Wednesday, January 1, 2014

happy new year 2014!

Greetings everyone from sunny Germany. Yes, the sun is shining today with an average temperature of 0°C/32°F. It is wonderful soaking up the sun rays. The winter months are always very gloomy here since we live in somewhat of an overcast region. Winter can get quite depressing at times, but not this year!

The holidays were great. Everyone seemed to have gained a few more pounds with all of the great food we ate. The kids are ready to go back to school, at least the parents are. ;-) I think they had too much Christmas - staying up late, getting new toys, and not having a regular schedule.

And I am gearing up for my WAKE UP to KONA Challenge. I worked just a little bit more on it last week. I got a little distracted on Monday, because I went to use one of the threads for quilting (the green spool on the post below), and couldn't find it anywhere! I had to drive into Neu-Ulm to get just the one spool. I would be ready to put some binding on it too, IF I had all of the fabric as well. It is currently on back order but luckily not in Customs. I was smart and lucky enough to order fabric locally this time. Kona is readily available here in Germany. I ordered my solids from Quiltmania which has a large supply of Kona as well as Moda precuts.

I am really, really excited to show you a sneak peek, but I think I have already given away more than I should. The quilt will be debuting on January 10, 2014, here on my website as well as on the Sew We Quilt Blog Hop starting on January 7th and lasting through January 21st. Please join us and see what we have made with Kona solids.

I will have the full pattern FREE for download here at my site.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Kind regards,


  1. Du machst es sehr spannend, da komm ich gern wieder vorbei um mir Deinen Quilt anzuschauen.
    Und an das Wetter könnte man sich gewöhnen, aber mit der Donau so nah werden wir schon noch öters mit Nebel zu kämpfen haben.
    Alles Gute im Neuen Jahr

  2. I am sincerely looking forward to your pattern! I am playing with your forgotten five pattern today to make a quick birthday gift! I also have plans for a Big-mini-quilt using scraps of my Kate Spain collection of fabrics!! I just love that pattern so I had to stop by today to say hello!

    1. Thank you so much Shanna! Please send us a link and show us what you made.


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