Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring is in the air

It has been a wonderful weekend.  For the first time this year I have been able to sit out on the porch.  Really warm temperature in the sun.


So I have been stitching several hours out in the sun


And today I have been prepping log cabin blocks for my trip to the cabin next weekend.

Feels wonderful to sit out on the porch and feel the sun.

Saying for today:


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Never a dull moment in my quilt corner


This weekend I have had focus on my Aunt Sarahs’s quilt. 


Finished all the hexagon rows.


The appliqued center piece was already done.
Did a lot of this applique while being in Shipshewana last november.


Then I glued the hexagon onto the center piece.  Luckily I had cut the center piece a lot larger than the original size, because now it was barely enough seam allowance.  You all have to remember that when there is a lot of needleturn applique the size will always shrink.


All glued down


and ready to ble appliqued down.


I also finished quilting An Angel Story quilt this weekend.
Hey…..who’s hiding here……


Rusken of course. 


Ready to put the binding on as soon as Rusken let me have this quilt back.


Bjørg (no blogger) and I have been basting several quilts today.


We are so lucky we can use the big tables at the cantina at work.  But even then we have to climb up on the table to baste these big quilts.  This is Bjørgs beautiful Lancaster Quilt (design Sue Daley).  She is going to hand quilt this one.


Then we basted her Mrs Hartigans Stash (also a Sue Daley design). 


This is my Mrs Hartigans Stash quilt.  This one we glue basted because I am going to machine quilt it.


This one is also Bjørgs quilt.  Love the look of it.  This was a BOM from Lappemakeriet.

Now I have some binding to sew down and some needleturn to applique down.  Never a dull moment in my quilt corner.

Saying for today:


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How nice of you mom…..


to leave your bag at the floor so I can sleep in it……


and to leave your new quilt on the table, it is so much better to sleep on it than in my basket.

Saying for today:


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Angel story quilt progress


Today I pulled out An Angel Story quilt. The book was published in 2004, and I think I started to sew it at that time.  Then it has been “forgotten” for ten years.  It is time to get it finished now because in May I have joined a class with Annie Downs.  It had been fun to have this quilt finished by that time and bring it to show her.  Just had to add the outher border.


Then I took it with me to the cantina at work to baste it.  So lucky that I can use the big tables there. Makes it more easy to baste.


When I basted it I recognized a lot of OLD fabrics.  Guess that I would have chosen different fabrics if I was going to sew it now.  But I really love the look of this one too. 


Back home I started to machine quilt it.  Hope to do it little by little, in between some hand stitching.  Because machine quilting is a little bit rough on my neck.


Rusken is helping me with this quilt. He is trying to steal the Pinmoors I have used to baste this quilt. 

Saying for today:


Sunday, March 09, 2014

A lot of sewing


Between shopping and some long walks in the sun I have been very busy this weekend.


My plan was to finish the top of Mrs Hartigan’s stash quilt (design Sue Daley)


And I did it.  I am so happy dancing right now.  But there is still more work left on this quilt.  Basting and quilting.  My goal is to have the binding on until september when I meet Sue again.


The quilt inspector have already checked out this quilt properly.


And claimed it for his quilt already.

Saying for today:


Saturday, March 01, 2014

Show and tell from february quilt meeting

Some photos from thursdays show and tell in my quilt group.  Always a lot of nice things there.  Enjoy the photos:


Related Posts with Thumbnails