Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pyjamas and quilting.

Sunday morning I packed my bags, sewingmachine and chocolate in the car and drove up to my friend Irenes cabin. My boyfriend asked if I were moving. He thought I had packed too many bags LOL But when you are going away for several days just sewing, you have to have enough projects with you (read: too many projects).

We did not only sew these days. Had to get some fresh air too. As you see we recently got some snow and the air was fresh and cold. So nice to go for a little walk with the dog.

Look how beautiful the nature is when it is covered with snow.
After a long walk it was nice to come inside and sit by the fire.

It's no water in the cabin and we had to go and get it in a well.

But the cabin had electricity so we had brought our sewingmachines and a lot of flannel fabrics which we intended to sew a slumber quilt of. We had already rotarycut all the fabric so everything was ready to sew.

Not so much working space so we had to use the beds to plan the hexagons.
Here is Irene working on her quilt

and here is my hexagons.

We have used the Sara Nephew Clearview Triangle to cut the pieces for this hexagons. And we sew the pices together row by row. It was fast and fun to sew it. I was thinking a little about showing how we did this as a tutorial. Do anyone want me to do that??This is how far we manage to sew this slumberquilt. I think I want to add a few more rows, but we had no more fabric at the cabin. Every piece we had was used. The colours on this photo is sooooo bad, but you can see the colours in another photo above. Have not decided yet what colour to have around the quilt, but I'm thinking about a green florish or perhaps the dark red one...........or perhaps both.


I always bring a little project we can do together. This time it was a little wool etui. The pattern was in the nov/dec issue of Quiltmaker. I had no "real" felted wool but this was a ok substitute. We started almost at midnight when we had decided to go to sleep. I seem to have a habit starting on new projects when I'm supposed to go to sleep (I guess you have read that in a previous post too LOL) But this one was a fun and fast project to make.

And here is mine (to the right) and Irenes (to the left) .

And this is how they look unfolded

And this is how they look inside.

We had some great sewingdays together. Staying up late sewing and playing cards games. Some redwine in front of the fireplace. Waking up in the morning and more sewing in our pyjamas. The pyjamas stayed on long time, but we changed to dinner LOL
Saying for today:
A friend is someone you can trade
secrets with and never worry.

38 comments:

Lillian said...

Hi May. I'd like to see a tutorial. I love hexagon quilts.

Nadine said...

WONDERFUL ! Thanks for the nice pictures and projects, my friend !
Pyjama sewing party, AND in a log cabin, AND under the snow, AND a good fire + a glass of wine !!! What else could you ask for ?

Note : when seeing your warm equipment (thick trousers, etc...) I'm wondering what I'll be wearing in January ??? Bear fur ?? LOL)

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Vicki W said...

What fun and what a beautiful place!

Katherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend time with a friend! Such beautiful photos and projects. Inspiring!

Elin said...

Very funny! You had a great time, and wonderful weather. And tutorials, yes please, I never get enough of them!
And I've received your Angel Pattern from Lille Stasjon. Very nice!
How can we see all your patterns?

Bloom said...

It is so amazing to see all the snow when for us in Australia, it is all dust & heat! The hexagon quilt looks wonderful - would love to see a tutorial! And the wool etui is very sweet. Sounds like a very productive & fun few days.

Karen said...

Ah, the snow looks pretty. What a wonderful retreat and love the etuis.

Guðrún said...

I would love to see a tutorial... What did you use instead of the wool for the etuis?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love a tutorial...as we start to heat up I am fascinated by you in a cabin in the snow drawing your water from the well...and midnight is a great time to start a project!! Tracey

Charlene said...

Friendship, projects, and beautiful environment makes a fun getaway! Looks like you enjoyed it a lot - thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

A tutorial would be great! Thanks for offering. Your quilt looks very cozy.

atet said...

I would love to see a tutorial for making that lovely quilt! What a fun weekend and wonderful projects!

Susan said...

The tutorial would be great. I love the way they turned out. The retreat with the two of you looks just wonderful. Some cold snow, followed by the warm fire - just perfect! How interesting that the cabin has electricity but the water is outside. I'm such a spoiled baby, I'd make Paul run a pipe and put a pump inside the house. =)

Sonnja said...

Wow snow beautiful photos and a beautiful Quilt!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands
Beertje Zonn

Nancy in Norway said...

What a nice sewing retreat! You have worked on nice projects too. Did you finish the hole top of hexagons?

Leanne said...

Oh wow snow how fantastic - Have fun sewing.

Foothills Fabric & Threads said...

Hello May Britt, This is the first time that I've left a comment. I have been following your blog for a while now. It was great to keep up with all of the news when Leanne was in Norway. All that snow just looks great. I wish that we had snow here in Melbourne. Such perfect sewing weather. ciao Sandra

Darlene said...

I'd love to see a tutorial, please!

The etui is beautiful.

What a delightful time you and your friend had. Blissful.

May Kristin said...

You had a wonderful week-end, I can see! Looking forward to see your quilt finished!

Katie said...

A tutorial would be wonderful. I've never heard anyone say hexagons were easy before. I'd love to see how you do it!

teodo said...

Wonderful pics, wonderful days and wonderful project.

ciao ciao

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Hanne said...

Lovely projects May Britt :-)
Enjoying days with sewing and friendship is lovely.

Marica said...

Hi,
What a wonderful time you and your friend got. Love to see a tutorial on the quilt. Thanks for your visit in my blogg last day :)
hugs
Marica

Mary Ann said...

May Britt, what a fun time you must have had!!! The snow looks wonderful...the landscape is very familiar...much like my native Canada! Now I'm homesick!!!! LOL!!! I just saw that etui in the Quiltmaker mag...you both did a great job of making it! I have put it on my TO DO list!! Cheers! Mary Ann in Denmark

Beth said...

Hi May!
My country is so different right now! We are almost in summer and our winter is very warm! Beautiful place and beautiful quilts!
Hugs from Brasil...

Yvonne said...

You always have such fun times...you're so nice to take us with you. :) Love the projects and the snow.

Patti said...

What a wonderful sewing time you had together! In my mind the snow, fireplace and pajamas make it especially perfect LOL! Sewing with friends is just the best, isn't it.

Perry said...

Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. From the looks of the pictures you had a great time. Ingeneous way to carry the water back from the well. Your projects looked like fun too.

Grazia said...

It's nice and unusual to me seeing so much snow!!!!!
Your hexagon project is lovely, I'm waiting for the tutorial....
Kisses
Grazia

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

How lovely May Britt! What a beautiful place, and the snow... I suppose you are used to it, but we don't get snow at all. I miss it - I have seen it a few times in my life.

Libby said...

What a fun time you must have had *s*

Sweet P said...

Pyjamas, snow, a fire and sewing with a friend. What more could a woman want? Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Kim said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! The weather looks like it's getting ready for Christmas!

Rose said...

Nothing like quilting in ur pyjamas!!! Fun!!!

Carole said...

Lovely retreat! The etui is sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Suze said...

You make the most amazing things and introduce me to so many new ideas.

Rose Marie said...

I've never seen hexagons sewn together this way, but what a great time saving method.

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