søndag 12. august 2018


Denne sommeren har jeg reist sikksakk mellom mange forskjellige feriemål og hjemme. Like fint vær har det vært alle steder, så det har blitt lite sying. Nå prøver jeg å finne ut hva jeg skal bruke nål og symaskin til i høst. Førs ute er denne sikksakkquilten som nå bare mangler ca. 20 blokker før jeg vurderer å montere den.

This summer I've traveled zigzag between home and different places for two month now. So little sewing has been going on. Now I will find out what to use needles and sewing machine for this autumn. This zigzag quilt needs about 20 blocks more I think.

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mandag 23. juli 2018

Secondary pattern with Island Batik

This month the challenge from Island Batik was a bit difficult. Secondary pattern isn't something I've been thinking of a lot. But after some searching on the web, I think I found out what it means. I've used one wonky block for making this quilt, but in the end you can't even see the original block.

I'm lucky to be an Island Batik Ambassador, and all fabrics in this project is given me by Island Batik. I've also used Aurifil thread, two different greens and Hobbs batting, Heirloom cotton 80/20. The quilting is done by Sølvis Quiltestudio.

The size of this quilt is 37"x37", and the beautiful green batik is from the Petting Zoo line, just now coming to a shop near you. Please come back the 17th August to see my quilt showing you all the fabrics from Petting Zoo.

Green squares with scrappy triangles in the corners.

I joined four blocks together to some sort of a snowball block.

I could have used this block too.

It's quilted with light green Aurifil thread on top, and a darker on the back side.

Hop over to the other ambassadors to see what they made this month:

Barbara at Bejeweled Quilts
Bea at BeaQuilter
Carole at Carole Lyles Shaw
Connie at Kauffman Designs
Dione at Clever Chameleon
Geraldine at Living Water Quilter
Janet at Whispers of Yore
Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics
Jennifer at Curlicue Creations
Jennifer at Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
Joyce at heARTs Creations
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Mania at Mania for Quilts
Maryellen at Mary Mack Made Mine
Michelle at Creative Blonde
Pamela at PamelaQuilts
Sally at Sally Manke
Sandra at MMM Quilts
Sherry at Powered by Quilting  
Stephanie at Steph Jacobson

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søndag 22. juli 2018

I havgapet

Har tatt med min lille La Passion for en fotorunde. Nå mangler det bare en blomst og noen sekskanter før del 3 er ferdig. Og siste blomsten kommer jo her med seilbåten.

I took my mini La Passion out for a photoshooot. The last flower in part 3 is sailing in this cute little boat.

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fredag 20. juli 2018

Nålepute i sommervarmen

Deilig å vandre rundt med en nysydd nålepute og finne fine motiver.

So good to walk around and find nice places for a photoshoot for my new pincushion. Made from some Island Batik scraps.

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fredag 13. juli 2018

Island Batik box 2

This time I didn't have to wait more than some extra days to have my Island Batik box. I was just leaving my house for the weekend when the box was delivered. I had to take an extra hour at home to look into it and take some pictures. Thanks a lot to Island Batik and partners Aurifil and Hobbs for all these goodies.

Denne gangen kom pakken fra Island Batik hit i rekordfart. Var akkurat i ferd med å ta laus for en liten tur i helga da pakken kom. Selvsagt måtte jeg da ta meg en ekstra time hjemme for å se på innholdet og ta noen bilder. Tusen takk til Island Batik og partnere Aurifil og Hobbs.

A big box, and I could nearly manage to hold it while taking the photo.

So many beautiful foundation fabrics.

These are called "Check it out", and you really should.

Paisley Dot Brights

Another stack, Vintage Morris.

You can find basics or solids too. I didn't even know that.

The neutrals are just beautiful. This is called Moo Milk.

This is the surprise fabrics coming later this year. I can't show you just now.

Hobbs Heirloom cotton batting.

Hobbs Tuscany cotton and wool blend.

I've never tried Hobbs wool batting. Exciting.

Aurifil green in all different weights to try out.

Info about the Aurifil Thread and a useful bag telling me that they are 10 years this year.

And last, but not least; Indigo Morris 2 1/2" stripes with matching fabrics.

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søndag 8. juli 2018

Nesten umerkelig

Med disse små sekskantene som er 1/4" er det nesten umulig å se at denne quilten blir større. Men min mini La Passion, med mønster fra Grit Kovacs, blir noen kvadratmillimeter større for hver dag nå. Og jeg koser meg med dette arbeidet som jeg kan ta med på ferie også.

With these small 1/4" hexies you can't even see that my mini La Passion is growing. But it really is, every day. Pattern by Grit Kovacs, and you can find other colour combos there too if you scroll down. And best of all, it's the right size to take with me on holiday.

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lørdag 30. juni 2018

Modern batik challenge with Island Batik


This is the only thing I came up with for the June challenge with Island Batik this month. I made a modern miniquilt for Curated Quilts' challenge in the beginning of the month, and it's actually too small here. I went to visit my daughter and grandson and got an aching back. I couldn't go home, as I was unable to sit in a bus for 10 hours with my backache. So here I am, without my fabrics and my sewing machine. So this have to be my quilt for now. I'll see if I can catch up when I come home next week. And best of all, my back is much better now.

This quilt is called "Directions", and is 12,5"x12,5". All materials in this quilt is given me by Island Batik. I used batik (Island Batik), batting (Hobbs) and thread (Aurifil).

Last month all the Island Batik Ambassadors made pillows. Joan made a review of all the beautiful pillows made, and You can see and get inspiration on her blog here.

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søndag 24. juni 2018


Har hatt en skikkelig gjennomgang av arbeidet mitt av den største eksperten. Han påpekte at det manglet noen hvite sekskanter, og at teppet egentlig var litt for lite til å kunne varme en kropp. Så her er det bare å fortsette.

I've showed my mini La Passion to a really qualified inspector. He pointed to some missing white hexies, and that it might be a bit too small. So I just have to go on.

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fredag 22. juni 2018

Nytt hus og ny hage

Jeg bygde meg et nytt hus og lånte hagen til en venninne. Her er resultatet.

I built a new house and borrowed my friend's garden. And here is the result.

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