Monday, June 30, 2008

Festfin frøken

Finally I got the table runner for the wedding ready on Friday, and on Saturday we went to the wedding, to celebrate our friends big day. It was such a lovely ceremony in the church, and the rest of the day where such a beautiful event. The bride, my best friend, was like taken from a fairytale, she was just so beautiful!! The weather was fine, too:-)

The original table runner is called "Festfin frøken", and is from the book called "Quiltegleder", by Rie Norum and Hilde Krogh. I did some changes on it, and made it a bit smaller than the original.
I made the circles by hand, and quilted it with some simple lines, and a border at the end. Since I did not quilt in the middle of the circles, I did sew a button in the middle with some multicolored DMC thread in greys. I really like the result myself:-)
All of the fabrics are from my stash, so still stashbusting:-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Guess the last line, is the most true one:-)

What Laila Means

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

Monday, June 23, 2008


So it is midsummer, and here in Norway we use to celebrate it with friends and having a barbecue together. BUT it is raining so much, and the temperature is so low, I instead spend the night inside, sewing.
I planned to put in some pictures of my latest projects, but I'm having some trouble with that. The blog wouldn't work with me:-( I guess I'll have to try later... Anyone else having trouble uploading pictures on their blog?

This weekend I finished a wedding gift for our friends' wedding next weekend. I just hope they'll like it....

Check out this blog: Quilting by Darcie
Darcie is such a good quilter. I just love her work! Especially her freemotion quilt patterns!

I'll be back with some pictures later on, so see ya!

Some projects going on...

I have been a bit busy, but have been sewing now and then this month. This weekend I was home alone with my sewing machine, since my kids and their dad had a trip to their grandparents cabin a couple of hours away from here. I did stay home to finish the wedding gift for our friends wedding next weekend, but I also did get the time do some other sewing. I will blog "the gift" after next weekend:-)

But some of the other things I've done the last month:
Star in a star blocks. I just love the pattern:-) Had to try some different ones:-)
Some of you may know the block;-)

And Darcie, I did a lot of doodling like you advised me to, and this is the result:

I know I will be practicing a hole lot more on this free motion pattern, but it is definitely worth it, it is just so lovely!

I used only fabrics from my stash on the two hexagon quilts. The first one (not quilted/finished) is going to be a bed spread, the other one, a big table runner for my mum:-)

I did also get some progress on the Orion star quilt for my oldest boy. He did pick out some other fabrics than I did, and after a trip to Quiltegården, this is the result so far:

This is only three of the color combinations, there is three more to go:-)

Today I started on a quilt I know I will use some time on, but it is so lovely. It's a quilt over at Bonnie's webpage. She has so many lovely quilts and patterns. It is called My Blue Heaven. A quilt with just two blocks, a puss in the corner block and an hour glass star block. I love it!
Check it out on her page :

My plan is to use only fabrics from my stash. And I realized I had more blue fabrics after all...

Got to get back to the sewing machine:-) See ya!


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