Friday, August 14, 2015

More Stonefields Quilt blocks and another Bingo


I  have hit another Bingo with my Stonefields Quilt blocks - month no. 8 is done!


Hand piecing looks good from both sides - and it is a pleasure to iron when the the block is done :-)
I love to use all methods in a quilt - and I have no objections about mixing hand and machine piecing in the same quilt.




Every time I hit a Bingo I put those blocks together in a zip lock bag


Then I put the zip lock bags together with the corresponding pattern in a see through box + hexagon flowers for the borders in piles of 10 with a clip on.



Above is the box I keep on my desk, with random finished blocks and hexie flowers + patterns. This system makes it easy for me to find blocks to do and keep motivation up :-)




~ Wishing you all a happy weekend ~


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stonefields quilt - more blocks - and hitting a Bingo


It is fun to work Bingo style - picking blocks here and there,
and it is like a prize to hit a true Bingo :-)
Here is Bingo on month no. 2  (above) + close-ups of the latest finished blocks below.



Yesterday I learned that Coriene, from whom I purchased my Stonefields pattern won the Viewers Choice prize + 2nd prize in the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham with The Stonefields Quilt this year made by her + machine quilted by Kay Bell! How great!

Congratulations Coriene + Kay - I am so proud of you!
Your quilt is so lovely and a great inspiration to me :-)

small steps

every stitch counts!


Monday, August 10, 2015

I believe in daily threads!


In May I decided that this project deserved to be finished over the summer  - and now it is :-)
If you are in to Dear Jane / Jane Stickle inspired quilts, you will recognize the blocks.

The blocks are 4,5" finished and they are a result of a 1 to 1 swap with a dear friend many years ago. We decided from month to month which 2 different blocks to make each - 1 to keep and 1 to send over the big ocean.The theme was Autumn.

With the spacer plain blocks this can be a small lap quilt or just for decoration.
I have this quilt hanging over the back of a chair in my dining area, so I see it and enjoy it every day. I am not a very autumn colour girl, but the overall feeling of this quilt and what it means to me makes me smile!

Daily threads do make a difference :-)
I will dig out another slow project shortly!


Sewing down bindings are nice outdoor work - when the weather is good.
A glass of rosé and fresh strawberries just added to the moment :-)




The Stonefields quilt - some group photos


3 weeks ago, I found that it was time to spread the finished blocks out, to get a colour feel of what I am doing :-)
Me like !!

I got inspired to keep on keeping on :-)








The Stonefields quilt progress


It has been a cold and wet summer - and I have spent a lot of time in Quilt Corner.

The cold weather and this stiff body is not coming along to well.
I am happy we spent time in Turkey in June, and I am already saving for next year!

I have been working steadily on my Stonefields quilt though, and it is growing blocks by block.

I have it a Bingo on Month 1.
Working Bingo style like I like it the best is fun and I enjoy picking what block to do next.



rules of quilting



Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy moment

2015-07-17 15.31.24

We have not had the best of summers here in Norway, with a lot of rain and cold weather, so every time I have the chance I just grab some hand work and sit outdoors.

This was on Friday, and dear husband served us a tall glass of bubbles. We had a good time out in the sun.

I remember only to well summers in the past when I have been 100 % house bound for health reasons, so you will hear me sing, come rain or shine -
rain does not bother me much anymore,
as long as I feel good and can come and go out of my house as I like!

It is always good sewing weather, right?

PS - I am already saving for our next trip to Turkey - next year :-)

blessings mouse


Times flies so fast


Time flies so fast when I am having fun :-)
It is like an energy boost to pick what blocks to do next and what colours to put in to the mix.




time flies


Thursday, July 16, 2015

More blocks


Cups of coffee, audio books, needle and thread - life is good!



makes your  heart sing


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Block meditation


Working on these blocks gives me a good flow feeling - quite meditative really.

I am not preparing a lot in advance, as that is not how my mind works.
I like to follow through one block at a time - picking what block to work on, picking fabric, cutting pieces and / or preparing the applique, doing the work, getting the good feeling of accomplishment.
I see each block as a project - this quilt has 121 project in the mid section + borders.
Should keep me busy for quite a while :-)




Wishing you a wonderful day!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Never a dull moment!


I am never bored, and I wish I could have more hours to a day -
so many blocks to make, so many lovely patterns to use, so many quilty dreams!

I am doing the blocks of this quilt in no particular order, bingo style, just like i love it the best!
Whatever block catching my eyes is the block of the day.






I try my very best to work from fabric collection 99 % of the time,
and this was a 1 % moment, as I needed some fabric inspiration last week - a nice bundle of fat 8's from my local shop Trådsnella :-)

Speaking of shops  - Lappemakeriet in Norway now carry the Block Of the Month patterns for The Stonefields Quilt, in case you live in Norway, want to shop locally, and  want to be quilt block crazy with me too.
No affiliation - I just know they are a nice shop and have just started this BOM program. 
The more quilters having fun around the globe, the merrier :-)


Stay tuned for more blocks shortly!


Monday, July 13, 2015

More blocks :-)


I have so much fun picking the fabrics for my blocks :-)
I am working from what I have here in Quilt Corner, and it is a good feeling to use from my treasures while they are precious and not feel out-dated.





Friday, July 10, 2015

The Stonefields quilt block passion


If you have known me for a while, you will know that block based quilts makes my heart sing :-)
It is my passion, my drive, my kind of fun!

The Stonefields Quilt is a 10 month BOM, and I had been drooling over it for a while before I took the step and ordered it from Amaryllis Lifestyle in the Netherlands.
Thank you Coriene, for excellent service and friendly mails - very much appreciated! :-)


I am doing this quilt in my usual whimsical way - picking blocks here and there and using my most beloved fabric treasures.

I love thumbing the patterns and choosing what blocks to do next!


my soul is fed



Thursday, July 09, 2015

One can never have to many


Especially in summer, one can never have to many pouches - for sewing tools, for toiletries, for computer cords and what not.
Making these was great fun - and I will make more :-)



Handles are always handy!


Yes, I am carpet bombing my blog with new posts today :-)

I am recognizing the worst enemy when it comes to my blogging, which is Tomorrow.
Tomorrow is often disturbed by this and that, like trips,  nice visits, being lost in Quilt Corner and having to deal with health issues and  life in general.
My new Tomorrow is Today :-)

Plan A motivation