Friday, February 16, 2018

Longing for spring


Last weekend my quilt group had invited Helle to teach us how to use The Learning Curve ruler.  15 ladies had signed up and we had a great day together in class.


The Learning Curve ruler looks small and boring, but I had so much fun working with this ruler and the possibilities is many.  I love circles, so this is a perfect ruler for me.


I am longing for spring now, and worked with spring/easter colours this weekend. And here is the block I was working on.


The day after the class i basted my tablerunner with good help from Rusken.  So this table runner is cat approved.




Long time since we have had as much snow as we have now.  I have cleaned my porch for snow three times already this winter, time to do it again. 


But all this snow makes perfect ski tracks.  Monday after work was my first ski trip this year.


Think there will be more skiing soon.  



As said, I am longing for spring.  And I love tulips.  So when I foun this new pattern from Solbritt and Maria, I just had to prepp this pillow.  Ready to be appliqued and finished this coming weekend.


Saying for today:




Wednesday, February 07, 2018

February 2018

Happy New Year. Already february, so it is perhaps too late to wish you all a happy new year LOL.


Long time since I made a blogpost. No excuses, but sometimes other things is more important than blogging.  I guess you all understand that. Can't promise anything, but I will try to blog more from  now on.




I have spent some time sewing together with  my daughter.  I gave her one of my sewingmachines and now we have had two sewing weekends together.  She is so clever, and I am so happy to sew together with her.  She even made her own pattern on knitting needle cases, how clever is that!!




One finish for me so far in 2018.  This table runner was so fun to sew.   I am so pleased how it turned out.  Think i will make more of these blocks, maybe for a pillow.




This weekend my quilt group has invited Helle Løvenskiold to teach us how to use the Learning Curve Ruler.  And I have packed a box with fabric for this class.  Want to make something for spring/easter.


Saying for today:








Tuesday, November 07, 2017

October quilt meeting


Last thursday in october my quilt group had invited Helle Løvenskiold to come and tell about her quilting life.  She visited us five years ago and she had indeed sewed a lot of new quilts since last time. 


42 ladies joined this evening and we all agree that we had a great evening with loads of inspiration.

Helle gave me permission to share photos of her quilts.  But remember, one thing is to see them on the blog, another thing is to see the quilts in real.  Enjoy the photos:


















And then there was show and tell from the ladies in my quilt group:









Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quilte rally 2017



Last saturday I took with me 15 ladies on Quilterally (quilt shop hop).  We met early morning and startet our shop hop day with smiles.  This is the third time I am fixing a trip like this and inviting quilt friends to join me on the bus.



First stop was at Meretes Quilteloft. She is a popular long arm quilter and has a lot of great backings.



Love this heart quilt she had on display.


Merete put the things we shopped in pink bags (love that it is not plastic bags) and as you see it already starts to fill up on the shelf.   And this was our first stop!  Two more places to go. And I love those happy faces.....is it because of happy shopping?



Second stop was at Kathrines Quiltestue.  Always a joy to visit this shop.  Kathrine and the girls are so seviceminded and always smiling.


Anna Malin and Helle is having demo on rulers and other usful things that we didn't knew that we needed.  And of course we need it.



Lots of inspiration to see everywhere.




Like this pillow.  I bought the pattern and the tool to turn fabric tubes.

 
After a couple of hours in this shop it was time to check out and move on to the next shop.




Kristine, Anna Malin and Kathrine by the bus to see us off.


The top shelf in the bus is filled with more bags. 


Last stop on this quilt rally was at Bærums Verk and Lappemakeriet.  This is a beautiful place to relax and go for a little walk by the river.  


Lappemakeriet always has lots of inspiration. 





This is one of my favorites today.  I love the snowball block, and bought the paper templates to make them. The table runner in the back is on my to do list.





We were so lucky having such nice weather. The day before it was raining bad.  Felt so good just to relax in the sun.



And now we are walking along the river to have some dinner.


We had ordered dinner at Værtshuset Bærums verk. A beautiful guesthouse with wonderful food.


And after shopping for ten hours, lots of inspiration and ideas spinning in our heads and a wonderful dinner, it was time to start our two hours drive back home.  We can all agree we had a wonderful day together.  We all have lots of  new ideas and new projects to start on.



Back home I put all my buyings out on the coffee table.  WOW.......Think I went a little bit crazy. But for the most of all I actually have a plan.  I was pretty good following my shoppinglist.


Saying for today:











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