Sunday, January 15, 2017

Return of the Park Bench

Yikes! I knew I have quite a few WISPs and UFOs and that some of them have been laying there for a long time. But as I pulled out my Park Bench blocks this morning I discovered I haven't worked on this quilt since May 2014 - I had no idea it had been so long!

So the goal of the day was to get the top together - and I got it done!!!

Two of the rows were already put together, so starting today I had three rows to go + sewing the five rows together. It has taken me most of the day, and it's far from perfect, but I'm so happy to have the top sewn together. Backing is in my stash, and I think I have batting for it as well. Hopefully I'll have s summer quilt ready by the time the weather gets warm :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Triangle Gatherings

While blog hopping this morning I came across Lisa Bongean's Weblog (Lisa from Primitive Gatherings), and found that she is hosting a BOW this year called Triangle Gathering. As far as I can tell she is planning 87 blocks that all are made using HSTs.

 Block one

There's no secret I love my HSTs. They are just so versatile. So call me nuts, but I think I'll join this project, and have already started to catch up on the first blocks.
 Block two

Lisa is doing several different sizes. When I spotted the post, I was thinking to do the 4", however the piece of scrap on my cutting mat I wanted to start with could only be trimmed to 1,25"

Block three

So I went for it, and this is my first three blocks - they look like they need a re-press, they're not quite as wonky in real life as they look in the pics. Here they are with my 1" by 12" ruler - they are tiny little things, and I can't imagine doing the 2" blocks.

Not really sure how this will turn out, if I'll keep to the blue and brown scheme, or if it will be totally scrappy. However I'll use up some of my scraps and bits and pieces. 

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

Over Christmas I spotted the coolest use of an old Husquarna sewing machine (among other things).

Too bad the shop wasn't open so I could get a proper look.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday Night With Friends

Last night was this year's first Friday Night With Friends, run by Cheryll over at Gone Stitchin'.

So I picked up some yummy sushi on my way home from work, and got the chocolate out of the kitchen cupboard, and settled in for a night with needle, fabric, tread and yarn.

What did I get up to? I made my block of the week. A 6" Millennium block in greys, blues and beiges:

That is all the sewing I got in... I'm on call at work this weekend, and had a few things I needed to handle, and then the sofa and my knitting called my name:

I managed to make quite a bit of progress on my pink sweater - having heaps of fun with this :-)

What eveyone else was up to last night, you can find here:

Thank you Cheryll for organizing this fun sew together!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Quilting Resolution

I have made a quilty new year's resolution every year I have kept this blog. I have lots of WIPS and UFOs I know I should finish, as well as ideas and plans for a lot of my fabric stash.

However, seeing as my sewing has been very unpredictable over the last couple of years, my resolution for 2017 will be a simple one:

Hopefully this will bring some finishes by the end of 2017 :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Godt nyttÄr! Happy New Year!!

Happy new year! All the best wishes for 2017!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, December 24, 2016

God jul! Merry Christmas! And Christmas Beauty

Wishing all my blogfriends a happy holiday!

The binding on my Christmas Beauty quilt was stitched down last night, and this morning it was popped in the washing machine. Unfortyunately the tumble dryer has gone on vacation, so at the moment it is flat drying on the floor:

Very happy my Christmas quilt is finished for Christmas

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Sewing

The blocks are done, 80 buckeye beauty blocks = 960 pieces ...and I'm contemplating a pieced border... not really sure how I'm going to pull it together.

Today the plan is to get the top together:

Still hoping to have the quilt ready for Christmas - a bit nuts, I know 😉

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida