Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New ruler and Moda Blockheads

Two weeks ago I took a class in the Robin Ruths mariners compass ruler.  LOT's of thinking, but I manage to understand (I think) to figure out how to use it, thanks to good guidence of Anna Malin.
I wonder how it is inside the head of Robin Ruth who designed this ruler.  I had a hard time understand how to use it.

Four of us continued to sew, because I have to admit......
 this ruler is fun.

Lots of planning how to place the fabric.  The quilt on the floor is Anna Malins.  Love it.

My first try on this ruler.  A little coaster in mariners compas.

Next was this pillow in mariners sunflower compas.

Always fun to have Anna Malin visiting me. And we played Patchwork several times.

Irene visited me yesterday.  We had a very helpful (not) cat joining us in the sewingroom

And I have joined the Moda Blockheads 3. Interested???  Visit this link and take a look.  
This is block 1-4.  Just printed instructions for block 5 and 6 today so hope I can get some time to sew those.  Will keep my blocks in blue and grey colours.
So fun to visit the group on facebook and on instagram.  Love how several are playing with these blocks.

Saying for today:

Friday, January 03, 2020

Welcome 2020

 Happy new year to you all. 

This is a photo I took on new years eve when I went for a little walk.  The sunset was amazing and more red and bright than this photo shows.  Natures firework, which I love more than all the firework that people fires off at midnight.

2019 has been a great year. Spending time with my amazing family on a vacation in Parga and lot of board games and skiing.  Several quilt cabin trips with friends and Quilt camp Norway.  The photo above is my top nine instagram photos. And I see that I have some UFO's that need to be finished.

I have joined the 5 before 5 challenge in the Tour de fibre face book group.  Which means I will have to finish 5 ufo's before may month.  I have plenty to choose from. 

This is how 213 shoofly blocks look like.

and I think I have manage to use 213 different blue fabrics

On the first day of 2020 I started to sew the blocks together.  So this is the first ufo I will focus on this year.  First goal...........finish the top this weekend.

Saying for today:

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Rampenissen Alf

My friend Hanne is visiting this weekend and today we went to the quiltshop. I have noe idea how rampenissen Alf (Elf on the shelf is called rampenissen in Norway) had manage to come along with us.  Maybe he had hidden himself in my purse. 

It looks like he enjoyed visiting the quiltshop. Bathing in fabric rolls

Throwing them on the floor

And pushing fabric bolts out of the shelves.

Wonder what he is up to next time? 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Smal boxes are fun

When staying at the cabin a weekend with sewing friends I got hooked on sewing these small Bitsy Boxes. Could not stop sewing them.  Not much else to show, but there is a lot of secret Christmas sewing going on. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Quilt camp Norway 2019

Day One

Then it was time to pack my bags and go to Quilt Camp Norway.  The biggest quilt reatreat in Norway.  Were told there were almost 600 who had signed up for this event + all day visitors.  So this is BIG.  First of all a lot of thanks to Kathrines Quiltestue who put together this event.  Thanks to Kathrine and her crew, you all did an AMAZING JOB!!!

Arriving the hotel we were met by this :) 
We knew we had arrived the correct hotel.

The shops opened 18:00 and we were redy to find treasures and get tempted.
Here comes some photos from the shopping area:

First day (evening) of Quilt Camp we spent looking through the quilt shops, meeting up with old and new friends.  Soaking in the atmosphere at the Quilt Camp. My friend and I spendt the first night at another hotel.  Easy food and a glass of rosè was perfect ending of this day.

Day Two

I had signed up for a class with lovely Jen Kingwell.  

Even though I feel like I am an expert on needleturn applique I got some new tips on how to do it.

A nice class today.  Relaxing and inspiring.

And this is the block I sewed during the class.  Its Jen's pattern from the book All in a Row Again.

My friend Elisabeth took a clas with Jen some years ago and today she showed Jen the how her quilt turne out.  Beautiful quilt.

And of course I had to get a photo of Jen and me :)

A really good day with lot of inspiration and laughter.  Now we have checked in at the Camp Hotel.  More days of fun is coming.

Day 3

Signed up for a class with beautiful Annie Downs.

Sewing "The little Things Pencilcase".  Tiny peaces in wool applique.  Not done wool applique  much so this was a class I learned good tecniques to get this nice.  The whole pencilcase is sewn together only by hand.

Day 4

As you can see there were a lot of ladies here.  Just imagine the noise when everybody talking and laughing together.

Finally I got some time to look at the exhibition. 

And YES......I did some shopping.

This was a wonderful long weekend filled with inspiration, joy, catching up with old friends and meeting new friends. Hope this event will take place again in some years.  I'll be there :)

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