fredag 18. januar 2019

Snømann får seg nålepute

I dag har vi fått mye snø. Og jeg som ikke liker snø må jo gjøre det beste utav det. Så da måtte jeg ut og lage snømann. Han fikk seg en nysydd nålepute, og ser ganske fornøyd ut.

Today we got lots of snow. I really don't like snow, but had to go outside and make a snowman. He got a new made pincushion, and I think he was happy with it.

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Finished or Not Friday Linky Party
Midweek Makers
Needle and Thread Thursday

tirsdag 15. januar 2019

Scrappy nålepute

Her har jeg brukt de aller minste bitene av nydelige stoffer som jeg har. Den lille lomma kan fylles med papirmaler. Se også flere måter å bruke rester på hos Rutigt.

Here I've used the tiniest scraps I have. Nice to have a pocket to fill with paper hexies. You can also find more scrappy projects on the blog Rutigt.

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Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Tuesday Colour and Inspiration Party at Clever Chameleon Quilting
Let's Bee Social

lørdag 12. januar 2019

Quiet book

If you follow my blog you've seen some scrappy blocks for some weeks now. I finished that project and took it with me to my sweet little grandson this week. So now you can see how it came out. And my little one was really happy with it.

Dersom du har fulgt med på bloggen min i november og desember, så har du kanskje sett noen resteblokker jeg har sydd. Jeg har endelig fått ferdig det jeg har holdt på med, og har tatt det med til mitt skjønne barnebarn. Her kan du se hva det ble til. Og mottakeren ble veldig fornøyd.

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Show Off Saturday
Finished or Not Friday Linky Party
Can I get a whoop whoop?
Modern Patch Monday
Show and Tall with Bambi Monday

torsdag 10. januar 2019

Finish-a-long Q1

This year I'm hoping to finish some of my UFOs, and to help me I need a FAL challenge. One of the hosts this year is Leanne on the blog She can quilt. This is my goal for the first quarter.

Dette året satser jeg på å få ferdig noen UFOer, og da er denne FAL utfordringen perfekt. En av vertene i år er Leanne på bloggen She can quilt. Dette er hva jeg forsøker å få ferdig første kvartal.

1. Island Batik quilt for January
Just now it's about like this. All fabrics cut at least.

2. La Passion
I've finished the top, and have to finish the quilting this quarter. Pattern by Grit Kovacs, and it's supposed to go to Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe in May.

 3. Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt
This is how far I've come by now. Have you noticed that I use about the same colours on these two quilts? Inspiration from Norwegian nature.

4. Zigzag quilt, EPP with half hexagons
I need to do the last few blocks, find borders to match and quilt it.

Linked up to
2019 FAL link-up
Wednesday Wait Loss
Needle and Thread Thursday
Peacock Party 

onsdag 9. januar 2019

Good Fortune Mystery Quilt #7 and release

This year's mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter is Good Fortune. It was revealed last week, and I have joined some of the blocks. Now I have an idea of what it will look like. I didn't choose Bonnie's colours, rather just black/grey, green and neutrals  But I'm happy with the result. I hope to finish it later this month.

I have made just half of the blocks this year. What I didn't tell was that I made it half size also. The blocks are so small and cute. I might have to make more blocks, if I find my quilt too small.

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Mystery Monday Link-Up, The Reveal!
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
WOW=WIPs On Wednesdays
Let's Bee Social
Midweek Makers

mandag 7. januar 2019

Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop starts today



Starting today the Island Batik Ambassadors will be sharing our final quilt projects as ambassadors for 2018. You are going to see a variety of beautiful quilts made with the newest collections of fabric from Island Batik. 



I will share my quilt made with the Bazaar collection later this month. Meanwhile you may like to study the catalog with the new fabrics and ideas from Island Batik

Getaway Blog Hop Schedule



Monday, January 7 – Crystal Ball

Maryellen McAuliffe –Mary Mack’s Blog
Sandra Walker- mmm! quilts

Tuesday, January 8 – Ditty

Stephanie Jacobson –Steph Jacobson Designs
Michelle Roberts- Creative Blonde

Wednesday, January 9 – Elk Lodge

Connie Kresin Campbell – Free Motion by the River
Anna Branch –Ark Angel Creations

Thursday, January 10 – Feline Fine

Bea Lee –Bea Quilter
Sharon Parcel- Yellow Cat Designs

Friday, January 11 – Flea Market

Geraldine Wilkins – Living Water Quilter
Jessica Caldwell- Desert Bloom Quilting


Monday, January 14 – Fortune Teller

Sarah Goer –Sarah Goer Quilts
Sherry Shish –Powered by Quilting
Jennifer Fulton –The Inquiring Quilter

Tuesday, January 15 – Gypsy Rose

Jen Strauser –Dizzy Quilter
Janet Yamamoto- Whispers of Yore

Wednesday, January 16 – Paisley Park

Dione Gardner-Stephen- Clever Chameleon
Nancy Scott –Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, January 17 – Soul Song

Carole Lyles Shaw- Carol Lyles Shaw
Toby Lischko –Gateway Quilts & Stuff

Friday, January 18 – Twilight Chic

Jackie OBrien –If These Threads Could Talk
Tina Dillard- Quilting Affection


Monday, January 21 – Winter Park

Jennifer Thomas- Curlicue Creations
Anita Skjellanger- Quilt In a Not Shell

Tuesday, January 22 – Bazaar

Karen Overton- The Quilt Rambler
Alison Vermilya- Little Bunny Quilts
Turid Bakken- Den syende himmel (that's me)

Wednesday, January 23 – Blossom

Karen Neary –Sew Karen-ly Created
Leanne Parsons –Devoted Quilter

Thursday, January 24 – Boho

Laura Piland- Slice of Pi Quilts
Suzy Webster- Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Myra Barnes- Busy Hands Quilts

Friday, January 25 – Brookview

Vicki Schlimmer –Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Amy Warner –Sew Incredibly Crazy


Monday, January 28 – French Blue

Pamela Boatright –PamelaQuilts
Joyce Mullis –Hearts Creations

Tuesday, January 29 – Midsummer Night

Kathleen McCormick –Kathleen McMusing
Connie Kauffman – Kauffman Designs

Wednesday, January 30 – Oh Deer

Jen Shaffer- Patterns by Jen
Jeanette Jones –Inchworm Fabrics

Thursday, January 31 – Snow Berry

Sally Mannke –Sally Manke Fiber Artist
Joan Kawano –Moosestash Quilting

Friday, February 1 – Candy Cane Lane and Icicle

Terri Vanden Bosch – Meanderings along Lizard Creek
Anne Wiens –Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Candy Cane Lane
Mania Hatziioannidi –Mania For Quilts
Barbara Gaddy –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb 

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Cooking Up Quilts
Show and Tell Monday with Bambi 
Finished or Not Friday

lørdag 5. januar 2019

Røde småbiter

Dette året har jeg tenkt å være med på noe som heter RSC19, Rainbow Scrap Challenge, der vi syr sammen småbiter i alle regnbuens farger gjennom året. Januar er rød, så derfor har jeg funnet fram resteboksen min og startet med noen små blokker. Har også sydd noen røde blomster.

This year I will try to jump into the RSC19, Rainbow Scrap Challenge, where we use scraps in all colours throughout the year. January is red, so I found my box of red scraps and made a start. I've also made some red flowers in EPP.

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ScrapHappy Saturday #1
Show Off Saturday

onsdag 2. januar 2019

Good Fortune Mystery Quilt #6

This year's mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter is Good Fortune. She is often sewing string quilts, and clue 6 is all about strings. Yesterday we got another clue, and I've made a good start on that too. The reveal will be soon, I think.

Linked up to
Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 6
Midweek Makers
WOW= WIPs on Wednesdays

mandag 31. desember 2018

Whimsical and wonky with Island Batik

Last finish this year is my whimsical and wonky Island Batik project. I had another project, but didn't manage to finish it as I wanted. Have to change something, and I'll show you next year.

I used double Hobbs batting inside, and Aurifil brown thread for the applique in this hot pad.
All materials in this project is given me by Island Batik.

I wish all my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors and all my readers a

søndag 30. desember 2018

2019 Planning Party

Yesterday I looked back at 2018, and now it's time to plan for next year. Perfect then to join Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl for her planning party. I find it much easier to get things done if they are well planned. I love making lists.

First of all I have to plan and sew for the blog hop with Island Batik in January. This will be my last project for them, as I finish my time as an ambassador after two years. Thank you Island Batik. It's been great, but I have so many other plans for next year. These are the new fabrics I will use, and they're coming to your quilt shops these days.

Speaking of blog hops, I plan to join at least four more, two of them already planned. I love blog hops because I can get some really good ideas, I'll have new friends, finish a project, and there are so much activity coming along on the blogs. This flower I made for a blog hop this year.

I will take part in a show at Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe with my La Passion in May. This will be a great experience, and hopefully inspire me to take part in at least one other show. You can see a drone video of my La Passion in this blog post if you like.

 I have lots of UFOs, and hope to finish some of them. The list is long, and I love to start new projects. So I don't think the list will be shorter next year. Anyone else? These are some of the quilts I plan to finish.

My freemotion quilting has never been good. I've thought about taking a class, and this year it will be a reality.

I have two young students (10-11 years old) coming to sew with me once a week. I will continue these afternoons together, as their skills are increasing. I also plan to write an article about them for a Norwegian quilt magazine. Here are Christmas quilts they just made.

I'll continue to take part in Bea's pincushion swap. I make/send and get a pincushion every month. Pure fun. If you like to join for a 3 months round, just contact Bea on her blog. This is the last pincushion I got this year from my friend Margun.

I hope to keep up the contact with my readers and all my quilting friends, and hope to see you all in the new year. Happy New Year to you all!

Linked up to
2019 planning party at Quilting Jetgirl
Show and Tell Monday with Bambi