fredag 22. mai 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - spring 2015: Butterflies

My second entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival from Amy is this butterfly quilt. It was made before I had a blog, so I don't think you've seen it before. I took part in an exhibition in France, and the fabrics in the middle were given. Those colours were not "mine", so I had to find some other fabrics and some butteflies to brighten up this little quilt.

Please visit the festival to look at all the fantastic quilts. You'll find inspiration and joy for the next days and weeks.







































































Pattern: Log cabin, my own way
Fabrics: Japanese fabrics and cotton
Finished quilt: 19" x 16"
Quilted by: me
Category: mini
Click the logo under and find the other quilts in this category.

 Spring 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Mini Quilts


Linked up to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival and Crazy mom quilts.

tirsdag 19. mai 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - spring 2015: Blue dream

Every spring and autumn there is a Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. It's a fun festival where we can take part, or just get inspiration from other fantastic quilters. So take a cup of coffee, and sit down to look at all the wonderful quilts from around the world. And you can come back for the voting on your favorites in a couple of days.

I'd like to show you the quilt I made for a young man in my family. I always make a quilt for the young ones when they get 18. Just now I've made a total of 13 quilts to give away. This quilt is made with HST's, and I sew them on paper so that they all are the same size.

Originally this quilt was a challenge from Pat Sloan about a year ago. I need challenges like that to get started. You can read more about it on the blogpost I made when it was finished. I live by the sea, and was able to take some nice photoes of my quilt although it was blowing hard that day.














































































Pattern: HST's, inspired by Pat Sloan
Fabrics: All my blue scraps and two different whitecottons
Finished quilt: 62" x 82"
Quilted by: Sølvis Quiltestudio
Category: Large quilts
Click the logo under and find the other large quilts.

spring 2015 BQF Button


Linked up to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.

mandag 18. mai 2015

Reisestjerner

Å reise kan være en prøvelse av og til, særlig med forsinkelser både her og der. Men så lenge man har med seg håndarbeid, så går tiden likevel fort. Jeg fikk sydd to stjerner og noen sekskanter. Nå er der 32 stjerner i bunken. Og første rhododendron er nå kommet i blomst i hagen.
































I've travelled all day, with delays here and there. But with my hand sewing projects in my handbag, the day went fast. Two new stars came together, and some hexies were prepared. Now I have 32 stars in my pile. And I have to show you my first rhododendron for the season.

Linked up to Show and tell Monday with Bambi and WIPs Be Gone.

søndag 17. mai 2015

Hurra

Gratulerer med dagen! Har feiret dagen i Oslo og Drammen. Mye god mat, og så har jeg lurt meg til litt håndsøm. Ha en god dag videre!














Happy birthday, Norway. We have celebrated in Oslo and Drammen. Delicious food, cakes.... and a little bit of hand sewing. Have a nice day!

Linked up to Slow Sunday Stitching.

mandag 11. mai 2015

QM Bitty Blocks for May

I've started the cute little bear paw blocks from Quilty Pleasures. I need 20, so I have to sew more later. I've also made more flying geese blocks.






































Idag har jeg startet å sy disse søte små maiblokkene fra Quilty Pleasures. Skal sy flere seinere, for jeg må ha 20 til en hel rad. Har også sydd flere flying geese, der trenger jeg mange.

Linked up to Show and tell Monday with Bambi, Oh Scrap! , Fabric Tuesday and Show Off Saturday.

søndag 10. mai 2015

La Passion - 3700 hexagons

Her går det unna. Grit har planlagt utstilling i 2019, og mange har alt meldt seg på, med ferdig teppe. Så det er bare å henge med. Hundre sekskanter på en uke er vel bra?











































Here we go. Grit has planned an exhibition in 2019, and many Passionists like to join, with complete quilts. So I just sew on. One hundred hexies in a week, not bad?

Linked up to Slow Sunday Stitching and WIPs Be Gone.

fredag 8. mai 2015

Denim

Har ingen nye produkter å vise i dag, men har fått spørsmål om å vise et teppe som er sydd av gamle dongeribukser og rester som jeg har fått hos en bekjent. Jeg har sydd mange dongeritepper, og liker gjenbruk på denne måten. Så ikke kast buksene dine når de er utslitt. De kan bli til noe som er både nyttig og fint.




















Baksiden er også lappeteppe. Har frihåndsquiltet hver rute for seg, og siden sydd dem sammen.












Her har jeg prøvd å vise hvordan quiltingen ser ut.





















Today I've nothing new to show you, but I was asked to show a denim quilt I've done some time ago. I've made many denim quilts, and love to reuse fabric like this. So don't throw away your old jeans, use them for something nice and useful.

The back side is also pieced. I quilted each part separately, and joined them in the end. Hope you can see the pattern I used when I quilted.

Linked up to LaFF at Richard and Tanya Quilts and Crazy mom quilts.

søndag 3. mai 2015

La Passion - 3600 hexagons

Denne skal tilslutt ha omtrent 17 000 sekskanter, og skal på utstilling om fire år. Derfor er det bare å stå på. Passerer 3600 idag, og har regnet ut at jeg må sy 10 hver dag for å få den ferdig. Så da er det bare å gå løs på de neste hundre til uka.





































This quilt is going to have about 17 000 hexies in the end, and it's going to an exhibition in four years. Today it has 3600 hexies, and I've found that I have to sew 10 hexies a day to get it finished in time. So tomorrow I start the next hundred.

Linked up to Slow Sunday Stitching and Show Off Saturday.

fredag 1. mai 2015

Litt søm med maskin

You can read my blog in English under the pictures.

Av og til må jeg få noe ferdig. I dag har jeg quiltet, satt på lukkekant og til og med sydd til lukkekanten for hånd på denne brikken. Gratulerer med dagen på en 1. mai som kunne ha vært minst ti grader varmere.
































































Sometimes I have to finish a thing or two. Today I've quilted this hot pad and put on the binding. Happy first of May to all, here it could have been warmer. I even can spot some snowflakes in the air.

Linked up to LaFF at Richard and Tanya Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday and Crazy mom quilts.

torsdag 30. april 2015

Mini La Passion - april

De siste to månedene er det ikke blitt sydd så mye på denne. Men de siste dagene har jeg tatt den fram igjen, og selv med noen få sekskanter, så ser jeg godt at den har vokst. Stort sett klipper og syr jeg sekskanter etterhvert som jeg syr, men i dag har jeg klippet en liten haug klar til å sy rundt papir.



































I haven't done very much on this one the last months. But som hexies are joined the last days, and you can see that it has grown. I'm not good at preparing many hexies at the time. A little pile of hexies I cut, though.

Linked up to Needle and Thread Thursday and WIPs Be Gone.