tirsdag 22. mai 2018

La Passion-treff i Ulsteinvik

Sist helg hadde vi et storstilt treff i Ulsteinvik. Sytten quiltere samt noen supportere satte hverandre stemne på Flø Feriesenter 17. mai- og pinsehelgen. Lørdag hadde vi en flott visning på Quality Ulstein Hotell. Her er bilder av alle quiltene som ble vist. Grit Kovacs har lagd mønsteret, og alle har tatt ut sine egne farger.

Last weekend we had a fantastic meeting with seventeen quilters and some supporters at Flø Feriesenter, Ulsteinvik. Saturday we had a great show at Quality Ulstein Hotel, and here you can see all the beautiful La Passions. Grit Kovacs made the pattern, and we all made it in our own colourways.





Ramona, With "the Norwegian style, with holes



Martina K.

Martina B., Lisa B.

Anja with her second one, and my little, even smaller than that



Linda with a bigger Version

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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


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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