Dear reader, this blog was a nice place for quite a while to share my thoughts and stories. Meanwhile I got a new website and so I continue writing on my new's site blog.


Thank you.

Liebe Leserin, dieser Blog war für lange Zeit ein sehr netter Ort, meine Gedanken und Geschichten mit dir zu teilen. Inzwischen habe ich eine neue Website erstellt und werde jetzt den Blog dort fortsetzen.


und: "Danke!"

Why I hate this Quilt Market thingamajig…

Dienstag, 28. April 2015

pssst, SHE doesn’t know it. SHE would be anyway to busy to notice it. But well – I really hate these days.

SHE becomes so neglecting. Cuddling hours going to zero. Food only after the second loud and clear demand. And I am still so supportive…

It all starts when this car stops in front of our door – and I watch out for it!

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Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds25The guy drags heavy boxes in my home and SHE freaks out with joy, jumping around as if SHE would have found an unsealed and open XXL-cat-food package. Then SHE disappears with all the stuff for hours into her studio and I hear HER singing, and working until late night. I mean, let me check that box – are there any drugs in????

All I could find were such odd bundles, who knows what those are for… Human beings are weird, aren’t they…







Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds Moda

Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds Moda

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Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds ModaAlthough I don’t get the point what HER hype is all about, it seems to be something you can play with. At least SHE can spend hours and hours with that kind of thing. I mean – ok, it’s comfortable to dive into this watchamacallit fabric, but I prefer to have just a nap on the spread out scraps.

FOR YOU by Zen Chic for Moda

BTW – does SHE even get the point what playing is all about – having fun, chasing and throwing things around. When I watched HER the other night, when SHE were on HER knees seeming to have all the burden of the world on HER shoulders while pondering which of HER snippets should go where – OMG, look at that – this was her sad result. I mean PLAYFUL, baby?????

Zen Chic collection FOR YOU, pattern  Octo, Moda

I was so sorry for HER. Out of pity for HER miserable outcome I took heart and thought, let me assist HER a bit, so SHE can feel better. I brought all that stiffness out and made a good example for what we call having fun!

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Yes, that was really supportive!

I think I should teach HER more of this good stuff. Living la vie en rose instead of waking up with dark circles around the eyes due to last night’s overtime hours. Relax, baby! There is more in life than working hours!

Let’s see what SHE is doing right now… Going outdoors to take pictures from her latest whatsit.

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What could this be good for?

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no clue…

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perhaps something interesting underneath….

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This is just a perfect place to relax and bask in the sun. Well, if I am only a shining example – maybe SHE will follow and find insights about the most important things in life…

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There SHE goes! That wasn't so hard, was it?

designer-blog-takeover_250x250I’m curious about what my colleagues have to report about all the other weird Moda freaks,  hopping over today to

Kathy Schmitz

Vanessa Christenson

Laundry Basket

Basic Grey


Freitag, 24. April 2015

Thank you for all your encouraging and wonderful comments cheering me up in creating quilting fabrics. It means more to me than I can tell!

Everyone has great ideas and good reasons to get a Reel Time Layer Cake, but I can just send out one. So the randomly drawn winner is


  Nancy, who said “I have never purchased a layer cake, but have recently seen patterns that I would love to make. Love the graphic designs in your fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win !”

Congratulations Nancy, I will contact you to get your address.




In case you need an idea what you could do with such a Layer Cake: here is one of my patterns featuring a Layer Cake from Reel Time, it’s called Fan-Tastic! It’s available through several online shops as for example

Quilt pattern Fantastic by Zen chic

Fantastic by Zen Chic

Fantastic by Zen chic

Reel Time by Zen chic

Reel Time Blog Tour ending with a Giveaway

Montag, 20. April 2015

I so enjoyed all the brilliant ideas and projects of the well-known bloggers contributing to this blog tour and I hope you did too!  Here is a collage of all the ideas the came up with

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The bloggers were

Lily’s quilts, Lynne Goldsworthy
A quilt is nice, Nettie Peterson
Kitchentablequilting, Erica Jackman
Diary of a quilter, Amy Smart
Freshly pieced, Lee Heinrich
Modern Handcraft, Nicole Daksiewicz
Lucky Lucille, Rochelle New, Kelly Smith
A spoon full of sugar, Lisa Cox

I’m super happy about having had these cool girls on board and looove what they gave as eye-candy. I hope this all inspired you to own sewing projects and gave you lots of ideas how to play with the new fabric line.

One lucky winner will have the chance to start at one with her project: You will get a REEL TIME layer cake.

The winner will be drawn randomly at Wednesday. To have a chance to win please leave a comment and let us know, why you think you need that Layer Cake or what you will do with it.



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Zen Chic’s Brand new modern Fabrics – Reel Time - COMING TO STORES NOW

Freitag, 10. April 2015

REEL TIME blog tour, Zen Chic modern fabrics

Since the first sneak peek of REEL TIME  last fall a lot of you were asking and already impatiently awaiting the new fabric line coming to stores. Good news: this month they will arrive in most of your favorite shops!

To celebrate the new line let me introduce the lovely fabrics by a blog tour. I am supported by a wonderful group of well known modern quilters who have inspiring blogs which you will love (if you aren’t already their passionate follower).

Each of them will give you their personal review of the fabrics, how they would play with them, what ideas they were inspired by – and some already revealed to me that they will show you a little project!
Doesn’t this sound too good to miss! I can’t wait to see, what they came up with! (I’m always not only curious about but also delighted to see, in which way other quilters use the fabrics I created once on my computer screen. They come to life and they make beautiful things – quilts, bags, a girl’s dress, a nice gift. I’m so blessed with a profession that is much more, it’s a passion!

To get to the point: here is our schedule for the blog tour. Don’t miss to hop over to every one and see their personal view and ideas with the fabrics. I promise you’ll get some delicious ideas.

11. April Lynne Goldsworthy from Lily’s Quilts
12. April Nettie Peterson from A quilt is nice
13. April Erica Jackman from Kitchen Table Quilting
14. April Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced
15. April Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter

16. April Nicole Daksiewicz from Modern Handcraft
17. April Rochelle New from Lucky Lucille
18. April Kelly Smith  from,
19. April Lisa Cox from A Spoon full of Sugar

Come back on the end of this tour, on the 20th of April, for a chance to win some fabrics and a pattern, I will host a giveaway.

Write on White, Zen Chic, reel time, moda


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