Monday, June 8, 2009

A finish :o)

Yesterday i finished the table runner I've been working on for some days now. I didn't get time to post it then, but finally... a finish again!
I love these fabrics so much, and I've already planned some more with them ;o)

I've made a similar one earlier, but that is so long ago! It was quite a treasure hunt to find these fabrics, I can tell you. It started when I found the first pieces at Quiltegården more than 4 years ago. I also bought the book "True Friends" by Art to Heart, and I fell in love with them right away. But to sad to say, they where nowhere to be found, they where sold out! Typical me, to fall in love with an old line of fabric...
I started searching Google. I don't know how many hours, and how many months I searched, but i finally found them. In so many different places! I got in touch with a lovely lady, Bobbie, and she helped me to get in touch with a store that didn't have an internet connection, but had some of the fabrics in stock. So I got some of the ones I wanted. I also got some great help from Elisabeth at Lapp-Elisa in Sweden, and bought most of the blue and green fabrics from her quilt shop. Of corse I bought several yards of those I could, and I am now happily using them in quilts and stuff as I like. The one fabric I liked the most, the blue one with the tiny flowers, I couldn't find
anywhere, and I had just a little piece of it, which I got from Siw at Quiltegården. But a while ago I got it from Mona. She saw the "WANTED" add on my blog, and sent me an e-mail. Thanks again Mona:o) She had two 30 cm (about 1/4 yard) pieces for me, so we traded fabrics :o) And I also got one from Hanne, one of my "classmates" here in Trondheim, so now I can finish the quilt I started in 2007, wich is almost finished:o) Just have to add a couple of rows around to get it big enough. I'm not going to do that soon, because I have planned to finish some other things first, there will be a time for that one too :o)
This is so typical me, not giving up until I've tried to find what I'm looking for. I bet you can relate to this too:o) Once you've got some special things on your mind, you just can't forget it, and try your best to get it:o) It's worse than itching sometimes!!! LOL! But the satisfaction when it gets real, and the fun... It's definetely worth it! But I guess this is some of the reasons the words "crazy" and "addicted" is in our vocabulary...?
But I'm one happy crazy fabric addict!!! :o)

Happy sewing,
Laila



13 comments:

Mona said...

Denne ble lekker. Helt enig i at stoffene er fine. Falt pladask for det mørke lilla jeg da. Har tenkt på å sy noen blokker av Leannes House. Skal ha det på veggen i gangen + gardinkappe på en dør. Har sett det laget i lilla og grønt. Bærre lekkert. Det store teppet ditt er også flott. Vi må ha noen UFOer.

Mona

Yvette said...

I have been watching you make this. I just LOVE it. The quilting you did really finished it off nicely.

Mosbøjenta said...

Virkelig en lekker løper dette! :-)

sjoko said...

Det ble en super koselig sommerløper. Jeg skjønner godt du liker stoffene! Er det de samme som er brukt i bakgrunnsbildet til din blogg????

2ne said...

Nydelig løper i lekre farger :-)

Sherri said...

Your table runner is absolutely beautiful!

Guute said...

It's gorgous! I like it veeeeerrrrryyyyy much!!!

LeKaQuilt said...

Kjempe lekker sommer duk!

Sølvi's blog said...

Syskrinet på Heimdal - sjekka du der? Inger bruker å ha alle nancy-halvorsenbøkene med stoffer til..... Uansett - duken din ble kjempefin

Anne said...

Nydelig ble den :) Og fornøyelig fortelling om kampen for å finne de stoffene du bare må ha.... addiction er nok en veldig god beskrivelse!

binni said...

Nydeli må æ si. Håpe aillt e bra me dæ. Ha en fin kvell å ei go hælg.

Handmade by Mai said...

You made in a few days!!!!??? It would take me a few weeks. It's really nice. What a nice ladies to help to find the fabric you were looking for.

Karen said...

Pretty table runner!

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