søndag 23. januar 2022

RSC is red

 This week's block for Miniquilt Monday was too big for my red and white project. It is a beautiful block, so you can easily be tempted to do it. I'm collecting 6" blocks, so I found one of the earlier blocks, The Maple Star Block. I made two scrappy stars. 

My scraps typically are smaller than 2", but I found a box with 6" red scraps. As these blocks are so small, I can get many blocks from those scraps. I also have scraps of that light fabric, off cuts from the back side of quilts I've handed over to my longarm quilter. So this quilt will not end up as scrappy as my works usually are.



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torsdag 20. januar 2022

Project Quilting 13-2

 This is my entry for the second challenge from Persimon Dreams. "In Silhouette" had to be a viking ship for me as a Norwegian. I had planned to make a wall hanging, but after I had quilted it, I found it so perfect for a card to send to a special friend. So I did it, and my friend will even have a chance to frame it, as you can see. A perfect project to use some of my smallest scraps. So much fun.

 



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lørdag 15. januar 2022

New red blocks for RSC

 I've often worked with blue and white, but just now I think I'm hooked on red blocks. This one is a part of Miniquilt Monday, and I made two of them this week too. It's named Broken Dishes. They work quite well with the blocks from last week, don't you think so?



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onsdag 12. januar 2022

S.N.O.W. day

 On the blog GoNe StiTcHin' today is a fun blog post. If you like to do something new, use a new tool or technique, you can find a tutorial in her posts Something New On Wednesday, S N O W.

As I'm always looking for something new, that's perfect for me. I will also try to show you some of the new things I try on Wednesdays. I've read a lot about a technique originally from India called kawandi. It's a hand stitched quilt made from scraps. You can find a YouTube tutorial here. Now I've tried it, and it's really addicting. For a try I made this little piece, and transformed it into a needle book. Isn't it sweet?







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søndag 9. januar 2022

Project Quilting 13-1

 All the Colors was the first challenge from Persimon Dreams this year. It's winter here, and I so needed to find something to remind me that spring will come. So I made a little table topper to put on my round table later this year. I love all those candy colours. Size: 18"x18".





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lørdag 8. januar 2022

Miniquilt Monday and RSC

 I'm so happy to combine these two challenges. For Rainbow Scrap Challenge the colour in January is red. And for Miniquilt Monday we get a new block to make every Monday. For January I'm going to make the blocks eh.... red. So here are my first two blocks, and they are 6 1/2". 


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onsdag 5. januar 2022

One Monthly Goal for January

 I'm starting this year as I did last year. I hope to finish a pineapple quilt, this time a blue one, and only the top. Thanks to OMG at Elm Street Quilts I finished many projects last year. Just now I have almost finished the blocks, and have started to remove the paper. So much work, but I have a good helper at home. About 20 blocks miss those outer triangles.




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torsdag 30. desember 2021

2022 Planning Party

 I love new starts, and here I will look at the possibilities for the next year what comes to quilting. My list is long, and I'm always tempted by things popping up during the year. As for now, this is what's on my list:

This year I've managed to join ten hexies every day on my mini La Passion. If I can continue this, I will have about 3000 hexies left at the end of the year. The hexies are 1/4". Pattern from Grit Kovacs.

I love to take part in blog hops, and hope to do some of them this year too. The first one will be at MooseStashQuilting, and I'll be there.


In October I started a new scrappy pineapple quilt. I've some blocks left to make, and hope to finish the quilt at the beginning of the year.


Project Quilting is taking place at the beginning of each year. I'm looking forward to it, and hope I can manage to make some new small quilts in a week for this challenge. Here is one I made a year ago. These challenges are so fun, and I really recommend visiting Persimon Dreams to jump in, starting next week.

After being challenged by Quilt Improv Studio to make improv quilts, I'm hooked. I think there will be at least 3 challenges this year. The first one is called Primary Colors, and you can find it here. If you love improv quilts, just jump in. This is my fabric pull for the challenge.


For some months now I've been working with this quilt called Norwegian Snowflakes. Pattern from Becky Tillman Petersen. You'll find more about it in this blogpost. I hope to finish it by next Christmas.

I love making quiet books, and I've planned to make more of them this next year. It's so good to use the smallest scraps, and that gives the pages a special look. You can see more, and also find a video here.


I'm sure I will make lots of pincushions, hot pads, pouches and other small items. Kawandi is also a technique I will try. There are still many UFOs in plastic bags, and I hope to finish some of them. Starting new projects is my specialty, so I'm sure I'll find something from the many beautiful blogs out there. Thanks for all inspiration.

Thank you all for nice comments on my blog this year. I try to answer your questions, but I don't always have the time to send a mail. But I appreciate you all. And I try to revisit your blogs.

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends!

Head over to Yvonne and see what others have planned for next year!

 

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onsdag 29. desember 2021

A new family member

 A few days before Christmas we could welcome our second grandson. I've made this baby nest for him to relax in. I also made some washable protecting clothes to keep the nest clean and dry. That elephant fabric is so cute. Don't you think so? And the two brothers are the best.






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tirsdag 28. desember 2021

Best of 2021

As 2021 very soon comes to an end, I love to look back at some of my favorite finishes this year. Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs has an inspiring linky party to show everybody's greatest blog posts.

 

As I'm a pincushion lover, these are my favorite go-to's when I'm not inspired to do other things. So fun that I also can use all my tiniest scraps in making them. Many posts on pincushions on my blog, but these you'll find here.

 
 
This year I've taken part in challenges from Quilt Improv Studio. I love to sew without a pattern, so these are great. This is my blue monochrome quilt, and you can read more about it here.

 This is the first challenge from Quilt Improv Studio I took place in. Black and white with a touch of colour was a perfect thing for me. Here is the post about the quilt if you like to read more.

As a result of a scrap challenge from Persimon Dreams I made this pineapple quilt. So fun to try paper foundation piecing again. The post about it is here.

This top I finished last year, and in March it was quilted and ready to go up on my wall. More about it here.

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