Friday, 22 May 2009

Some progress

You might remember I attended a Dear Jane class with our DJ guru Hanne back in March, and that I made some blocks using pastels. Since then my pile of the little blocks have grown a tiny bit - there are now 16 of them for my secret project #1:

I have been making some more elements for this project as well - just a small sneak peek:

The picnic quilt has been layered and basted, and is at the moment keeping Bernie company on my desk.

So far I have quilted a motif in the ten "plain" blocks, the other ten will be stippled around the appliqué flowers. I haven't decided yet what to do in the sashings and the borders, so there's still some ways to go. Hope to make lots of progress on it over the weekend, especially if the weather keep on being the way it has (rain... we had a huge thunderstorm last night...).

I'm curious about all new quilting gadgets, and at the annual meeting of NQA there were a lot of talk about "Lickety Grip" - quilting gloves in a box.

Of course I had to give it a try. I still haven't made up my mind on what I think about it yet... I'll let you know :o)

Have a wonderful and creative weeekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida


Marit Irene said...

Nydelige SBS-block!

jofridsquilt said...

Dear Janeblokkene dine er så lekre og sarte. Gleder meg til å sjå kva du har tenkt med dei. Helsing Jofrid

Lappetausa said...

DJ-blokker med nye effekter, hmmm, skal tru kva dette skal bli! Fint ser det i alle fall ut!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful Jane blocks! Your colors and fabrics are so feminine and pretty. Keep up the wonderful work.

*karendianne. said...

What lovely things you have to share today. The fabrics make my heart sing which I find interesting since I'm such a dark fabric, civil war gal. But!... you've done it again. :)

PS: curious what you think of that new lickity grip.

Butterfly said...

Hei, hei :o)

Du, jeg angrer nesten litt for at vi ikke har dratt til Gøteborg..... Hva med deg?????

Må si du har vært effektiv :o) Jeg bruker bare tid med bøkene mine....
Skal gjøre ferdig et pat vesker til levering på mandag, men det er vel så langt det strekker seg, sømmessig, for tiden.

Håper du har en solfylt helg!!


Kim said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and giving some much needed encouragement. Your blog is great and I hope to learn how to add more things to make mine more interesting like yours.
Love your Dear Jane so far. I actually gathered fabric for this quilt at one time, sign up for the class and it got canceled...never started it.....but it is on my list. So many quilts so little time.
Oh I do admire you ladies who are bilingual too!

Happy Sewing,

May Kristin said...

You're really teasing us with this! Lovely DJ blocks!

Guðrún said...

Oh my, Dear Jane, as you may remember I begun two years ago I think. You are making progress :)