Sunday, October 18, 2009

What I've been doing this weekend

I couldn't stay away from my sewing room today either, so I started this little pouch. A friend gave me the pattern a long time ago, and I have been looking at it several times, and now was the right time to try making this :o) Learned some tricks from Gail and Leanne while they where here in Trondheim, so needleturn appliquè is now one of my favorites :o)

I'm not using any frame for the hand quilting, but I made a couple of long stitches with the sewing maschine across the piece, and locked the edges with seams too. It's such a small piece to quilt, and I don't have any frame small enough. But still I think it's so fun to do practise some hand quilting again. It's been a while since I did that ;o)

I've also been knitting a little bit lately, and I finished a pair of socks. They are small (size 4-5 yrs), and really fast to finish:o) I like that, to finsih something quick between the other projects, that is so time consuming. I bought the yarn a couple of weeks ago, and I love it. It's beautiful colors, but also great to knit with. It's wool blended with some Nylon, and that will make the socks last bit longer. I did also buy some other color variations, and you'll get to see them in a while :o)

forgot to show a picture of the table runner I finished a while ago. I'ts from a pattern in Quiltemagasinet, and annAKa is the designer of the pattern. It took some time to finish the binding, but another finish:o)

Happy sewing,


Mona said...

Så søt hun ble. Er ikke så veldig begeistret for håndsøm. Får det ikke så pent til synes jeg. Flott adventsløper og toalettmappe. Sokker er greit å ha nå når vi går vinteren i møte. Ha en fin uke. Klem Mona.

Dolores said...

That's what I like to do too - make and complete a small project while working on a longer one. It gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

Your applique is looking great. You made me fall in love with the designs of Annaka. I'm making a tablerunner now. I think it's called Bente. I will show it when it is finished.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Laila you have been busy and your table runner is just lovely..


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