søndag 19. april 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Amy - Park City Girl - is hosting an online Quilt Festival , and I have joined in. I'm a bit late as the festival started April 17th, but it runs until April 24th. Amy asks bloggers to show their favourite quilt. I think it's very difficult to choose, but I have decided to show you a quilt I made for one of my daughters. In 1999 she saw a quilt in "More Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts" with Pam Bono Designs. I had already told her I'd make a quilt for her, but what would she like? After looking in many books, she told me she wanted "Flying home" from the book mention above. Ok, I ordered fabrics and started. We both thought it wouldn't take too long to finish :-) Oh, how wrong we were. After some while I had to give priority to some other projects - time passed and the quilt had definitely become a UFO. Well, not to make the story too long - the quilt was finished about 5 years later. The title of the book "..........Quick ..........." didn't work for me :-) The photos don't really do he quilt justice - I wish I had taken them in a better light. The size of the quilt is about 74" x 110"
Almost 300 bloggers have joined this fun. There's so any beautiful quilts to see, so if you are interested you find the participants here.

fredag 17. april 2009

I'm back

I'm back. I haven't had much time to update my blog over the Easter holiday since the house has been full of guests. It's been lovely to have my family here, the only downside - if you can call it that - is that there hasn't been any time for quilting. I don't think I have touched the sewing machine since my last post! :-) However I have knitted a little now and then. The great thing about socks is that you don't have to pay attention to a complicated pattern, so it's possible to talk and knit. I have to admit that I haven't made all these pairs over Easter - some were made earlier this winter. Today though I want to "dig out" the sewing machine again. I haven't quite decided what the next project will be, but I'm having withdrawal symptoms :-)))

mandag 6. april 2009

Scrap quilt

The scrap quilt is completed in time for Easter :-) It feels good to have it out of the way.

The winner is .....

First of all - thank you so much for the nice comments in connection with my one year of blogging! I will continue :-)) Visiting blogs gives me a lot of inspiration, and I appreciate new friendships.
I wrote all the names - some of them twice - and put them into this bowle.
Then I closed my eyes and picked out one piece of paper - while my eldest daughter took the photo - and ...........the winner was ..................
Ankie! Congratulations! Ankie, please send me an e-mail with your snail mail address so I can send it to you.