Sunday, October 19, 2008

B-day pressie

The evenings this last week has been busy stitching on a birthday present quilt. My Aunt turned 60 early this summer, and my Uncle will be 60 in the spring, so this weekend they celebrated their 120 years! Of course I had to make them a quilt :o) A one block repeat lap size quilt:

The pattern is "Pink Lemonade" from Eleanor Burn's book "Quilts Through the Seasons" - supposedly a quilt in a day... depends on how you define "day" - I estimate to have used 24 efficient work hours on this one since I made the first cut, till the last stitch was in the label.

The quilting is just some over all swirls (think you can see it if you enlarge the photo), that were a lot of fun to do! I'm very pleased with this one, and I think they were as well!

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Weekend inspirations

A couple of weeks ago Hanne and I joined a few other quilting ladies to have a mass-sewing session for the "Tepper som varmer" - "Quilts that warm" - run by the Norwegian Quilters Asociation, made for for children that spend long time in hospital. Hanne has made quite a few quilts for them, my first, but definitely not the last!

Being me, I forgot to utilize my camera during the weekend (brought it, but it got stuck in the bag, sigh!), but today I was lucky to get some pictures from one of the ladies arranging the weekend (thank you, Gretha!), and thought I'd share some of the creativity with everyone.




Me stitching the binding onto the quilt I made during the weekend

This is the quilt all done! A good lap size quilt, I had a lot of fun making - it sort of came to life as I went along, starting with the Broken Dishes blocks and improvising from there - a simple meandering all over keep the three layers together.



All in all 31 quilts/quilt tops was produced during the weekend, it was fab to participate, and lots of inspiration to take home!
Hope everyone have a wonderful week!
Sincerely, Anne Ida