21 June 2017

message in a bottle










Photoshoot of another finished quilt:

message in a bottle

64" * 80"

hobbs 80/20

designed and pieced by me

quilted on longarm by Merete Ellingsen in oscilliating ovals pantograph

This quilt is inspired by an image of a man paddling along in his kajack on a quiet fjord, enjoying the morning sun. The name of the quilt came to me as the backing was chosen, it features stamps and old letters. A gift to be.

; )

11 June 2017

yellow xoxo







Another one alfresco:

yellow xoxo
63" * 72"
hobbs thermore polyester batting
longarm quilted by Merete Ellingsen in cotton pantograph

One of the many great traditional quilt blocks and patterns shared by the talented, hardworking and generous Bonnie K Hunter from her blog Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!

Also intended for a lovely young lady. Fun border fabric is by Heather Ross and was a gift from a good friend. I think it anchors the quilt in a good way. Very happy with the result, a happy, happy quilt!

; )


04 June 2017

railroad fence








pink railroad fence
60" * 72"
hobbs thermore polyester batting
longarm quilted by Merete Ellingsen in hurricane pantograph

This is my wonky / improve take on a classic block. Easy and fun sewing, squaring up the block to 6" and gathering them in columns.  My second time using this design, the first one is blogged here.

Intended as a gift for a very lovely young lady.

; )

26 May 2017

50 shades of green













I do love the lush greenery of the month of may. And how it displays itself in 50 shades of green.

This top is 63" * 63" and I am planning to quilt it by machine. My first attempt at trying out the fun Quick Curve Ruler. Finishing the top in mid may, it really mirrors the wonder that is happening outside my window in the south west corner of Norway. My favourite season and the prettiest time of the year around here.

The idea for making a green version of the pretty pattern Chic Country by Sew Kind of Wonderful has been on my mind for a while.

As a quilter I am inspired by colour, and take this opportunity to enter my 50 shades of green in the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2017 : Greenery.

14 May 2017

fractured diamond








This spring my focus has been on finishing up a few quilts. I finally have had a chance to take some pictures:

fractured diamond
60" * 72"
hobbs thermore polyester batting
longarm quilted by Merete Ellingsen with hurricane pantograph

The design is a variation on a classic string block, with a fun asymmetrical layout.  The blocks were sewn on paper, and the quilt is intended as a gift for a lovely young lady...

; )


30 December 2016

friday finish III










KF's blue garden
60" * 72"
longarm quilted on hobbs thermore

This one has a mix of lovely flowers, mostly Kaffe Fassett. Using charm packs and jellyrolls to get lots of different prints.

Gifted to a good friend with a lovely little garden.

This year was my 50th birthday, and this quilt was my quilt no 50 to part with, as one way to celebrate this milestone.

Thank you for all the kind and encouraging visits here in 2016. I hope to keep finishing up some quilts in the new year. Wish you all a happy and creative 2017!

;  )

friday finish II







swoon habitat
84" * 84"
longarm quilted on wool batting

This one finished some time ago, but was not so easy to get a good picture of, due to the size of it. The pattern is Swoon by Camille Roskelley and the fabric is the Habitat collection by Jay McCarroll. Almost a copy of a quilt made by Katy Jones, and made with her approval and also help in sourcing the background fabric as I was running low...

Gifted to a dear friend.