23 July 2018


Slow quilting by hand, using the double baptist fan template. Cotton batting, dark purple no 16 perle cotton thread. Lovely texture. A very happy quilt. 

My Hollyhocks finished at 60" * 72"

This quilt is a little homage to the Norwegian painter Kjell Pahr Iversen. His colourful paintings, especially a series he named Icons, inspired me to take up quilting. Paint or fabric - just two different tools for expression - right?

If you look at the previous blogpost, the Madhouse blocks started out with a pentagon center. These Hollyhock blocks start out with a hexagon center. Variation on a theme. Which I have realised I often do. Do you?

05 April 2018


spring is late this year and I will share a quilt I finished a bit earlier

here is madhouse:

  • finished at 72" * 72"
  • hand quilted in perle cotton no 16 on quilters dream wool batting
  • logcabin variation, starting with a pentagon shape
  • basted on the wall with quilters safety pins

using 2.5", 3.0" and 6.0" strips and charm pack squares from my many boxes of precut fabric, I managed to scale down and free up some storage space. Rearranging fabric is an neverending activity. I think it's also a way to find new inspiration.

The quilt is soft and warm, quite happy with the finish. I have used a bit of black color, and think it adds a lot of dept to the palette.

More hand quilting is going on behind the scenes, and hopefully there will be more quilty goodness to share in a while...

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.