Sunday, August 8, 2010

Some sewing :o)

I've been hooked on the Schnibble-mania going around. These quilts are sooo fun to make, and they are fast to make too!
I bought the new fabric line called "Pure" at Fatquartershop to make one of these. The only thing is... they don't come in yards yet... But the main part of the quilt is done, and I've cut all the bits for the outer border, so now I just have to wait a while so I can get the light border fabric, backing and fabric for the binding. Really look forward to finish this!
No finishes for July Opam for me, but hopefully I will have some this month. Fingers crossed!

Earlier I told you about working on a secret project. Well here it is. This is a photo during the hand basting, that took more than 8 hours to do... But I got to start on the hand quilting late last night, and I made some progress today too :o)
It's a wallhanging from one of the Japaneese books I've got. I've been planning to make this for some years, and I finally made it!
Guess I'll be using some hours on the hand quilting, but this one is really going to have "the look" I want :o)

A photo before the basting:

I really like the Japaneese fabrics with their special, kind of dusty, color tones. After I learned a few tricks by Yoko Saito when I attended her class, I liked these projects even more.
When I was at Quiltegården a while ago, I bought one of Yoko Saito's books that has some really great projects. One of the projects are a little purse I want to make. Haven't got to finish it yet, but wanted to show you how it looks while I'm working on one of the two sides. I'm not following the pattern, and I made mine with blocks like the ones we learned at Yoko Saito's class. The blocks (I call them Happy blocks) are hand sewn, and I am working on the hand quilting. Almost there ;o) This will be such a cute purse :o) Will try to finish it during the week that comes.

Wish you a great new and creative week, with lots of sewing ;o)


Unknown said...

Love the McGuffy! Pure is such a gorgeous line

binni said...

Har itj ord Laila. Du e bare super me prosjæktan dine. Blir næsten sjalu! Tihi.... Snx

Stina Blomgren said...

LOVE IT Laila..:o)))
All your quilts are wonderful.. especially the Japanese one.. marvellous!!
Ok now you got me curious of that little piece of cloth you are working on... two sides??? :o)

Hanne-Kristine said...

Dette var bare lekert Laila, spesielt det japanske. Trur eg har boka "den lille" e ifra..... hærlig bok. Glede meg til fortsettelsen :)

klem hk

May Britt said...

Two beautiful quilts. Love the japanese one. Which book is it from??? Me to love the dusty colours in the japanese fabrics. Sorry that the local quiltshop don't have so many of them now.

Mona said...

Så nydelige tepper. Jeg likte spesielt godt det du gjør klart til quilting. Hvilken bok er det fra? Ha en super uke!

Satu said...

SOOOOO Beautiful quilts... I also love Japanese fabrics because of them dusty colours. Only it's so difficult to get them. I'm also curious about the pattern of flower quilt... Where to find it?

Sølvis blog said...

Den japanske hemmeligheten blir flott.

Darcie said...

;-D What could be better than Happy Blocks?!

LOVE that you're sewing again, Laila!

Tuesday hugs!

Cattinka said...

You are working on beaútiful projects, I especially like your japanese quilt, it will be so nice.

Anonymous said...

I really like the schnibbles but I love the other quilt.

Anonymous said...


Solveig Bloch said...

For noen nydelige tepper. Jeg elsker disse fargekombinasjonene med blå-og brunlige toner. Linker meg til deg fra bloggen min :o)

LeKaQuilt said...

ÅÅÅså flotte quilt !! Begge to ! Du lager bare quilter som jeg også har lyst på :o))) Fantastisk inspirerende! Klem


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