09 March 2010

winter blues


A little swap with Clare made these pretty "Blueberry Fool" blocks appear in my mailbox last week. Lots of lovely blue.

It has been a long winter. The snow is still around. (coldest, longest winter in 30 years in these necks of the wood). Feeling a bit of winter blues...

So I started playing, improv style.


Shaping a medallion.

Adding some letters - lyrics from an old song favorite by Anne Grete Preus:

lav sol (the sun is low)
høy himmel (the sky is high)



Adding the star.

The letters are 7" high. The full top is about 30" * 60":


I had a lot of fun, Clare. Practicing for my Lazy Gal Liberated Amish 2010 Get Together quilt.

Happy sharing, swapping, sewing and playing...

; )

15 comments:

Clare said...

They look gorgeous. I love this quilt.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Så fint!!!! Morsomt å få blokker i posten!! Jeg må ta tak i Liberated quiltene mine igjen. De ligger litt på is.....Fint å bruke Anne Grete Preus låter!! Bra dame, med bra musikk!! AnneKari:-)

Leslie said...

this looks so lovely!! great job

wishes, true and kind said...

You are having fun with it, and it shows! Wonderful job!

Mrs Moen said...

Gorgeous, Marit!

quiltycat said...

Happy winter if the result is a so nice quilt!
nichi

shellysquilts said...

Marit, It is fantastic! I love the blue and yellow. Happy finishing!

MichelleB said...

I love it Marit! Those blueberry blocks are just wonderful. And the star block. And the words! I love it all.

Allie said...

That's gorgeous - you are such an inspiration!

Nanci said...

Oh and translations too, I love it.
I may try some lettering soon. It's a great way to use up my left over stuff.

nicolette said...

Beautiful Marit!

Janet said...

I love what you're working on, the colours are fabulous together and I'm loving the liberated look. Truly inspirational.

Deborah said...

Stunning!

Cher said...

love this! great colors, great combining...

belinda said...

wonderful to look at the great colors!