Sunday, August 31, 2014

August quilt meeting

Summer vacation is over and last thursday there was a quilt meeting in my local guild.


Bjørg is explaining the mystery project she has been designing for us.


And this is the first part we are sewing.


This evening I was basting three quilts.  Two for our lottery and one that is going to be given away.


And some where sewing on the lottery quilts.

Then there was Show and Tell.  Enjoy some inspiration.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekend with friends

This weekend I’ve been with quilting friends at a cabin.  Only four of us this time, but we had a lot of fun and got a lot of sewing done.


I was working on a new bag (Anni Downs design)


And hand quilting on my snowman quilt.


The rain was pouring down, so it was great having a lot of sewing with me.  This time I actually had manage not to bring A LOT of projects.


Only the bag as my sewing machine project.  So when I have done all that I could do at the moment (of course I had forgotten to bring the magnetic closure and buttons) I had no more machine sewing to do.  And another whole day……. of course I could hand quilt my snowmen, or make some more star blocks.  But I started to make a little purse to go with my bag.


I also took time to prep this EPP project.  Easy to bring with me.


When I came home today I finished the bag.  This is the front


And the back.


And this is the little purse I made.  Nice to keep a little handsewing project in my bag.


And here is my new bag and purse.  Fun to have something new when going to the big quilt festival at Gardermoen in a few weeks.

Saying for today:


Monday, August 18, 2014

Snowmen in august


Hope snow and winter stays away for a long long time.  I am not ready for that kind of weather.  Hoping we get a long and beautiful autumn first.  But in my sewing room I am preparing for winter and Christmas.  Basting this snow man quilt out on the porch.  The pillow box is very useful for many things.


Decided to do some machin quilting in the ditch.


But for the outher border I want to hand quilt this cable border.  This one has always been one of my favorite quilting stencils.  Perhaps doing some quilting in the small white border too.  Have to see if I have a small stencil to quilt there.  I have plenty of quilt stencils to choose from.


Ready to do some relaxing hand quilting now.

Saying for today:


Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy dancing!


This weekend I started to machine quilt.  Just doing it the simple way following the lines in the star.  Started to sew down the binding yesterday.


And today I finished the binding.  Really love the look of this quilt. And it was so fun making it. It is made mostly from the fabric I bought in Shipshewana last november, so it has a lot of good memories.  If anyone wonder the pattern is from this book.

Saying for today:


Thursday, August 07, 2014



Found some fabrics that gsewed together the backing for this quilt.  And I had enough cotton batting for it.


So I brought my glue to the kantina at work and glue basted it.  Ready to do some quilting this weekend.

Saying for today:


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