Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A finished WISP

I've finished my third WISP :) At last my Friendship Basket (pattern from Leanne Beasley) is hanging on my wall. I started it on my class with Leanne in october last year. I really love how it turned out. As you see I have stitched sayings on the borders around the basket. And that's because I just love sayings :)
I'm supposed to just using from my stash this year. But monday I went together with a friend to visit Merete who has a longarm quilter. My friend wanted to get a big top quilted on this machine. And Merete had also fabric for sale in her studio. So did I manage to close my eyes and not buy anything.
Nope........these five japaneese fabrics jumped down in my bag. They screamed that they would love to come home with me. And of course I could not refuse that. Nadine and I is taking a quiltclass this weekend and we needed more japaneese fabrics for it.
Yesterday I had to go to the shop and buy a new iron. I do not dare to use the old one more. Three times have it made a short circuit of the power in my house. Imagine me ironing and suddenly.....pooof.....the house is completely in dark. Where is the flashlight???? Or the matches??? I have learned my lesson now and have placed the flashlight on a place where I easily can find it LOL
Do you have a ruler you never used???? Many years ago I bought the square in a square ruler. I was taking a class where we should learn how to use it, but that class was a disaster and I never learned it. So it have been laying in one drawer in my sewingroom. But yesterday me and some other friends met at the quiltshop with our rulers. And look......I made this star in a star. It was so easy to do using the ruler :) So I guess I will try using the ruler more now. I plan to make a quilt with star in a star blocks.

The "January finish it up month" challenge is soon over. And I've got reports from a lot of ladies who have finished many WISPs. The one that finish most WISPs will get a prize from me. And I will draw one extra prize for just one that have participated in my challenge. So what I want you ladies that joined this challenge to post me a final report. How many WISPs did you finish in january????
Since my last post these ladies have finished some WISPs:

Eileen have finished five WISPs now.

Sølvi have finished a beautiful quilt

Kerry have finished a tablerunner

Maria Elena have finished a beautiful quilt.

Inger have made a cute knittingbag out a stitchery with frogs :)

Yvonne have finished 3 more WISPs.

Christine have now finished a beautiful flannel throw and a christmas pillow.

Juliann have finished a georgius stitchery

Keslyn have finished Ruths quilt from Leannes book Living the dream

Elin have now finished another tablerunner


Saying for today:


PS: Tomorrow I'm meeting Nadine at the airport. I guess she is busy packing her suitcase now LOL

26 comments:

Tiriltunge said...

"Frendship Basket" ble utrolig flott. Virkelig et skue for øyet. Kombinasjonen med stitchery og lappeteknikk er min store favoritt. Ha ei fin uke. Kommer med sluttrapport i morgen.

julieQ said...

I too have a square in a square ruler. Never used it!! Your block turned out so well.

Julie

Annie said...

Congratulations on a finished project. I put the last stitch into a quilt this evening and only have the label to put on. Very pleased with myself.

Anni said...

Flot lille vægtæppe du har syet færdig, og fine japanske stoffer du købte, hvem kan lade være med at købe stof når der er mulighed for det, det er da for svært at modstå.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your wall hanging is very cute...

Anne Ida said...

Congratulations on finishing your Friendship Basket! It looks great in the picture, and I guess even greate close up :o)

I don't think anyone blames the japanese fabrics for wanting to come home with you *lol* They are excuisite!

Sounds like you really needed that new iron! Let me know how you like it once you've used it for a bit? - I have some Xmas money for a new iron, and am not quite sure what to get...

Wohoo! Nadine is coming tomorrow!! Oh you gals are going to have so much fun over the weekend!!! I'm hitching a ride with Hanne on Tuesday :o) See ya!!! Hugs...

Nadine said...

YESSSS I AM ! ! ! ! :>)

Square in a square ruler: OK another lesson you'll have to teach me... (among soooo many others!)

Your friendship basket is sooo beautiful;;to think that I'll see it in real tomorrow ! WAOOOOOW

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Jeanne said...

Your Friendship Basket is beautiful and I love the Japanese fabrics that jumped into your bag. Have a fun time with Nadine!

Gerry said...

Very nice block, May. And you make me laugh with the fabric jumping into your bag!

de vliegende koe said...

Have a wonderful time with Nadine! You will have so much fun! Well about the WISP’s... one was finished, one almost and all the rest had to be postponed due to other obligations. I will start all over again next week! Thanks for organizing the challenge!

Yvonne said...

I love your Friendship Basket. :) I have one of those rulers in my drawer too...lol
I'm looking forward to hearing all about your visit with Nadine.

Carole said...

Jumped in your bag hey?!?! LOL I just love that Friendship basket quilt! That turned out so sweet! I guess I'm not doing too well for the challenge! But at least I'm getting some tops sewn together! Keep well!

Wendy said...

That's a beautiful friendship basket, I love the saying around it. Fabric has a way of talking it's way in my bag too.

You better get that old iron out of the house so you don't use it again.

Have a good time with Nadine.

Cheryl said...

Your Friendship Basket is beautiful and the sayings you have selected are just perfect and good thoughts to keep in mind! I also have that ruler that I bought a long time ago and have never tried it. I'll have to give it a go!

VERO said...

Aby !! There is something for you in my blog , hugs Vero .

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Fantastisk søt Friendship Basket! Lukke til med besøket i morgon. Kanskje du tek ein "tutorial" på den linjalen ein gong du har høve?

Stina said...

Just wonderful!!! You did a great job...have a nice time with Nadine and sew a lot!!!

Colleen Eskridge almost formerly of South Africa said...

YOur friendship basket is so pretty. Love that you were able to use the square in square ruler. I am trying to finish two more projects this month...better get busy. tomorrow's my last day. Colleen packing in Africa

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute little wall hanging -- I just love the happy flowers. Great job!

Guðrún said...

This star block is beautiful. I guess you will be pretty busy the next days, I hope you and Nadine will have a lot of fun.

Libby said...

You girls have tons of fun . . . be sure to take lots of pictures.

Christine said...

Love your friendship basket quilt -the sayings in the borders are a very nice touch. Cool iron. Love those Japanese fabrics - see why you had to take them home.

Nancy Anne said...

Mae Britt - I cannot wait to see what you do with those luscious Japanese fabrics. Please be sure to post - soon! (The pressure is on for you!!)

Hanne said...

Well done on your Friendship Basket :-)

My total WISP count for January is 2, and I think I will continue doing the WISPs in February too.
I hope to finish a toiletry purse before Tuesday.
Thanks for the WISP push!

Have fun at your class!

Moorea said...

The Friendship basket is beautiful. I love it when such a personal touch is added. Your embroidery is beautiful.
I finished 2 WISP. The Hawaiian quilt/wallhanging and the Cars quilt.
Thank you so much for challenging me- I would not have gotten these projects done without it.

Patti said...

Your "Friendship Basket" is just lovely! I'm sure it looks beautiful hanging on your wall.

I finished a total of 5 WISP's. Once I saw the totals of some of the others - and realized I'd never catch up - I shifted to sewing all the tops from the Crumb Chaos blocks. Doing that was more important to me that finishing another WISP in January. I was so very tired of seeing all those blocks sitting in their basket. It felt so good to get all of them into tops!

I do thank you for the challenge. I'm sure I never would have finished 5 of the WISP's in January without it. You can see the report of my finishes on the sidebar of my blog under my 2008 goals.

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