Saturday 31 October 2009

Progress and a mile stone

Can't believe it's been more than a week since my last post. I don't have too much to show, but I have made a little progress on the flannel star quilt:

The sashing and cornerstones are all sewn, and I have started piecing the border.

Not really sure how this border is going to turn out, but I'm an optimist :o)
I have reached the 50 block milestone on my DJ - counting the three blocks of this week, my tally is now 51:

Wohoo!! Have a great weekend!!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Friday 23 October 2009

DJ Update

My box of DJ blocks is slowly filling. This is one of those quilts that will take me a very long time to complete, especially since I have limited myself to hand work only, so I'm savouring each and every block as a little projects of it's own. But now and again I update my spreadsheet and calculate my pieces, just to see how it's coming along. This is how it looks after the latest update:

Tally at the moment is 48 blocks, 647 pieces. These are the latest ones I finished:

I mucked up the colours on the star (supposed to be a light star on a dark background), but I'm not going to be bothered to change it. Three more blocks are cut and ready to be pieced; and more are traced onto freezer paper to cut whenever I have the time and feel like it.

Wishing everyone a great and creative weekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Monday 19 October 2009


Wow, two posts in one day! Perhaps writing a post saying I'm not sewing is just the thing to get me sewing? Anyway, I finished the last 10 stars for my flannel quilt tonight, and thought I'd share:

Now I just have to finally decide how to set them! At the moment I'm thinking of keeping the layout I have now, and do a narrow sashing and corner stones. And I want to do some sort of pieced border since I don't have any large cuts of flannel... I need to sleep on it ;o)

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida


Not much is happening on the quilting front here. I have stitched and prepared some more DJ blocks, but haven't gotten around to taking pictures of them yet. But I thought I'd share some pics from a walk I took with my sister along the river a few days ago

- isn't autumn beautiful?

On my way home I ran across a few of these little guys - and this one was good enough to hold still for me to take a picture :o)

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Saturday 10 October 2009

This and that - a long post

Internet has been out/unstable over the last week, and I haven't been able to upload anything to this blog (grrrr!!!), or to reply to any of your comment - please bare with me. Anyway, here you have everything I had planned to share since my last post in a loooong one (I'll try keeping it short).

I promised to share what Lise and I were working on last week and this is it:

If you are a follower of May Britt's blog, you might have seen a picture of it already :o) We had lots of fun playing with blocks from all over blogland (and from some no-bloggers):

We pieced the top, then Merete did some wonderful long-arm quilting, and Lise finished the binding on Friday night.
When Butterfly visited a couple of weeks ago we had a little peek into my WISP cupboard:

And inspired by our talk I started piecing some blocks I cut well over a year ago in a frenzy of clearing out some flannels:

Back then I got to the cutting stage, but no further. I still have 10 more blocks cut ready to piece. I have a lot of flannel to finish it, but it's only smaller cuts, though, so it will come out scrappy. Hopefully I'll get back to them soon!
Remember I had a bit of a cutting session of Dear Jane blocks? I have done some piecing in the evenings, and my tally is now 37 blocks!!!

I have also done a bit more cutting, so I now have something to pick up when I have some time to relax in front of the tv, or take along when poping out to quilt guild meeting, visiting the parents or so on :o)
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida