Monday, June 23, 2008

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!


Darcie said...

See! Look at you go!!! It's just like dancing, isn't it! You just move to your heart's content! I'm so proud of're a quick study, Laila! WELL DONE!!! And the more that you "doodle"...the more comfortable you will be. Good for you! ;-)

May Britt said...

your star in a star blocks are cute. They are so fun to make, and I know I have some from the workshop laying in my sewingroom somewhere LOL
How did you manage to do the lovely freemotion quilting on the hexagons. It's beautiful. Did you do it with an ordinary sewingmachine??? You have to come down to elverum and teach me :)

Sølvis blog said...

Å du hildrane du! Tror du snart kan betegne deg som proff quilter, og begynne å ta i mot arbeider fra andre. Den doodlinga var kjempeflott!

annemariesquilt said...

Tusen takk at du besøkte bloggen min med gode råd..
Jeg har også funnet stoff på nett som jeg har lett etter andre steder.
Må bare få sagt at quiltinga de på åttekantene er bare helt nyderlig!
Hvordan får du det til?

Unknown said...

Wow! Your machine quilting is absolutely wonderful! I love blue quilts, so I will have to go over to Bonnie's and check it out. Thanks for visiting my blog and adding me to your favorites list!


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