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...

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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!

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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.

friday finish I

fractured field study no 2. 
84" * 84"
longarm quilted on wool batting 

This year is close to an end, and I have a couple of finished quilts to share.

Long time ago, I enjoyed playing volleyball. Who knew that the outdoor volleyball net one day would be the best chance to take picture of my finished quilt....

Also a long time in the making, this is my twist on Kathy Doughty's fractured pattern. Lots of favourite fabrics in this one, starting out with Anna Maria Horner's Field study collection.

21 October 2016

friday finish

Some quilts take a long time to make, others just happens .... my "vertical" finished at 55" * 72", quilted by hand with perle cotton on quilters dream select cotton batting.

The bees are still active in the garden outside, and it seems there's been more sewing activity inside, as well. Planning to use these beautiful october days to take pictures of a few more makes. 

Wish you all a lovely weekend!

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12 October 2016

scrap buster medallion

A public photoshoot on a sunny october day by the sea,  airing the newly finished "scrap buster medallion" and taking advantage of having an extra pair of hands / capable photographer helping out. The quilt finishes at 60" by 80", is hand-quilted with perle cotton no 16 on a soft and lovely hobbs cotton batting. 

This one have been 6 years in the making, including a long hibernation waiting for me to find a way to make it a bit wider. The aqua frame was added this spring, using small fussy-cut motives from the african butterfly print by alexander henry I used for the back. 

It feels a bit strange bringing your creation out in the open. It is a good way to display a bigger quilt if you don't have a big garden of your own. I always appreciate the way daylight presents the colours of the quilts. So hopefully this first will not be the last outdoor in public photoshoot adventure for me...

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