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lørdag 7. november 2009

Tabel Mats

Eight table mats are final finished. AnnAKa great Norwegian designer has designed both.
They are gifts and I don’t know who will get them; I have sewn them for my mom she will give them away. Hopefully some of hers friends will be happy with them.

søndag 11. oktober 2009

Ninepatch scrap quilt and Verandah Views - Done

See what I have done :-) The nine patch scrap quilt and Verandah Views are finished.
I have made eight table mats as well this week. Binding shall be sewn on by hand. After a few days at the cabin, it is back at work again tomorrow. One week are going so fast when all you want is to sew.

mandag 5. oktober 2009

Verandah Views top is finished

Today I have finished my Verandah views top. I have used much darker fabric than I had I mind at first. Now it’s the quilting to do, have not decided if it will be by hand or by machine.
Thanks to Cheryl for this lovely BOM, I have enjoyed every stitch.

torsdag 1. oktober 2009

Ninepatch scrap quilt

This is my scrap quilt I have been working on. The quilt is wide enough but a little bit short. I think I will put a narrow frame on the sides and a slightly wider at the top and the bottom.

søndag 27. september 2009

Plans for today

Finally the quilt is finish, and yesterday it was given to my parents in law and they loved it. I will do something else today, I will let the blocks I have to finish the quilt to myself rest in its box.

I have some nine patch blocks that I started with in May 2008. Scrap quilt are fun to do but they are taking time to do when you have to start with the entire cutting first. It’s time to do something with the blocks I have got finish.

It's autumn and summer flowers needed to be replaced.

lørdag 19. september 2009

It's quilted

My project is quilted. It has been a good progress for my quilt after I discover my mistake. Well the mistake I have done is that I don't are making one quilt but two. Yes that is the truth. I was wonder way I had to use so much fabric and I had a bad feeling about how long time it took to sew it. Well I found it out after my last post, and could not get the number of finish blocks and the one I need in my quilt. I will finish the second quilt later. The binding are on my quilt now, but it is to dark to take any photo so last photo will be when the quilt is finish.

tirsdag 15. september 2009

Progress in my project

Many squares to trim

A little cutting needed

Time to sew

Now I've made 96of this color combination

104 of this color combination, one more stripe and they are done.

onsdag 2. september 2009

My next project.

Here is the fabrics I will use in my next project. I'm going to sew a quilt to my parents-in-law who are celebrating golden wedding at the end of this month.

Step one is done, 200 squares 8.5 x 8.5 inch .

mandag 31. august 2009

My sewing room

This is the result of what I have done the last two weeks.
I have cleared and change places on everything in my sewing room. I have thrown out three storage racks and a computer corner. I have moved a wardrobe from my kitchen in to the sewing room and installed some new shelves, and of course got a new smaller computer desk.

Lots of stuff in the shelves, I do like the idea I came up with to use curtains hanging from the roof.

My plan is to use the curtains as a designer wall to small projects. Hope it will work the way I have planed.

The sewing machine is now located in front of the window

The wardrobe from my kitchen

Iron and cut space

Computer corner

A dear little cupboard, for many years, I fit all my fabrics in this small cupboard.

A letter holder keeps track of my small rulers.

torsdag 13. august 2009

Split nine patch rectangles

As you may have seen in my last post this is a technique I've used a lot.
It is very quick and easy sewing, and variation possibilities are truly many.

I have seen the pattern on several Internet sites and on one of these pages is called the technique Disappearing 9 Patch and referred to the Magic Pillows, Hidden Quilt by Karin Hellaby.
A while ago I purchased two packets of material pre-cut 5 "squares. On purchase I got a pattern by Eleanor Burns, which also describes this technique as the pattern called Tossed Nine-Patch.

All the pattern I have seen use squares, none of them use rectangels.

I have published part of this in the Norwegian Quilt Association's magazine. And now the magazine is out and I can show you others too.

This week I have really been sewn much, it was not the plan that I would sew the same technique every day, but as it was.

This is the block used in the tabel mats, cut size are 3 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch, 4 flower, 4 light, and 1 pink. This is for the nine patch block.

Cut the nine patch in 4 parts

Swap space on two of the blocks, at the top right with bottom left, or at the top left of the bottom left.

I have created a table that shows the size of the blocks,  based on the size of the pieces in the nine patch block. download table

Tabel mats, I have sewn 6  of these.  I have used two nine patch blocks in each table mats.

This is at baby quilt, I use the same size nine patch.  I used 9 nine patch blocks.  I love this butterfly fabric thats way I have a strip at the backs too.

One possibility is that one can have the rectangles as protrett or landscape. On the table runner I used rectangles as landscape. I have used 3.5 nines patch in the table runner. 

In this table mats that I have made 4 of, only one nine patch block in each table mats.


onsdag 12. august 2009

Gallery split nine patch

Here are some of the things I have sewn with split nine patch. I have used both squares and rectangles.  

søndag 9. august 2009

Sewing has been done

Finally, some sewing has been done :-) two weeks with vacation are over, one week left before its time to go to work. The first week we did a lot off work at home, renovate our bedroom. That was more work than I had in mind when we started, we stripped the room removed the wardrobe, the carpet and the flooring that was under it. We took all our clothes and moved them in to the living room.

Where are the lounge suites?

I painted the roof and the walls, DH lay new floor, and then we took a trip to Ikea (I look forward to Ikea will open a store in Krisitansand and we don’t have to drive 526 kilometer) and bought some new wardrobe. Then it was time to put them together. 400 screws later (to be honest it was 399 screws) the wardrobe was ready. We granted us a couple days at the cabin. Wednesday after we had moved all our stuff from the living room and inn to the new wardrobe it was time to relax. Sewing machine and some fabric was packed in the car and we went to our cabin.

My first finished project is four table mats, hexagons done by machine. I have made some others also but the bindings are not finished. I will post when they are done. I have also made a crib quilt top. I don’t have any batting with me. The agenda for next week are sewing and relaxing.

søndag 5. juli 2009

First blooms and Posh

There is not much sewing that has been done these days; it is just too hot to do so. The only sewing I've done the last two weeks are two stitchery blocks. Block 7 in the Verandah Views , are one of them. Now it's only one stitchery blocks again, in October comes the last part. The second block that is done are block 2 in Rosalie Quinlan design Little Patchwork Village Wall Quilt.

First Blooms


lørdag 20. juni 2009

Table mats

Table mats are almost finished. But I have to sew the binding on at the back by hand, because one and a half to make all four done. I’m in a “bad” situation right now. Sitting here in our cabin and have no more thread to finish up. Tomorrow we are going to the birthday party and the table mats are the present, I have also planed that my niece should have some coasters too.

Step one is done.

Step two is to make a cut and a turn. Then sew together and add to more stripes.

Quilt and put on binding and the table mats are done.

Get inspired

Get inspired, I just have to take a photo of this cabin roof. I find it beautiful and inspiring.