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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tirsdag 19. juni 2018

Sommerlige nåleputer

Har sydd en søt og sommerlig nålepute, og så har jeg fått en blå veskenålepute i posten. Tusen takk Sandy.

I've made a sweet pincushion for the warm summer days. And I've also got a new one in my mailbox recently, a pouch pincushion. Thanks a lot Sandy.

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søndag 17. juni 2018


Uansett hvor mange blokker jeg syr til denne, synes jeg ikke den vokser i det hele tatt. Må bare fortsette med mine halve sekskanter.

I have made new blocks for this zigzag, but I can't see that it's growing. Have to continue to sew half hexagons.

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fredag 15. juni 2018

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop

We've had a fantastic spring in southern parts of Norway this year. So happy then to be a part of Carla's blog hop on her blog Creatin' in the Sticks this week. Scroll down to the end of this blog post and find the links to all the beautiful blooming projects from my fellow bloggers.

My garden is blooming, and my quilting projects too. Here are my mini hexagon flowers belonging to La Passion. I actually make it in two different sizes and colorways. This is the smaller one and these hexagons are 1/4". You can read more about those projects here and here.

But for this blog hop I made something I've thought about trying for a long time. I was inspired by my rhododendrons in my garden, as you probably can understand.

So this is what I made. As they were fun to make, I actually made three of them, and they are all different. No pattern, just free sewing. They can be used as hot pads or just something beautiful to look at in your kitchen.