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Monday, September 24, 2007

It's a beginning

It's hard to believe it has been a week since my last post! I've loved the responces I have received on the blue and white swap quilt top! Thank you so much to all of you who made a block for me, and thank you to all who have left me a comment! I really appreciate it! Over this week, I haven't done all that much quilty stuff. I've started on the blocks for the border of my swap quilt - 48 Log Cabin Blocks so far - I still need to make four more.

Yesterday was a grey day here, so apart from a walk with a group of my collegues to Bygdøy, a penninsula in the Oslo fjord, to have a look at the government's gift to the King and Queen for their 70th birthdays, I spent the day on the sofa doing a bit of hand piecing. I bought Brenda Papadakis' book "Dear Jane" in June, and my fingers have been itching to start making blocks ever since. I managed to stitch two yesterday:

Hopefully it will be scrappy with the main colours being blue and beige, I've picked out some lovely Thimbleberries fabrics for that cozy country feel - perhaps with some small specs of other colours blended in. Ive decided to do this wholely as a hand piecing project, so it will take lots and lots of time, and I'm sure you will find an update on the progress here every now and then :o)

Sincerely, Anne Ida

9 comments:

meggie said...

Those log cabin blocks look lovely. I cant wait to see the completed quilt.

Elin said...

This is a very nice start! Good luck!

Guðrún said...

Yes, yes, hurray, two blocks, it is a great start, can´t wait to see the next two.

Debi said...

First SBS now Dear Jane, you really do like challenges...don't you. Good job on the two new blocks.

Rose said...

Well u have already doubled the amount of DJ Blocks that I have done sweetie lol....they look lovely, i love the background fabric that ur using. Its very pretty!!
Your loggies look great, they will really border ur SBS swap quilt so well. They were the perfect choice!!!
Hugs

CONNIE W said...

Good for you for getting started on the DJ! I have the supplies now to make one (book, software, templates, tote bag, fabric) but no time to get with it...I've been saving it for a fall/winter project. First have to get some things on my 'to do' list that have deadlines finished up. Gudrun is also starting her DJ and just posted about it. I guess I need to get busy and try to keep up with you two.

gwen said...

Some more tiny blocks, you do like a challenge, don´t you! I am sure the log cabins will match prefectly your SBS quilt.
A hand-sewing project sounds good and I bet you will finish it in no time at all! Take care.

The Chicken Lady said...

More blue and white....:) The blocks look great. I just love it when I get stuff done and can start on more! Have fun! :)

Jeanne said...

Oh,, it's terrific to see more DJ blocks! Yours are very pretty in the blues. The log cabin blocks are pretty, also.