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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Disappearing 9-patch

We had some really hot weather last week, so on Tuesday I packed my bags and went to the summer house for a few days to get some air. The weekend I spent with my sister, including a trip to the summer exhibit at LQS - Lappemakeriet. So that's the reason no one has heard from me lately, I have a list of e-mails I need to answer, and according to Bloglines I have over 400 new posts to read, so it might take me some time to get through them all, so please have patience with me.

I don't have much quilty news, but I do have another finish! A while back there was a block exchange on Stoffbytteklubben; we swapped 12" nine patch blocks in blues, greens and creams. All in all 30 blocks made by Astri, Elin, Kari, Karin and myself:

Sunday before I left, I cut my pile up and pieced the top together and layered it. And on Monday night I quilted it with some large meandring. I finished the binding at the summer house and left the quilt down there to be used and enjoyed through the autumn.

Oh, and I just have to share this little cutie - my sis and I came across him/her near the river on our way home from the LQS - isn't he adorable? And sooo tiny and perfect:

Oh, and my shopping at the LQS? I was a pretty good girl and only got a few things:

Happy quilting!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

20 comments:

Chocolate Cat said...

Sounds like you had a nice few days!

Sigrun said...

Så flott teppe ditt ble.

May Kristin said...

Good for you that you got some sea-breeze! That's the best when it's too hot!
Your disappearing 9 patch look great!
Take care!

Inger said...

Så fine farger du har brukt i teppet. Liker veldig godt de blåfargene.

Anonymous said...

Nydelig teppe du har sydd. Skulle gjerne vært med på dette bytte, men tida mi strakk ikkje til innen fristen. Flott blogg du har, eg er ofte innom den. Helsing Astrid M B

Rose said...

Glad to have u home!!! The quilt looks fantastic!! Love ur purchases, that stencil looks great!!!!
Big hugs xxx

TLC said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love that you showed the blocks before you cut them up.

Jeanne said...

I love your DNP quilt! I've been making DNP blocks with some novelty fabrics for kids' quilts, but really like the look of your colors.

Suzie said...

Nice to have you back! And you've been pretty busy as usual! The split nine-patch quilt looks beautiful!!!
The stencil for quilting is a great one, and I love the blue fabric!

Guðrún said...

Well done finishing another quilt. It seems it comes in handy already.

Butterfly said...

Heia!

Teppet ditt ble kjempefint, og du brukte VELDIG mye kortere tid enn meg...... har fortsatt noe igjen
hmf..... ;-D

Flink er du!!

klem, Yvonne

Catherine said...

I love your quilt -- the colours are so perfect for summer! That tiny little frog is incredible -- I've never seen one so tiny.

Karol-Ann said...

great quilt! You do seem to get your projects done quickly :-)

Vipsen said...

Så flott 9-patch-teppet ditt ble!
For ikke å snakke om alt det andre du har laget :-)

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wow do you finish fast! Seems like you are always finishing up something...I'm jealous! :)

gwen said...

And yet another finish, I can�t believe how fast you are! The DNP looks great. I like the way you arranged the blocks. Such a simple block for such a stunning effect.
We had exactly the same little frogs here 2 weeks ago. They have travelled a long way! Take care.

meggie said...

That quilt is lovely!
Love the little perfect frog.

quiltingscraps said...

Sounds like a wonderful time away! I just love all of hte nine patches, the finished quilt looks fabulous.
Cheers Erica

Susan said...

In single blocks, it looked so blue and green, and I love how the process of cutting and resewing the blocks made such a variegated, sparkly quilt!

bingo~bonnie said...

that's the littlest tiny froggy I've ever seen! I wonder if you had kissed him... instead of Prince Charming.. if it would have been a baby size price to love on ;) LOL

Love from Texas! ~bonnie