Sunday, November 16, 2008

A creative weekend

Today Bjørg (no blogger) and I had our second meeting in our sewing together BOM project. We are working on the blocks in Rosalie Quinlands BOM "Joy of Life". We prepared block number one this time. Bjørg have already placed the applique pieces on her block, but I had to upick my block because I had sewed some pieces wrong together. Luckily Bjørg discovered it before I had started on my applique. I manage to put all the parts on my block to before I went home, so tonight I will needle turn applique on this block.
And what was laying on her floor when I came into her livingroom. Bjørg have finished quilting her Angel Story Book quilt............grpmhhhh........she just have to sew on the binding. So I guess she will finish it before deadline des 31th. I still have to baste and quilt mine.

Here are the two first blocks Bjørg and I have made. She is making hers i blue and I am making mine in red/pink. We started with block number five (the middle block). As you see I still have to applique the leafs on mine. I got a bit behind in making this block because I had problems finding the perfect fabric for the small hearts.

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Reacently I won a giveway on Gail Pans blog. I love this pattern and will work on it as my christmas project. Gail also had added some chocolate in the package.......... Yes I know ....one of them is already opened and it tasted sooooooo good LOL. Thank you Gail :)

Yesterday my order on batting arrived. This is the batting I use behind my stitcheries and I have ordered it from Northern Quilts. If anyone of you norwegian want to buy similar it is the one she is calling "Dukvatt tynn" (tidligere Padloft). I highly recomend it.

Laila have reacently been in Trondheim and visited Quiltegården. And she brought back home with her some books I had ordered. The new book of Annie Downs and a the new book from Bareroots. I looooooooooove both these books. Sadly neither of these two books came with extra hours a day to make all I want.


Saying for today:


28 comments:

Laila said...

Hi. No wonder you looed twice on Bjørg's floor... I knew her quilt was almost done. Oh it is sooooo great. Can't wait untill I can see yours too... :-)
Your blocks are realy nice.. I think your quilt will be too.
Love to see all you make from the books..... Somtimes.. LOL

Carol said...

I would like more info on the batting from Northern Quilts. Is it available in the US or what is the price from Northern Quilts in US dollars?

Stina said...

Oh ...OHHHHH...oh...this is absolutely fantastic... finished with the quilting...give Bjorg a HUG!!!And your RQ blocks... could you please say to me to hurry on mine... and yours are lovely...
And the books...these are a must have!!!Of to some shopping here...:o)

Nancy in Norway said...

Your Joy of Life blocks looks really good! Love your saying of the day SMILE

Jeanne said...

I love the Joy of Life blocks. It's always neat to see the same pattern in different colors. Bjorg's Angel Quilt is amazing, too.

Nadine said...

I LOVE that "Joy of Life" quilt pattern. I have often had my fingers ready to click on the "order" button, heehee). Both yours and Bjög 's quilts will be GREAT !
Please, congratulate her for me : her angels quilt is so beautiful :>)
And lastly, your two last books are looking sooo lovely. STOP tempting me ! LOL LOL

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

XOXOXOXOXO

Sherri said...

Your applique' block is lovely...I love the colors!

Guðrún said...

It would be great if we could buy books with extra hours to make the projects. Your blocks are great, both red and blue :)

Lise in Norway said...

You must congrats Bjørg from me. What a lovely quilt. I hurry to make mine finished too :-)
Love your beautiful blocks They are awsome. Love your color choice...

Think I have to sew tomorrow. You are so inspiring Thanks for sheering.....

yellowfarmhouse said...

I love those applique blocks. So much fun to see the same block in a different color way. I also love your quote for the day. I put that in a letter to our son when he graduated from high school. It's one of my favorites.

Hugs - karen

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey May Britt! WOW! Bjorg has done a wonderful job on her Angel quilt! And both your applique blocks look great - will be so interesting to see the finished quilts in the different colours! Happy stitching - Bear Hugs! KRIS

Linda said...

Bjorg's quilt looks beautiful. Oh dear I certainly won't meet the deadline, only have a few blocks stitched. Love your applique blocks.

Mary said...

I also would love more information about the batting. What is it's weight and fiber content. I love the look it igives your stitchery.

I have tried light interfacing, but don't like stitching through it.

you applique block is great

Sølvi said...

Ser ut som dere har hatt en koselig weekend. Du får hilse Bjørd og si at det blir en nydelig quilt, flott quilting også.

Quilt Hollow said...

your little blocks are simply adorable!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What is different with that batting from what we have here May Britt? It looks interesting.
I love your BOM block. How pretty. You two had a very productive time together.

meggie said...

Your quilting is so lovely.
hugsxx

Carrie P. said...

I love the applique blocks. They are both beautiful.

Litamora's Patchwork and Quilting said...

Så koslig dere har hatt det i helga da:O) Blokkene deres ble megafine! Gleder meg til å se mer;-)
Jeg hadde det så arti på kurs med Hanne i helga. Storkosa meg virkelig, og sitter igjen med masse inspirasjon og ideêr... Bare tid som mangler nå...
Stoooor klem,

quiltmom said...

May Britt,
Lovely blocks that you and BJorg are making- both the pink and the blue are pretty.

I loved your saying for the day- It hangs in my classroom to remind both my teaching assistants and I that we want the kids to be the best they can be.

Happy Quilting,
Anna

Little Green Doll said...

Wow! your blocks are really nice!! Congratulations to both of you!!

Karen said...

I just love the angel quilt. So primitive country. Can't wait to see yours too.

Karen in IN
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

I LOVE your 5th block - the pink hearts! It is beautiful! I can only imagine what your full quilt top will look like!! And if you find more hours in the day for stitching - be sure to let me know - I'm looking for them too!
Hugs,
Laurie in Maine USA

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hi May Britt! I"m glad to see you are doing well! Work got the best of me this summer and fall! I'm just now trying to catch up. Please tell Bjørg I absolutely love her Angel Story Quilt! And I love your first blocks for your BOM!

Gracie said...

I love your Joy of Life blocks. You work is always so beautiful to see.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your first blocks are just gorgeous May Britt and as for Bjorgs Angels Story how beautiful is it......please pass my congtualations on to her.

Kathie said...

Love the two blocks, nice to see them done in different fabrics.
Lucky you , seems you have won a lot of giveaways lately, isn't that the best mail????

Anne Ida said...

Bjørg's Angels Story quilt turned out fabulous! Love the calm colours, and the way she quilted it is very effective. You'll get there with yours as well! ...and someday I'll hopefully finsih mine...!

Your RQ blocks look great! This will be a couple of gorgeous quilts!

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