Monday, June 29, 2015

50 years in colour..

This week I have been to Hadeland Glassverk to see a
Kaffe Fassett exhibition - 50 years in colour.
This was a different exhibition than the one I saw in Bath last 
year. There it were mostly Quilting items,here it was quilting,knitting ,paitings and 
embrodery. 
Most of mine photos are of his Quilting work... I love the way he use colours,and 
manage to "forget" if there are some "not perfekt" pieces .... 
Quilters as we are,my friends and I ,we startet to look and find some of our favorite designers in his works. We have been working in a Quiltshop and know some old fabrics. My friend found a lot of Roberta Horton fabrics,and I found old Debbie Mumms... They are our nr.1 favorite designers from that "old"time :-) 
I hope you will take some time and look at this great quilts. 
  







I had to take photos of some of his pillows ....
And some knitting... My mother use to make tapestries ,and this made me think of some of her pattern. 
It was a great summerday,this are the view outside Hadeland Glassverk.
.... I have done a little stitching this month also....my June blocks of Natures Journey are done. 
For July I will make the big senter block...
Of course I had to buy some new Kaffe Fassett fabrics,and dig out my old one and start to play with them... I have a lot going on in my sewing room... It is a mess,but I hope to show more of my items soon. 
Untill then take care . 
 Hugs :-)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Norway in bloom

PThis summer has been cold,but I have not seen so many colorfull flowers.
Her are the ditch of the road wher I walk fore some shooping. A yellow thie of Dandelion.
Here are more flowers from a ditch. I was on my way to visit a friend who has her birthday to day (!) 
And started to pick some Lilly-of-the-wally,but there was only a few,so I started to pick some of all the flowers I walked by... If you want the names I give you them in Norwegian here (LOL) ; smørblomst,forglemmegei,jonsokblomst,stemorsblomst...and one ore two more...
Trysil,where I live,are well known for all its slalom skiing in wintertime.  
Now there has been made roads in the montain for biking. So now 
It is old ,colorfull bikes all over the town. On the brigde ,even in the floodligth. 

Here are one of the floodligths...
It made me wonder if ET had been on a visit,or if someone had gone on Road 26 to heaven..
I had a little more for a birthday pressent for my friend then flowers,
I made this tablerunner for her... After her wish.
For me Gretchen,Magda and I made this little tablerunner. It is a pattern from the Norwegian magazine My Quilt. Great to do something with this funny -why did I buy this - fabrics...
The three of us did a lot more sewing and quilting....but as ursul I have not done the bindings...
So hopfully there will be a new blog with more to show soon.. 
Untill then have a great summer/ winter... 
Hugs :-)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Almost end of May...where are the summer...


May this year has been the coldes since 1996. No green leaf on the trees yet,but suddenly there will be summer.....I hope. This evening it looks like some one has been playing with the sky. Done a little panting ?...
In my quilting world I try to stay focus on my Ufo binding...with some "playing with blocks - not to show yet" I have a new book who I love to make blocks from and a new miniature block quilt I work on. Show next time ... May bee..
Back to my binding... This little sampler are an realy old forgott one. It are from a class I had years ago... Great memory :-)
This blocks I can show you, my May blocks of Natures Journey.  Some quiet days before I start on the June blocks. SAL are a great way to make quilts :-)
More bindings : to small tablerunners. One with Fabric from a mini charm pack and one made from aTula Pink charm pack. At this time I only has three small binding to do....
It feels so great to see the ending of my bindings....so fare... I have some small items lying ready to quilt...and after that..more bindings.. 
Ok thats life.... And I love it :-) 
Big hugs to you all...  :-)

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

May...so soon...

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I have been back to Stavanger,a different Stavanger than my last trip. Then it was Hurrycane now it was the most beautifull sunny days. It was a great trip with some of my greatest friends. A lot of talking,walking and some quilting. Lovely to see green gras and flowers,I still can see some snow and ice in my garden... 
When I visit my mother yesterday she had found a tiny quilt made by me back in 1995. Funny to see how my fabrics has turned diffrent and so has my quilting style.This little housequilt are no more than 10x10 cm. 
Here are my latest work. A tablerunner for my dinnertable. I'm with 7 other ladies who make blocks ,and exchange once a year. We have to make somthing with all the blocks to a show and tell. Sadly I could not meet them this year,but I send the photo on mail and got photos of what they made.A lot of great ideas. 
I have been busy ( and verry clever ) with bindings in April... This quilt after an idea from Lori Holts Great Granny Squared book are made with Tula Pink fabrics. Her pattern and fabrics are so me ...
I have also manage to sew the binding on these two single bed quilts. I had to make all the blocks from Tula Pinks 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book.I made them only from my red scrap box the only fabric I had to buy was the red for binding and back and the black.

At last -- lately I have been playing with Kim Diehl fabrics and pattern. It is from Simple Whatnot Club 1 and 2 . The colours of the fabrics are so beautiful ,and I love making thes miniature quilts...and I got a lot of leftover to play with later... I love that... 
I'still have a lot of bindings to do,so I have a goal to finish one every evening untill it is empty.... If I manage that, there will soon be more to show.... Untill then have a beautifull spring ( fall ) 
Hugs :-)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Somethin old,something new,somthing.....blue..

I have been busy this month... Almost spring cleaning ,but the cleaning has been with old Ufo's ,magazines,books and fabrics.So I ended up with some old/new ideas. This idea with Hexagons are from the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine.I used old fabricks for the Hexies and have to put a little sparkling too. A fun and easy way to play with Hexagons

This little wallquilt are an old one,realy old. I started it in 2007 and now it is all done. :-) 
It is a pattern from Nothern Quilts with some Norwegian summer sayings. 
The blue one are a tablerunner after an AnnAKa pattern from Quiltemagasinet ( a Norweginan magazine) it seems to be "a must do" item here in Norway. I got the fabrics in Birmingham last year,not in my favorite colours,but I like the way the tablerunner turned out. 
I have also manage to keep up with the blocks for the SAL 2015. 
Now I have to start on my April blocks... They are my Easter-sewing-projects,together with all my bindings.... During my springcleanproject I found a lot of "almost done" items...so luckey me I'm not without something to do... 
Have a great easter,a little early,but as a lazy blogger as I'm ....
Take care and have fun.. 
Hugs :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February progress...

I have been playing with 2.5" mini charm packs. For now I have manage to make three small tablerunners. I have a goal to use as mutch as I can of my fabrics ( LOL) and to get a lot of my UFOs done... So now I have a big pile of binding to sew by hand.... I hope  have more to show soon... 
To nigth I'm hoping to get the last stitches done on a little wallquilt from 2007. About time ? ! Yes I think so,and I still like it,so why it has been "forgotten" I can't tell...
I have done one all new little wallquilt, the first of Kim Diehls Simple Whatnots Miniatur Club 2.
Love to play with these great all new fabrics. I'm ready for nr 2 now..... I have not only been playing with my old stuff. Both Magda and Gretchen has been clever and worked realy hard so far this year.. 
May bee there are some Christmas gift done ? Time will show..
I have also done February challenge of SAL 2015. I have even manage to get ready to start making the Mach blocks... 
But now I have to get back to my old stitchery.... 
See you soon with more bindings done... I hope.. :-)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This and that...

I'm with a lot of other ladies in Chookeyblues SAL 2015 and this are our Januar goal. Anni Downs free stitchery pattern. I made me a little wallquilt with a pocket for pen and paper. (For great Christmasideas)
One more finsh today.... AnnAKa pattern a little "book" for items to use when you are away from home..
I add a pocket (wonder why I always do pockets....hmmm ) where I put a little ruler,a cuttingmat and a rotary cutter... 
A combined designer and iron plate,and a plate to draw on fabric and to glue EPP on. It is just to turn them. I also add some ribbon so I can bring my sicissor. 
This Januar I have been able to get one of my dreams come thru....
I have been in Stavanger and been out by the ocean in a big storm. Later this evening it became hurricane.
You can see by the happy smile on my face how I feelt...I loved it. The wind,the sound,the saltwater..everything.. WOW
Look at the sea....
And here....
I was also so luckey to come out in the montains for a roadtrip.Oh it is so diffrent from the part of Norway where I live. In Stavanger it was green gras  and no snow. ( but they got storm,thunder,rain,sunshine over and over again ) 
At home I got snow......a lot of snow. To day there are cold outside,18.4 degrees below zero now. 
Cold but beatyfull....great to stay indoors and stitch...