søndag 13. mai 2018

Håndsøm på en søndag

Det har vært fint vær i dag, og jeg har stort sett holdt meg ute på benken med mine halve sekskanter. En gang skal dette blir ferdig også.

It's been a wonderful day, and I've been outside on my blue bench all day with my half hexies. One day this is going to be finished too.




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fredag 11. mai 2018

Mer mini

Klarer ikke å motstå fristelsen fra Lesley om å sy flere slike microquilter. Denne uken har jeg sydd fem, alle under 5" kvadrater.

I can't resist making these cute miniquilts in Lesley's microminisal. This week I made five, all of them smaller than 5" square.






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torsdag 10. mai 2018

Mye på gang

Men jeg har desto mindre å vise. Enten er det hemmelige prosjekter som ikke kan vises enda, eller så er det langtidsprosjekter som går sakte, men sikkert. Så da blir det nåleputer igjen. Måtte lage to, fordi Hødd akkurat gikk videre i cupen med 2-0. Hurra!

I have so many secret or long term projects, and can't show you yet. But as our local football team just won 2-0 today in the cup, right outside my windows, I had to make two new pincushions.





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fredag 4. mai 2018

Microminiquilting

Jeg er helt håpløs. Nå skulle jeg konsentrere meg om å håndquilte La Passion. Men så lokket Lesley på bloggen Berry Birdy med en micro mini sew-a-long. Her skal vi sy så mange miniquilter på max 6"x6" som vi klarer i løpet av mai, og legge dem ut på Instagram. Her er mine to første, og jeg tror det blir flere. Dessuten fant jeg en gammel mini som jeg bare måtte vise.

I'm hopeless. Just now I should have consentrated about hand quilting my La Passion. But Lesley on the blog Berry Birdy tempted me with a micro mini sew-a-long. We're going to sew as many 6"x6" or less miniquilts as possible during May and put them on Instagram. Here are my two first, and I'm sure there will be more. I also found an old one I just had to show you.

Ninepatch 5"x5"

Ninepatch 5"x5"

House in the forest 6"x6"


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torsdag 3. mai 2018

Hit og dit

Da har Lyn og jeg byttet nåleputer i Bea's nåleputebytteklubb. Og jeg har fått engelsk sjokolade, mmmm.

Lyn and I changed pincushions in Bea's pincushionswap. And I got the most delicious English chocolate. Thanks a lot Lyn.



The back side


Thank you Lyn!



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søndag 29. april 2018

Looking Back with Island Batik

The challenge we got as Island Batik Ambassadors this month was "Looking Back" to vintage quilts, and let us be inspired to make something new. As I live in Norway, we have few old quilts to look at. I happened to have the only book made here with registrated old quilts, and found that most of them came from the US, either sent back to Norway from emigrants, or brought back when they returned to Norway on holiday or permanently.

All the materials used here is given me by Island Batik and partners, Hobbs and Aurifil.





I first found this beautiful friendship quilt, found in a garage in California, and taken to Germany, and later to Norway.



Too much work to do this, so I had to dig for another one. 


I made a test block, and the rest was pure fun.

Hobbs batting made it soft, perfect for a baby quilt.


I used Aurifil dark brown for the quilting.




The finished size is 40" x 40".


Hop over to the other ambassadors to see what they made this month:

Barbara at Bejeweled Quilts
Bea at BeaQuilter
Carole at Carole Lyles Shaw
Connie at Kauffman Designs
Dione at Clever Chameleon
Geraldine at Living Water Quilter
Janet at Whispers of Yore
Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics
Jennifer at Curlicue Creations
Jennifer at Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
Joyce at heARTs Creations
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Mania at Mania for Quilts
Maryellen at Mary Mack Made Mine
Michelle at Creative Blonde
Pamela at PamelaQuilts
Sally at Sally Manke
Sandra at MMM Quilts
Sherry at Powered by Quilting  
Stephanie at Steph Jacobson


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fredag 27. april 2018

En stol og ei flaske vin

Synes det var kjekt å finne en stoffbit som passet til stolen og vinflaska. Så da ble det en ny brikke.

Look, I found a piece of fabric just like my chair and bottle. So I made a new hot pad.





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søndag 22. april 2018

Litt håndsøm på en søndag

Mens jeg venter på at postmannen skal slippe en pakke med quiltetråd i postkassen min, har jeg tatt fram noen gamle håndsømprosjekter. Det ble noen nye blomster til min miniversjon av La Passion, og noen nye blokker til sikksakkquilten som jeg viste forrige søndag.

While waiting for the postman to drop the quilting thread in my postbox, I've found some old hexagon projects. I did some new flowers for my mini La Passion and some blocks for the quilt I showed you last Sunday.



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fredag 20. april 2018

Isbjørn møter nålepute

Holder på med et større arbeid, og trodde det skulle bli ferdig i dag. Men så ble det herlig tur og venninnelunsj i stedet, så da ble det en rask nålepute i dag også. Isbjørnen er stum av beundring.

I thought about finishing a quilt today. But I changed my mind and went out for a walk and a Nice lunch with some friends instead. So as usual I made a pincushion tonight, and the icebear is speechless.





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torsdag 19. april 2018

Garden Path Mystery Quilt 3

Klarte ikke å vente til neste uke med å sy denne delen. Synes den ble utrolig fin med disse batikkstoffene fra Island Batik. Mønsteret er en mysteriequilt fra Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Neste gang får vi vite hvordan quilten blir tilslutt, men jeg tror jeg kjenner dem etter hvert.

I couldn't wait to make this block. It turned out so beautiful with these batiks from Island Batik. The pattern is a mystery quilt from Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Next time is the release, but I think I know them by now.

All fabrics used here is given me by Island Batik.






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