mandag 24. mai 2010
Amy is hosting Blogger's Quilt Festival for the third time. There are hundreds of participants; not only showing their quilts, but also telling the stories behind them. Thank you so much Amy for doing this! This is my second time joining the fun. My entry is a wallhanging made in 1999. It was the first mystery quilt I made. The pattern was from a foreign magazine; a Belgium friend translated it into English and sent to me every time there was a new part of it. At that time there wasn't any quilt shop in my area. When I knew how many light, medium and dark fabrics I needed, I asked my eldest daughter in Bergen to help me. I hadn't said anything about what colours I wanted. My daughter didn't want to decide, so it was the staff at the quilt shop that made the decision. I must say I was a bit nervous when I received the package - it could be colours I didn't like at all - but I was happily surprised. During the next months it was exciting to get the next part of the mystery from my friend and make progress. When the quilt was finished, I was satisfied with the result. Now I'll have a cup of tea and enjoy visiting more blogs.
mandag 10. mai 2010
Log Cabin blocksI have made two more of these make-up bags. I like this pattern from the Norwegian designer AnnAKa.A stitchery block is also ready to be started. It's a pattern designed by Angela Prince-Bex some years ago. This is the first of 5 blocks that will be a part of a wallhanging. Happy Quilting!
onsdag 5. mai 2010
Yes, I'm online again :0). We have been without telephone and Internet connection since Friday afternoon. It's not nice when you can't send e-mails and visit blogs.
Last month I mostly concentrated on my daughter's quilt. But Friday I finished a make-up bag, so I just made it - one project a month.