Thursday, September 27, 2007

Quiltmeeting and a BIG surprise

Today was the september quiltmeeting at our local quiltgroup. The topic was japaneese inspiration. But first I got a BIG surprise.

When I arrived the quiltmeeting Laila (Jacobs Quilt) and Irene told be to follow them into a classroom and I was told to sit down. And then they gave me a package. I wondered if it was from them...............but no...........I had to guess.................and I had no idea who it was from. So I had to open it and read the card.

A beautiful card from my dear friend Nadine. She had remembered my birthday on sunday and had made a conspiracy with Laila. I guess they have mailed eachother having a lot of fun planning this LOL So Nadine had asked Laila to buy this book from her. Now I understand why Nadine have been so quiet these last days and why Laila have been so strange. I can't understand how Laila have been able to keep this a secret for several weeks. Thank you Nadine for this wonderful surprise
Looks like I'm crying on this photo, and that's almost true LOL
This book was perfect because the topic of this quiltmeeting was "How to use japaneese fabrics". A well known Norwegian quilter and designer Kristin Pollen had brought a lot of beautiful quilts to show us. I took a lot of photos and she permitted me to show them on my blog.
So lean back, enjoy and get inspired............






The angels above are from a pattern from Anni Downs, and it is fun to see it done in japaneese fabrics. I've started making my angels in romantic colours, but now I want to make it in japaneese fabrics..............LOL
She have used only japaneese fabrics in all these quilts. Not a singel "wannabe japaneese". So now I want desperately to cut into my japaneese. But rotarycutting is still not my "to do" right now. I have to find another way to use them ...................hmmmm............thinking...........
I have a lot more to show you, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.
Saying for today;
With joy on every birthday,
count your age by friends not years

13 comments:

Nadine said...

I'm so glad we could arrange this surprise for your birthday, and I know that this book will inspire you to make beautiful quilts... ENJOY... And : YESS it was VERY hard to keep that secret !

The quilts you're showing are just fantastic. And the quilter is VERY talented ! Can't wait meeting her by next February....

Big hugs & smiles to you (and to Laïla& Irene)

Linda said...

What beautiful quilts, I love the one with the stars and all the applique inside the stars. So different. What a lovely surprise from Nadine, I must have missed it so happy belated birthday May Brittt.

Rose Marie said...

Wonderful quilts, and those bags! Very happy belated birthday.

Tazzie said...

What a lovely surprise you had. I hope you have/had a wonderful birthday. The quilts are just lovely, thank you for sharing such pretty pictures.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Patti said...

Wonderful speaker, beautiful quilts, special birthday surprises and special friends. What more could you ask for on your birthday. I'm glad it was such a marvelous day for you.

I think I can start doing some hand stitching with short thread in my needle - I'm going to try in a day or two - but I'm sure it'll still be a LONG time before I can rotary cut or use my quilting machine.

Anne Ida said...

Happy belated birthday! The surprise from Nadine looks wonderful :o) So good they managed to keep it a surprise!

Kristin Pollen is such a tallented quilter, and those quilts in japaneese fabrics are fabulous! Lucky you to have been there and seen them! But thank you for sharing the pictures!

Your time for rotary cutting will come again :o) But not yet! I spent last night cutting more than 1500 pieces and my back and shoulders ache this morning in a way you don't want...

Have a great day! Hugs...

Anne Heidi said...

Happy belated Birthday! Such a lovely surprise from Nadine. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures, Kristin is so sweet and talented, you are so lucky to have her come once in a while.

de vliegende koe said...

Happy belated birthday May Britt. What a lovely gift from a dear friend! I love all the soft toned fabrics of the quilts.

The Calico Cat said...

WOW thanks for sharing. If I have to choose a favorite, it is the timbling blocks, but truth be told, I love them all!

Happy Belated Birthday.

picperfic said...

you have some very special friends MB.....I love surprises!

atet said...

What a lovely surprise and what beautiful quilts to look at!

Little Mysteries said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday. The quilts all look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, the photos are great.

Dawn said...

Oh happy birthday! (late - sorry). Those quilts made witht the japenese fabrics are to die for! Oh my gosh I so enjoyed seeing them. Those are so my colors!

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