tirsdag 19. september 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2017

This year's Blogger's Quilt Festival by Amy is here, with so much fun. This is a festival where we can link up our favorite quilts and get so many new ideas from looking at what other quilters linked up. And there are prizes to win. So if you have a nice quilt to link up, you have to do it this week. Or you can just sit down and enjoy all those beautiful quilts by clicking the link.

My first entry is a quilt I made for my son some years ago. And it is still one of my favorite quilts, with the dramatic black and red colors. I borrowed the quilt and took it out for a photoshoot today. And luckily the weather was perfect for that.






























Pattern: HSTs in 2 different sizes
Fabrics: Different black and red cotton fabrics
Finished quilt: 64"x82"
Quilted by: me

Linked up to:
Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Show and tell Monday with Bambi

torsdag 14. september 2017

Island Batik - Back to School Blog Hop + giveaways

It's blog hop time with Island Batik, with lots of inspiration from all the Island Batik Ambassadors. All September you can find blogposts about different lines of fabrics, ideas, patterns and interesting stories about going back to school. You'll find the list at the end of this blog post. So just sit down and enjoy. And don't forget the giveaways, there are two of them. The fabrics you'll find in your local quilt shops.



If you just love beautiful batiks, you have to click Island Batik spring/summer catalog or Island Batik fall/winter catalog. There you will find patterns and good ideas of using these fabrics as well.

What I'm going to present for you today is the Rise & Shine line. Here are the bright fabrics I'm going to use.


















As a teacher I know that pupils are coming to school as they are, with different background, shapes, sizes, colors, ways of behaving. That's why I started my quilt with different shapes and sizes. Then we try to give them the best of what we have, try to individualize as well as give them something in common. Hopefully they will end up with skills to live and work together in harmony.

















There's a blogpost and giveaway from Island Batik here. I have my own giveaway too, and you can win squares of batik fabrics from Island Batik if you comment before September 29th. You just look at the pictures numbered 1 to 9, and tell me what's your favorite color combo. I'll ship anywhere.


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Here's what you can win, 5" squares, 2 from each color. And I'll throw in some neutrals as well. Just enough for a long table runner or a baby quilt.
























Aurifil thread is just perfect for quilting. I love this color to match the fabrics.


Aurifil 2350 - 50wt - 100 % cotton






















Now on to the finished quilt. I've been visiting my and my neighbours' gardens to show you what the fall is like in Norway just now. Finished size 38" by 38".































































Here is the list showing you where you can find great blogposts about these fantastic fabrics all September. Every day is also a new fabric line to experience. And don't forget the giveaways. Enjoy.


WEEK 1

Monday, September 4 – Beaujolais
Quilting Affection DesignsFunThreads Designs

Tuesday, September 5 – Country Dozen
Cheryl Lynch QuiltsInspired Layers

Wednesday, September 6 – Bonsai
Little Bunny Quilts

Thursday, September 7 – Sakura
Masterpiece Quilting

Friday, September 8 – Empress Garden
Dessert Bloom QuiltingSlice of Pi Quilts

WEEK 2

Monday, September 11 – Fresh Pick’ins
KISSed Quilts

Tuesday, September 12 – Lotus Blooms
Kathys Kwilts and More

Wednesday, September 13 – Olivera
Moose Stash QuiltingVicki’s Crafts and Quilting
 
Thursday, September 14 – Rise & Shine
Den Syende HimmelSally’s Quilting Corner

Friday, September 15 – Diner Days
Ark Angel CreationsThe Quilt Rambler

WEEK 3

Monday, September 18 – Seas the Day
KISSed QuiltsWhispers of YoreNeedle & Foot

Tuesday, September 19 – Vineyard
The Inquiring QuilterInchworm Fabrics

Wednesday, September 20 – Abalone
PamelaQuiltsYellow Cat Quilts

Thursday, September 21 – Batiks Go Retro
Adventures in Applique and Quilting

Friday, September 22 – Captain’s Anchor
Purrfect Spots DesignsBeaquilter

WEEK 4

Monday, September 25 – Cherry Berry
Freemotion by the RiverMary Mack Made Mine

Tuesday, September 26 – Lobster Bake
Seams to be Sew

Wednesday, September 27 – Solstice
Bejeweled QuiltsheARTs Creations

Thursday, September 28 – Sour Apple
Seams Like a DreamKauffman Designs

Friday, September 29 – Zen
Lizard Creek QuiltingQuilt’n Party


Linked up to
Needle and Thread Thursday
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Let's Bee Social
Midweek Makers
Crazy mom quilts

søndag 10. september 2017

La Passion - 13 700 hexagons

Det har vel blitt vanlig å passere nytt hundre på søndager. Bare å kjøre på.

As ususal I post a new hundred on Sundays. Here we go.

















Linket up to
Slow Sunday Stitching
Tweety Loves Quilting
Show and tell Monday with Bambi 

lørdag 9. september 2017

Hello Kitty

Med flere langtidsprosjekter på gang, er det kjekt å sy noe som blir ferdig. Jeg har de siste ukene vært med på en utfordring på Instagram, der vi skal sy hundre sekskanter på hundre dager, en hver dag. Trengte en liten pose til å lagre disse sekskantene, og da ble det dagens produkt.

With several ongoing long term projects, it's so fun to do some smaller things in between. The last weeks I've taken part in #100hexies100days2017, where we make one hexie every day. I needed something to keep my hexies in, and made this little pouch from an old pillowcase.


Dagens sekskant og lagringspose sydd av et gammelt putevar.

Det fylles opp.

Her er alle 27 lagt utover. Prosjektet varer da som dere sikkert skjønner 73 dager til. Så posen kommer til å bli helt full tilslutt.

Vet enda ikke hva jeg skal bruke disse sekskantene til.
























Linked up to
Crazy mom quilts
Show Off Saturday
Finished or not Friday 
OhScrap!

onsdag 6. september 2017

Pincushion Parade

It's that time of the year again. And if you don't know by now, I love pincushions.



On the blog My Sister Made Me do it, you'll find the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade!

You can link your own pincushions or just sit down and enjoy. I've tried to dig out some of my beautiful pincushions. Most of them I've got through Bea's pincushionswap. And some of them I made myself. You can find more of my pincushions here.


These pincushions I made for my fellow La Passion sewers.

Don't know if I ever will pin one of these.








A cute sofa I got from Bea recently.

Here the little pig is taking a nap in the sofa on a sunny day.

Some of the animals I've got through the pincushionswap.

All squared up.

Coffee and cupcake?

Different shapes and sizes.

Cakes with no calories.


















I love to reuse old denim jeans.This must be my "ugly pincushion" entry.

This little flower in an Aurifil spool also wanted to be a part of this parade. 



















Linked up to
Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2017 link-up
Let's Bee Social
Midweek Makers
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River 
Needle and Thread Thursday 

tirsdag 5. september 2017

Back to school with Island Batik

 På denne tiden av året har jeg vanligvis vært travelt opptatt med oppstart av skoleåret. Men dette året er mitt første som pensjonist, så det har vært roligere dager. Men jeg kjenner enda kriblingen i magen for det første møtet med gamle og nye elever og kollegaer. 

Høsten er tid for hobbyer. Denne høsten er jeg med i et blogghopp fra Island Batik. Neste uke er min dag, og jeg jobber fortsatt med å få ferdig det jeg vil vise. Du kan vinne premier hos Island Batik og alle som er med på hoppet. Så her er det bare å klikke seg inn og nyte.


This time of the year I'm usually busy starting a new school year. But as this is my first year as retired, the days are calmer. But I can feel the butterflies in my stomach when I think of meeting old and new pupils and colleagues.  

All September there's going on a blog hop from Island Batik. Next week is my day, and I'm still working on what I will show you. You can win prizes with Island Batik and all the participants. So just click the links to find us all.

 

WEEK 1
Tuesday, September 5 – Country Dozen
Cheryl Lynch Quilts • Inspired Layers
Wednesday, September 6 – Bonsai
Little Bunny Quilts
Thursday, September 7 – Sakura
Masterpiece Quilting

WEEK 2

Monday, September 11 – Fresh Pick’ins
KISSed Quilts
Tuesday, September 12 – Lotus Blooms
Kathys Kwilts and More
Wednesday, September 13 – Olivera
Joan Kawano • Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Thursday, September 14 – Rise & Shine
Den Syende Himmel • Sally’s Quilting Corner
Friday, September 15 – Diner Days
Ark Angel Creations • Karen Overton

WEEK 3

Monday, September 18 – Seas the Day
KISSed Quilts • Whispers of Yore
Tuesday, September 19 – Vineyard
The Inquiring Quilter • Inchworm Fabrics
Wednesday, September 20 – Abalone
PamelaQuilts • Yellow Cat Quilts
Friday, September 22 – Captain’s Anchor
Purrfect Spots Designs • Beaquilter

WEEK 4

Tuesday, September 26 – Lobster Bake
Seams to be Sew
Wednesday, September 27 – Solstice
Bejeweled Quilts • heARTs Creations
Thursday, September 28 – Sour Apple
Seams Like a Dream • Kauffman Designs
Friday, September 29 – Zen
Lizard Creek Quilting • Quilt’n Party