Sunday, January 18, 2015

Snow and sewing


This weekend I have been together with 3 good friends at the cabin.  As you can see there was a lot of snow on the roof.  Strange weather with rain when we arrived and minus 17 C when we woke up this morning.  We have had a wonderful weekend with sewing from early morning to late night (early morning).


I brought my new project for handsewing.  I do not manage to just sit by the sewing machine all day long. I had already prepped some blocks and it was fun starting to sew on these blocks.


Sewed a few of these basket blocks.


And they are sew fun to sew.


But my main machine sewing project was blocks for my Phebe quilt.  I had prepped a lot of blocks so it was easy to start sewing.


And I sewed A LOT of these blocks.  So now I just have to prepare 11 more blocks to sew and I have the 80 blocks required for frame number six. Still very very much work do do on this quilt. 

But for some time now I have to just do hand sewing, because tomorrow or another day this week I have to bring my sewing machine to get a service.  It has got a noice that I do not like.  Hope it will be back home really soon.


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

I’m still here :)

I am not lost in my sewing room.  Just have been so busy these days in the new year.  A lot of projects at work, so it has been so good just to relax when I comes home.  Been reading blogs, but have not been a good blogger myself. And I have been terrible bad in not commenting on your blogs.  But for you who want to follow be on istagram I am there as abyquilt (of course)


Cold weather and snow storms made me pull this quilt out of the box.  Still a lot of handquilting to do on it, but I have to take it slooooooow.  Did too much handquilting one day and the next day my arm was not good.  So perhaps if I do just a couple of threads each day (now and then) it will be finished one day.  As you see one special guy have claimed this quilt for his.


Started to sew these cute basket blocks from Blacbird Designs blog.  You can find the pattern here if you want to make some too. They are so fun to sew.


I have also prepped some blocks for my Phebe quilt. So easy to just enter the sewingroom and sew a few blocks now and then.  I am a big fan of spending a whole day just prepping and put the parts into small plastic bags.


Progress on my Phebequilt. I have finished all four borders with needleturn.  And have sewed three of them to the center piece.  Doing mitered corners with needleturn applique.  Quick and easy way to do mitered corners.


Still have a lot of needlturn to do in the four corners.  Birds, more flowers and acorns.


And then this book came in my mailbox.  Hurray….a new project designed by Sue Daley.  I ordered this book and bought the fabric back in september at the Norwegian Quilt festival. Finally it came and I am looking forward to start sewing this quilt.


Will add some of my own fabrics to it.  And I have had a fun day prepping some blocks for it already.  Easy to bring in my purse when going away for a visit.


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