Sunday, May 18, 2014


One of the reasons my Park Bench has been put on hold is I have been doing some smaller stuff in between the long seams. I have been thinking of making one of those long potholder-thingys for quite a while, and when I had trouble coming up with a birthday pressie for my Mom I figured I'd give it a go and see if I could come up with something she would be happy with. Don't think this turned out too bad:

To protect the top of the user's hands I made two star blocks using the Hex n' More ruler - the half hexagon and the triangle was used for the blocks and then they were trimmed down.

I cut some extra triangles and used them on the back to break it up a little. The "hand pockets" are lined with a thin batting while the main part has got a double layer of medium thick cotton batting. Hopefully no fingers will be burned! However when I gifted it to her today, I was told it would not be put anywhere where it might get grease, stains or burns... have a feeling it might end up as a "table runner"...

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, May 17, 2014


200 years ago the Norwegian Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll, and today there's a huge anniversary celebration all over the country.


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Park Bench: Rows 1 and 2

Making oh soooo slow progress putting my Park Bench top together. Two down,
three to go :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fabric Shopping

Remember me saying my fingers were itching to make Jaybird Quilts' Night Sky? Well my fingers are still itching a bit, and over the last couple of weeks two envelopes has dropped into my mail box. One with 27 yummy fat quarters, and one with 6 yards of a lovely black on black fabric.

Thinking I need to finish my Park Bench, but I just couldn't resist adding these to my stash. And hopefully one day I will be able to make my very own Night Sky :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Park Bench - the first row

My Park Bench quilt top is slowly coming together. I have layed out all my blocks, and done a little shuffling around to distribute the colours to the best to my ability. The firsts row is now pieced together:

And hopefully the rest of them will follow shortly :-)
From a beauiful sunny Sunday in Oslo,
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida