mandag 29. september 2014

Around the world blog hop

My blog friend Bea at Beaquilter tagged me for this blog hop. You may visit her blog and check out her post from last week here. I've been in  Bea's pincushion swap for months, and I've promised her not to stop if she won't. Here are two sweet pincushions she has sent to me. Do you doubt that she loves owls? Thank you Bea for inviting me to this blog hop.

If you don't know me I'll tell you something about myself.  I'm a Norwegian school teacher, from the far north, but living at the west coast of Norway.  Back in the 80s I started patchwork and quilting. I decided to make a quilt to everyone in my family celebrating their 18 years anniversary. Here you can see some of the quilts I've made and given away.


About fifteen years ago I started a hexagon quilt, and I was hooked. The latest years hexies have taken more and more of my time. 

What am I working on?
The last months I've mostly worked on my hexie projects.  This green one has got 1/4" hexies, and I join two new flowers every month. I'll keep on as long as I have the green fabric.

This one has got 1/2" hexies, and is now covering a bed. You can find scraps from all my friends in it. I've started to applique it to a background, to get it finished at last.

These two quilts, 1/2" and 1/4" hexies, were started with the inspiration from Grit, who made the pattern. They are going to have about 17 000 hexies before they are finished.

Then I've started to sew these cute letters from Temecula Quilt Company. Really fun to do. Jump over and check them out.

How does my work differ from others?
I love bright colours, and black/white. And I often work with small pieces, the smaller the better.My quilts are often scrappy, and I also like to work with fabrics from old jeans.

Why do I create what I do?
I like to give away something that I made myself. Homemade gifts are the best to give. And I always ask for their colour preferences. 

How does my creative process work?
I get much inspiration from other bloggers. If I see something beautiful, I can jump into my fabric boxes and start a new project. I love to start new things. Then again I'm not as much in love with finishing them. I like the process, and the calm hours I get when I sew. It's much better to sew than to do the housework. 

I should have tagged someone, but I think all my friends have already written a post like this. I challenge any of you reading this, if you have not already been a part of this blog hop. Just do a blog post next Monday, and you're in. If you haven't visited my Swedish friend Eva/Bambi, you can always visit her blog for great inspiration. Every Monday she has a linky party too, super. 

Welcome back to my blog whenever you like!

12 kommentarer:

  1. so good to learn more about you on this blog, some lovely quilts and pin cushions, I could not stick pins into the owl though!!

  2. I enjoyed this post very much, learning more about you and your creations. Your quilts are beautiful and I adore your hexies! I too love colour and like to start lots of new projects, just because. The process is where it's at for me. And I also have become addicted to those little letters. Thanks for sharing. I always look forward to what you have been working on.

  3. what a great post and forgot about the Christmas owl I sent you :)

  4. Es ist wundervoll so viel von dir zu erfahren. Deine Hexis bewundere ich immer sehr. Du hast sehr viele schöne Quilts für Deine Familie genäht.
    LG Marianne

  5. En fantastisk presentation av dig Turid och det är du värd med dina fina quiltar som är våran gemensamma hobby!!!Jag är även så GLAD att du vill presentera mig BAMBI hos dig idag:Jag är också glad att du vill INSPIRERA mina läsare med din fina presentation.Tack för du länkar till mig och min blogg Visa och Berätta måndag/Bambi

  6. I do love your colour sense. Bright, lively colours and black and white accent the colours beautifully. I will never do a hexagon quilt but I do admire those people who put so much work into them.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. Lots of fantastic quilts in your post. I think my fav non-hexie quilt would have to be the red and black. Fabulous give & take type design. And I can't believe you started another "Grit" quilt. Gorgeous! I can't decide which is prettier...

  8. Yes I share your love for hexi's for sure!!! I always love visiting your blog.

  9. It is impressive to see all the quilts you have already made and even more impressive to know all the things you are currently working on.

  10. Turid - I enjoyed learning about you and your quilting. I agree with you - I enjoy the process and the calm hours that come from sewing. I love all of your hexagon quilts!

  11. How lovely to see a gallery of your beautiful quilts and learn more about your creativity. I am always amazed at how much sewing you manage to achieve alongside your work as a teacher! Lynne.

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