Sunday, August 31, 2008

Progress on the mystery

I have only been working on my Old Tobacco Road mystery quilt today, and I am happy about the result so far. 116 4patches and 4 pinwheels. I also used the end when I did subcut for the 4patches, and cut these 1,5" wide, did sew them together and cut them to 2,5" blocks. Do not have a plan with them yet, but if I get a hole bunch, maybe I'll use them for a border or something, or a scrap Irish chain quilt. I've wanted to the Irish chain for a while, so maybe??
I think this mystery is so exciting to do, and I know I'll learn a lot about scrap quilts. I really like those, and I know I'll be doing a lot more later too. I know this mystery quilt is going to be a huge one, so maybe I'll get one of my own to throw on my bed? I hope so:-) I really like the way Bonnie makes the scrap quilts, and I honestly made all of my 4patches without a pin!! I used only my stiletto, and it worked great, just as long as I didn't speed the pieces through the machine. The pinwheels I did not take any chance with, so I did pin those:-) *lol*

Happy sewing to you all,


Friday, August 29, 2008

Old Tobacco Road Mystery quilt

I'm taking part of a mystery quilt:-) I started early this morning when i got the first part of Bonnie's Old Tobacco Road Mystery Quilt. I am so excited! This is fun!
Started cutting a hole bunch

of neutrals this morning, and in the evening I started cutting some of the other fabrics I think I will use to make the 4 patches. I'm not sure if I am gonna use them all, but the left overs will be used for other projects if they don't. Anyway, I will try to get this done without thinking too much about colors, because I really like the scrappy look in quilts like this:-) Maybe it's so much fun to do, that I will make an other one in different colors later? Who knows. I'm excited to see the next part of the mystery, and I think it will be released pretty soon:-)

Happy sewing,


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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Almost there....

The Advent table runner is almost finished. I finished piecing it today, and I am almost done with the quilting. Only the outer border that needs quilting now. I have to add the appliquéd hearts and the binding, and it's done:-) I don't have much fancy seems on my Bernina, so I just put some stars randomly as I quilted.
Then it's two more that waits to get finished. I am done piecing them, so I guess I'll be finished with them in the next few days.

The days go so fast, and it's soon weekend again. I hope to get time to sew some more in the weekend, and I am curious about the mystery quilt Bonnie is up to. She'll give the first instructions on Friday(tomorrow), and I think I'll take a part of the mystery this time. I have only been following all the other ladies doing the previous mysteries. We'll see...

Happy sewing:-)


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Disappearing 9patch

After having a weekend with some terrible headache (migraine) and no sewing, finally I could have some time with my sewing machine again yesterday :-)
I have seen several of the disappearing 9patch quilts on the web, and I have wanted to do one for so long. And I also wanted to make something not so big, to practice quilting on. I think I'll to try to make a babyquilt or something of the blocks, but we'll see. I have no idea yet, how this is going to be quilted, but maybe with some light pink thread?
I have only pieced the purple blocks in rows till now, for the advent table runners, but I will try to do some more with them today. This is a picture of the fabrics I've used. I really love them!

Just a picture of the quilt in red and neutrals. I have to buy more neutrals before I can do more with this. I have used almost all of my light prints on this and the "My blue heaven", so it's staying in the UFO-bin for so long...

On Saturday I received a message on my blog from Gail Pan, and I was thrilled!!! I went to her blog, like she asked me to, and I feel so lucky!! She did draw my name among the three lucky winners for her new pattern "Poppy's sewing set". You can see it here. I look so forward to get the pattern from her, because I really love it, especially the pincushion. It is sooo beautiful!
Cannot wait to get started on it! So this one is for you Gail:-)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Busy week...

Then it's back to business again. The kids are back on school again, and no more lazy days. But since it's the end of the week, it is so nice it's a couple of days off, before it's off to work/school again:-)

Been sewing a lot of blocks for a project from the magazine called Quiltemagasinet. It is a table runner for Advent. It's a pattern from AnnAKa
I just love her patterns, she is one of the most talented designers from Norway, that's for sure!
I'll post some pictures of it tomorrow, I guess I'll be able to piece it together then:-)
Happy sewing!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Project finished

Summer holidays are over, and we finally had some lovely sunny days, so I did not get much sewing done. But I finished a table runner I started on two years ago, and I am pretty satisfied with the result. I really love the blue and grey fabrics.
I hope to get some more sewing done again soon, and I hope to finish my "Blue heaven". Just a few more blocks now, and the top is soon done, ready to be quilted. Yeeha!

Happy sewing to you all!!!


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