08 December 2012

sirupssnipper








Cookie making is an important part of Christmas preparations and tradition says you have to make 7 different kinds. Then you are likely to find your favorite one amongst them. 
Sirupssnipper is one of the classics. I have no idea how to translate the name but they are recognizable by their diamond shape and half an almond on top. 

So, I consider my sirupssnipper quilt part of my Christmas preparations this year. Not eatable but still a favorite. Maybe the wool batting has a lot to do with that, making it warm and soft. The quilt finished at 50" by 72",  longarm quilted in a pattern called Rosie. Thank you, Merete for your beautiful work on my quilt!

This quilt started out very innocent around Christmas time two years ago. I had a charm pack and a full bag of 2" paper hexagons to play with. Hexagons are quite addictive. Soon I started adding fabric from stash, only leaving a few of the original charms (see center diamond in picture above for the original charms that got to stay). The hexagons were made over time, only interrupted by a few trips to the chiropractor and a few longer breaks. Layout with hexagons are always a bit of a challenge to me so I dusted off my EQ for this one. The size is a compromise of stash and improvised framing of the diamonds. There were times when I questioned my sanity for making this quilt and I even considered giving it away (That's when my DH started worrying "What? You can not give this quilt away! Are you crazy?").

We have had seriously cold weather lately so I have had a chance to use my sirupssnipper quilt. Growing quite fond of it. Enjoying the soft and warm feel of the quilt. Long story short- I think sirupssnipper is my new favorite.

( a disclaimer: the cookies was purchased for photographic use only...)

Wish you a great weekend. Making or savoring your own favorites...

; )



18 comments:

pamina said...

Just a word : Beautiful !!!

Tilkkureppu said...

Beautiful!

Cathy said...

Very pretty, I particularly like the layout which is a bit unusual. I also like the larger size of the hexagons. I might be able to manage this size but the 1" version would be a lifetime project for me!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Marit! This is really beautiful quilt! I was surprised to see again new quilt from you, but if you have started it while ago I understand. I miss Finnish ginger coocies and this quilt reminds me of them! Lovely soft colours and hexagons are always so good!
Happy weekend! x Teje

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

It looks wonderful, much better than any cookies;)
Enjoy your warm quilt and sirupssnipper on this snowy windy day!

Chase said...

Oh.. Marit.. What a lovely quilt you have here! The colors are so warm and calm. The layout is fun! I love to try your kind of cookies. It has been cold in N.D. We are going down to below 2 tomorrow. It is snowing now and we are home rest/ sewing/ cleaning.. :) Happy Holiday to you and yours~ xC

Franziska said...

the inspiration you used for this quilt is wonderful. That's really creative!

Nifty Quilts said...

It's wonderful! The colors look like all of those fragrant spices of the season--ginger, cardamom, cinnamon. The quilting and the wool batting make it a perfect winter warm-up quilt. I can see why it's your current favorite!

Mona said...

Nydelig teppe. Minner meg litt om farmors teppe i boken til Trinew Bakke. Det holder nemlig jeg på med. ca halvveis. Håper å få sydd litt mere på det etter jul. Ha en super søndag.

Lilla dør said...

Så stilig. Kjempe fint teppe i fine farger og flott arbeid. Ha ein fin og kreativ søndag

Butterfly said...

Heisann :0)
Så flott teppet ditt er! Likte fargene du kombinerte med brunt Godt mannen din fikk overtalt deg til å gjøre det ferdig. Hyggelig med advent og juleforberedelser!

Blir ikke syv slag hos oss, men i dag har vi bakt pepperkaker ;0) Håper å få bakt kokkosmakrober i løpet av uken!

Håper du har en fin søndagskveld!

:0)
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Lappedamen said...

Å, så deilig julequilt! Godt å kose seg under denne herligheten. Nydelig!

Lynne said...

That quilt is lovely - the colours are so toasty warm and the touch of cool grey is genius! The quilting is gorgeous too.

Karin said...

OK, you used EQ for the layout??? I have NO clue how to use EQ for hexagons! Maybe I need to get out my manual. I have EQ6......

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is just beautiful. Love the name. It reminds me of warm caramel sauce.

Carla said...

Love it, love it....what a fun setting. The colors are so comforting...makes me want a cup of hot chocolate and one of your cookies (which I've never heard of...I'll have to look it up...bet I'd like them). I suer hope that you are feeling better and enjoying your looonng novels!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Love the colors in this quilt. They really are very soothing. Well done!

I am Just One Mom said...

Lovely. All of this piecing by hand? Oh my, doubly lovely.