Monday, April 20, 2009

A wonderful weekend.

Four quilters in a little cabin looks like this. People are laughing of us when I tell them I'm going at a cabintrip with sewingmachine, pyjamas and redwine. But they do not understand how fun we are having on these cabin trips. All the laughter, smiles, projects, threads, good food and happy moments. This is a lot of vitamin Q. And we quilters need a lot of vitamin Q.


Some where making a lot of bias.

I started on a new project.


And so did another of us.


Outdoors sorting fabrics for the project. It is strange how the colours of the fabric changes when you take them outdoors.
Lucky girl with all her bias.

And this is the new blocks I had to try out. I found this pattern and I knew I had to give it a try. I brought some of my japaneese taupe fabric. And they were so fun to make. Of course I had not enough fabric to make more blocks, so I will continue making more blocks at home.

But I finished quilting five place mats and sewed the binding on. Now I have to just sew the binding down.
I also did a lot of sewing on block 8 on the Joy of Life BOM, will show you later when I've done some more.

When do I get some time to read my newest book????
I feel the time is running faster and faster.
Saying for today:
For every minute spent in organizing,
an hour is earned.
(not in my sewingroom)


27 comments:

Inger said...

Det så jo ut til at du har fått gjort riktig så mye på på turen din. Det nye mønsteret så litt spennende ut. Skal se litt nærmere på det etterhvert. Ha ei riktig fin uke.

Anne Heidi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I really like your blocks, they are really neat! I just ordered the same book, can't wait til it gets here.
Klem.

Nancy in Norway said...

Looks like a great cabin trip. Your new project looks interesting. How is your J O L getting along?

Lise in Norway said...

Wow I say you have been working alot. Did you sleep at all? Love your stems and your new blocks.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Nadine said...

Looks like a funny, productive and creative weekend, indeed ;>)
LOVE that new pattern ! THANKS for the link...
One question : Why MACHINE making the bias ? Is that a special technique ? (or am I so naive???)
Or maybe these bias are NOT for binding a quilt, rather for appliqueing them on a special project ? Looks like there's some batting inside them ? Can you explain more ?

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Jo said...

I thought those blocks looked familiar! I just bought a kit made up from with that pattern - the fabrics are taupe look alikes.

Sounds like your retreat was wonderful,

Jo

Bec said...

Looks like a fabulous time! Glad you enjoyed it. Your placemats are looking great!
Bec xxx

2ne said...

Ser ut til at dere har hatt en kjempeflott helg og vært produktive. Ha en riktig fin uke.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Look at that table of fun, I love your blocks and the beautiful fabric you choose. Glad you girls had fun!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like my idea of a perfect weekend!! Love the new block pattern - they have been beautifully photographed.

Kristie said...

Oh, I am so jealous! :) Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time!

I saved the link to those blocks! I LOVE them! I think I may add them to my list of things I want to do! :)

Have a wonderful day!
Kristie

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I love to visit when I see quilters get together and post about it. All of us others can just wish were there. Lots of fun.
I relly like your saying for today and thought if it was OK, I'ld put that one on my blog, so when I look at it, I might organize something...
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Annelies said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun.
I also haven't had time to read Jennifers new book.

maisy and the boys said...

What a great weekend. Your blocks look really great. Hope you will find time to read your book.

Stina said...

I love your new blocks.. and they are gorgeous in Japanese fabrics..:o)
And wonderful wonderful time spent with friends... so much Vitamin Q!!!

Helena said...

I´m not laughing, a sewing machine, pyjamas and red wine must be a perfect combination. Seems like a wonderful weekend and lots of wonderful projects.....

Sissel H.S said...

En virkelig produktiv tur :-)
Likte dine nye blokker kjempe godt :-)
De kommer på lista over ting som en gang skal prøves.

Sissel

Lappestua said...

Å, så hærlig dere har det! Blir pittelitt misunnelig...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like lots of fun May Britt, your new project looks great, will pop over and print that one out, very nice placemats.

Doina Muresan said...

I like your work!

Chookyblue...... said...

that table sure looked like it was packed with sewing machines ready for action...........

Anne Ida said...

Looks like you had a wonderful and busy weekend! Your blocks look wonderful - a really pretty pattern, and this quilt will be so great in those soft japanese fabrics!

Happy to see you finished the quilting and got the binding attached to your place mats - they look fab!

I'm in the middle of the first chapter of The Lost Quilter :o) Hope you get started on your copy of it soon.

Hugs and stitches from me
xxx

Sandra said...

What a lovely weekend, and your blocks look so interesting!

whitey said...

That is what everybody needs is a Quilt cabin to go to. That would be my dream put up a little cabin in the back yard and be able to create.

Judith Tetley said...

Oh that looked like a fun time May and your placemats are just lovely. Hold onto the Vitamin Q feeling!
Blessings
Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot.com

~Marica~ said...

Ni verkar också ha varit flitiga på ern syträff..Det blir fint ditt nya projekt...
Lycka till!

Marica

http://englating.wordpress.com

Shasta said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the retreat! Thanks for the pattern link - it is a beautiful quilt - another one to add to the list of quilts I want to make. I just finished reading Lost Quilter - it goes back to the historical aspects of the older books, which I enjoyed.

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