Sunday, February 15, 2015

Learning how to machinequilt


This weekend my quiltgroup had invited Anne Janzon to give a class in how to machinequilt.  11 ladies registered for this class.  Not the best working space, but if you look closer you can see some of us placed three chairs upon eachother to get (almost) the right hight to sew.  We learned how important it it so have the right hight to work on.  Right now it feels very good with a heat pillow on my shoulder and neck.


A lot of demonstration and explaining how to do this.


It looked so easy when she did it !!!!


Some of my first attempt quilting circles and pebbles.  Most important was to learn how fast I can sew to get nice quilting. To find the right sound of the sewing machine.   And I experienced one important thing, no shoes on the pedal.


Very concentrated ladies. Only the sound of the sewingmachines was heard.


And finally over to the scary part.  Quilting feathers.


We had to draw a lot of feathers on paper first.


And them my poor attempt quilting feathers. It will take a lot of practice on many many sandwiches before I can do it on a quilt.  But it was so fun to join this class.


Anne had a lot of books about machine quilting and I have already orderer two of them to get more ideas.  But one thing I have experienced this weekend is that I have to practice, practice practice.  So perhaps one day I can be able to quilt like this:



Both these are quilted by our teacher Anne.  She had brought with her a lot of lovely quilting to show us.  Thank you Anne for a wonderful class.  I enjoyed it so much!!!

Saying for today:


Monday, February 02, 2015

Gondola to the top

Today i took a day off from work to assist my daughter while she was having a photo shoot.  And when all that was done, we went for a little trip to Hafjell ski resort.


We brought no skis with us.  In fact no one can pursuade me to put down hill skis on my feet!!!! But we took the Gondola up to the top,


A little bit scary, but a lot of laughter




And finally on the top !


Great wiew from the godola


So fun to finally have been at Hafjell.  Although with no skis on my feet.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Raspberry Parleour progress


Having prepped a lot of blocks for my Raspberry Parleour quilt, it has been easy just to grab a plasticbag and sit down and sew.


So far 16 blocks are done.  Still have a few more prepped, but I need to have a prepping day soon.

Saying for today:


January quilt meeting


Last thursday there was the first quilt meeting for 2015 in my quilt group.  This evening a Janome distributor visited us.  And they gave us some tips how to clean our sewing machines.


Always fun to meet the other quilt ladies again.

Show and tell:


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