Ep. 18: ‘Hatched & Patched’ by Pascale

What kind of patchwork do you want to share with us?
An embroidered patchwork, inspired by Anni Downs, Hatched and Patched

For whom and why did you make this quilt?
I made it for my daughter as a Christmas gift.

When did you start and how long did it take you to finish?
I started in 2014. It took me 2 years to complete because I also embroidered in the meantime.

What detail do you prefer in this patchwork?
The niche with the small dog

What fabrics did you use?
Mostly fabrics by Lynette Anderson and Anni Downs

How long have you been making patchwork?
6 years

Which experience moved you most?
The first day I discovered this wonderful hobby

Do you have any useful advice to give to beginners?
Throw yourself into it, it is pure happiness!

Do you have a blog, website, Instagram or Pinterest?
Yes, I am on Pinterest.

More products from Anni Downs at Cotton & Color
More fabrics from Lynette Anderson at Cotton & Color

Raverbag – a gym bag for young and old

Dear quilter

You know the problem: You want to treat your son, daughter, granddaughter, godchild, niece nephew with a present. This should at best be personal and joyful, but at the same time not too costly. A quilt is a beautiful gift, but is very elaborate and needs to be handled with care …

How about a practical and quickly sewn gym bag, which ?


My son Tim (27) has been sewing bags, which he calls ‘Raverbags’, for himself and his friends for years. They take them to music festivals (hence the name) in the summer, where they store their provisions, sun and weather protection. These became so popular that he began to sell the patterns in my shop.


Meanwhile, the pattern was further developed and now you can now configure and order complete kits online. On the specially crafted webshop raverbag.com you can choose from the entire range of Cotton & Color’s cotton fabrics to find a suitable motif. You can immediately see how the final result will look like. I find the button ‘random fabric’ especially great, which can lead to unforeseen and inspiring results!


The kit will be sent to you with fabric, instructions and cord, completely free of charge, and is sewn in 1-2 hours, depending on your experience. It also makes a great project for students and beginners!
Other examples can be found below, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to share your creation with us, send us an email or use the hashtag #raverbag.

I’m curious how your Raverbag turns out!


Ep. 17: Susanne’s Four Elements

What kind of quilt would you like to share with us?
Four Elements Quilt – la passacaglia – English paper piecing

For whom and why did you make this quilt?
For me, because to give away such a quilt, after all that hand work, is still very difficult for me at the moment. It is ALL sewn by hand and also quilted by hand. Why, yes, my family members also ask themselves. How can one be spending HOURS at sewing?
But I find it almost meditative. But the most wonderful thing about making this quilt, was the choice of colors for the respective rosettes. A challenge was to make the color transitions as harmonious as possible.

When did you start and how long did it take to complete?
November 2014 – March 2016

What do you like most about this quilt?
The colors !!!

What kind of materials did you use?
Many batik materials and a lot of residual patchwork materials

How long have you been quilting and what got you into it?
I spontaneously joined a sewing group in 2011 and learned out of curiosity how to make patchwork. To learn new techniques on an afternoon every 2 weeks was my goal. I didn’t just sew a few practice pads, but I decided to sew a whole blanket. I was so preoccupied that I had finished my first blanket with various techniques quickly. Afterwards, I learned something new, just clicked on the Internet and tried it out. I gave away a lot in form of gifts … pillows, aprons and much more. Until I had no more ideas of what to sew next for whom.
Now I sell my creations via my homepage: www.quiltbox.ch.


What experience in your time as a quilter has touched you the most?
Only if you work accurately and precisely, you get a piece that gives you joy.

Do you have a good advice for beginners?
Patience, perseverance and PRECISION.

more than 150 batiks at Cotton & Color
A very popular book on the topic of English Paper Piecing
The also very popular successor