01 September 2016


Photoshoot on a foggy day with cows for company:

my tagpoppin' quilt finished at 67" * 67". The beautifully and detailed quilting is by Marianne Engeset Nybølet at KarmaQuilts using thin cotton batting.

This quilt has a multilayered story: 
  • fabric is a mix of collected fabric that was gifted to me by a dear and generous friend, LeeAnn; and shirts we both found while tag popping together in Ballard, Seattle. Happy days!
  • layout is inspired by the find of a viking brooche in a little creek bordering the farm were my grandmother grew up
  • the quilting is Mariannes skilful interpretations of my memories ot his special place. 
  • these pictures are taken on this same location, now a family summer house on a small island on the west coast of Norway.

So happy with how this homage to my grandmother turned out. It holds a lot of good memories and connections for me.


Nifty Quilts said...

Love, love, love it!! It really brings out the spirit of farm life. It's fun to see many of those fabrics again, and remember our tag-popping shopping day. The simple design is refreshing and lets the eye linger on the patches and the beautiful quilting. Love the addition of black and white. Bravo!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is simply gorgeous and even better with all the stories stitched into the quilt. Fantastic photos - so glad you included the cows!

audrey said...

It's perfect! Love that backing too.:)

Quiltefia said...

Så fin Quilt! !! Marianne er så utrolig flink!! Anne Kari 😀

Angie said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love these photos :)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your quilt is a lively mix of fabrics, very pretty! Great photos too! I'm wondering though, what is 'tag popping?'