Just have to decide about backing. I'm so in love with @aqua_paisley 'a pattern #downmemorylanequilt , it came together so quickly, no worrying about matching points or anything. ❀️ I think it is available in her shop now.

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Challenge: A quilt for a baby girl, modern and not too colorful but still sweet. I think this will work. Pattern is lovely #downmemorylanequilt by @aqua_paisley , release is next week, I believe. It came together in a heartbeat. One of my favorites already. ❀️❀️❀️

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OMG 😍😍 A reprint! Finally! Just ordered five yards from @sewlux What a treat πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Happy Hexies with #amysinibaldi 's cute fabric 😊 #charlestonfabrics

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Reporting from German elections today πŸ˜ƒπŸ“πŸ—žοΈπŸ“°

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