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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hoop? What hoop?!

By Annemart Berendse

Glenn asked us to write what's in my hoop. Well, I do have a hoop. Even more than one. I have a Jasmine Heirloom floor stand hoop, I have a border hoop (half ring), I have a lap hoop and I have a simple plain round hoop. And they are all like this one. Empty. Oh, and enjoy the green slipper on my foot on the picture!;-)

Work in progress.
But that doesn't mean I am not working on a quilt. My frame Alice, a Jasmine Heirloom frame I am very proud of, is filled. I am working on the feathers of a Broken Star. I have a system in quilting. First the main lines, than the feathers, than the grid. That way my grid is never curved or out of rhythm through quilting somewhere else.
Oh by the way, the seam on the picture seems bend. I assure you, it's not. It's the clamp to keep my quilt flat in the frame.
I am working with a variegated thread from King Tut.

The quilt is not really visible on the quilt picture, for visible inspiration, see below. It will be work in progress for a longer time, as I spend my time on my work, my blog, decorating shoes and regular things like bathing, eating and sleeping too...;-) Lenience is a great thing!

Broken Star
Have fun quilting!


  1. I love your Broken Star quilt! You know, I always wanted to try a hoop stand and never got around to it. I'm the type that curls up with my work. The small hoop allows me to sit in positions that I'm sure aren't the best for my back. One day I'll try a stand.

  2. I love feather quilting and hope to incorporate them on a peony quilt I am assembling. I did a miniature broken star that I called "Never Again". Yours is gorgeous, so colorful! I hope that you will post a pic of it once it is completed.


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