Saturday, February 23, 2013

Client quilt and a finish

Finished a beautiful client quilt today. Been working on it for a long time, but had a lot of fun quilting this!
The owner liked it, and I'm allowed to share some photos on my blog. 
It's a beautiful dresden plate quilt, with lots of beautiful fabrics. 

The pattern on the border has become my favorite, and you can find a tutorial over at Kathy's blog. She did teach me how to do this.
I hope to make a quilt like this one day. Love these dresden plate blocks. Perfect for those favorite fabrics :o)

I finished the binding on my "Pie in the sky" quilt a while ago and here's a photo of the finished quilt: 
The fabrics and colors are not easy to show on this photo, since it's a large quilt and I had to stand back to manage to take a photo of the whole thing. But you can see some close up's on my previous post :-)

I've started a new project, and will show you when I make some progress on it. It's a lot of cutting and piecing on it, but I think it will be one of the most beautiful quilts I've made. It's a quilt I look forward to quilt on my longarm. Lots of ideas, and hope my skills will not let me down. I need a lot of practice before I will dare to quilt it. Will have to make a practice piece to try out my ideas, I think. 

Hope you all are having a nice and creative weekend,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Finished my "Pie in the sky" quilt

Yay! I just finished quilting my "Pie in the sky" quilt. I used a pantograph pattern called Effervescence
It's a large quilt, but with help from my son I managed to take a photo of the whole quilt. I'm really pleased with how the quilting looks, and even if I should have used a bit darker thread, I think it looks good. I used a Superior thread called King Tut, a cotton thread I like to use when quilting pantograph patterns. 

Some close up's of the quilt:

Now I will make some yards of binding and add to the quilt, and I will enjoy some hours with sewing down the binding by hand in the days ahead :o) I love hand sewing the binding, it's sort of relaxing work to do.

I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. It's Mother's Day here in Norway, so there will be coffee and cake over here ;o) Happy Mother's Day to my Norwegian friends :o)


Saturday, February 9, 2013

A finish and some quilting

Haven't joined Blog land for a while (again...) but been doing some progress in my sewing room the last days. I finally finished my "Pie in the sky" quilt last night, and I am pleased with how it turned out.
Not easy to get a good photo of this huge quilt, but with hubby on a chair holding it, this is how it looks like. I'm looking forward to get to quilt this one. I will finish the quilt by the end of February. I bought the backing for it a while ago.

A while ago I quilted a few tops for some other ladies. 
A red with "Popcorn" pantograph and a blue one with "Ebb & Flow" pantograph. They both turned out great!

I also basted a quilt, and this one will be hand quilted by it't owner.

A blue and green quilt, used "Popcorn" pantograph on this one too, and it turned out great with the green thread.

All three ladies where pleased with the quilting, and I leave it up to them to show the whole quilts when they are finished adding the binding. I'll ask for photos when they are done :-)

It's so cold here today, -21 degrees, so I think I'll be spending some time cleaning up my sewing room today. After finishing a huge project like the "Pie in the sky", it really needs some serious cleaning up! But then it's so nice to sit down working on the next project. I have a few smaller things i have been planning to finish, and hope to do so during the weekend. 

Wish you all a great weekend, 


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