Saturday, June 7, 2014

Summer Hand Sewing

Summer temperatures have found their way to Oslo, and spending time with Bernie doesn't feel too tempting. The corner where my desk and sewing machine is set up is fairly dark, and it gets a bit hot and stuffy when the sun warms up the bricks of the building. I still have ambitions of finishing my Park Bench quilt within the forseeable future, but at the moment hand sewing sitting outside enjoying the nice weather is more tempting.

I bought Sue Daleys Playing with paper pack 34 at some point after the inspiration night Kathrine's Quiltestue arranged back in April 2011, and it has been sitting on the shelf since. I have opened and closed it a few times thinking to do something with it, but feeling I should finish other stuff first. Now I have decided to give it a go:


The main part of the quilt is made up of only two shapes: the diamond and the jewel, while the edge has triangles, half diamonds and half jewels as well. The blocks are coming together very smoothly, and I'm having heaps of fun with this! Once it is done my quilt will be very different than the original Sue showed at the trunk show:


Enjoy summer!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

2 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

I have been working on this quilt for a year or more.........going with blues and a cream.........goodluck with your progress.........I should pull mine out and get some more one on it too.........

Nemo said...

Wow! Your quit is really growing! You started the first block (sewing the first four diamonds together) on Wednesday? Nice work! Can't wait to see it finished. :)