onsdag 10. mai 2017

May and snowing outside

Today I finished my Easter project after an idea from Quiltegården in Trondheim. It’s a mug rug with a pocket for the Norwegian chocolate bar named Kvikklunsj. I’ve made 6 of them, ready for next Easter. I made my own version of their pattern.

Easter was late this year, but that is spring too. It’s snowing outside today, not much, but the grass is covered with a white blanket. I long for summer!

onsdag 19. april 2017


Just a few words to show you that I'm working. Here are two projects I had planned to make bigger, but a cold changed my mind.
Next weekend I'm going to a quilting retreat with  lots of new products and temptations, so I wonder what I will start on this time?

søndag 2. april 2017

Finished as originally planned.

Some of you maybe remember my self-made accident last year. I made a quilt top that ended up as 4 pillows.

 I had to make a new quilt top, but this time I sent it away to Anne Rønningen to get it quilted. Now I have finished the rest, and it is on the top of my guest bed together with the four pillows.

I have just been to the annual meeting in the Norwegian Quilt Association and got a lot of inspiration. I have a lot of projects I want to start, but to decide on just one is hard. Its Easter soon, it’s spring  and there are so many fantastic fabrics and colours that it’s hard to choose.

søndag 5. mars 2017

Work in slow progress

February has been a month with few finishes. I have  been working on a secret project for a long time . When I'm concentrating on one project I don't dare to start a new one. I have just made a few blocks  for my quilting club's jubilee quilt , and have had a reorganising  in my fabric cupboards.
I have put all my newest( What I have bought the last two-three years)  fabrics where I can see them, and put my old fabric  in a far away cupboard. I have got so many new projects in my head by just looking at the new ones, so I'll have plenty of work to start on now.
Hope you have a lot of project ideas too!

søndag 8. januar 2017

Happy New Year!

Another year has passed and we have all turned a  year older and wiser ? We sit down and think about our promises for a new year , and try not to make them too many and too big.
I have made myself a few ones, and I hope I’ll manage to keep them.
First of all I will ty to make use of what fabrics  I have in my cupboards and drawers in  2017 , and try to use patterns  I’ve bought and stocked too, if I still like them. Borders and backings  I am allowed to buy. If I could manage to shrink my fabric into just one cupboard during 2017 I’ll  be more than happy.
But the most important promise for 2017 is to have more fun with my sewing and quilting. I won’t make lists of all my want to do, but take one at a time and finish. And when I have finished one , I ask myself what do I want to do now instead of checking out my list of UFOs( not many left) , or planned projects.

At the moment I’m challenging myself with a competition quilt, and I  often wonder if this was a good idea and want to quit, but  a started project is a finished project…………
Have a nice week!