Sunday, June 24, 2007

A perfect day for sewing


It is cold outdoors, and quite wet as well, so it is perfect for sewing corner activities.
My Leanne's House block # 2 is done and I am eager to prepare another one.
Here you see the 2 first blocks together.

I started out with enough batting for the outside borders on my 2 blocks as well, but as I am carrying my blocks around the batting get more wear than I like and I have cut the extra off.


Our beloved grandcat did not like the heavy showers much yesterday either, and stayed indoors more than usual.
A good next-to-the-sewing-machine, laying-on-the-best-fabrics cuddle were had as well - a joy for both cat and quilter :-)


Here is my friend Bjørg's first Leanne's House block joined, and as you see she is making it ready for stitchery.
The deep reds and the browns are lovely together and bring my thoughts to cherries and chocolate.

20 comments:

Judith said...

I just love it both color variations.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Hanne, it's just gorgeous. I love your stitching, you're just so precise!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful blocks. I just love Leanne's patterns and both of you are doing a terrific job of interpreting them. I hope the weather was better today for you.

Darlene said...

Both versions are beautiful. Last night I started my Quilter's Journey by Leanne and have been enjoying it immensely. I love her designs so much.

QuiltingFitzy said...

So are you embroidering thru the batting too?

I just love your work Hanne, it's very exact.

Belvie said...

You do such beautiful work.

It is fun seeing the colors that both you and your friend chose. They are different, but both are lovely.

Carole said...

Both versions are sweet. Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

This is such a wonderful pattern, and you are bringing it to life with skill and beauty. I can just imagine the joy you feel as you wok on this.

I've never done stitchery through batting. I presume you use a very thin cotton batting, right? I can't imagine what it would be like to do stitchery through batting - I guess I'm going to have to try it. I wonder just what is the reasoning behind doing it this way?

Vicky said...

Oh, how beautiful! I'm so scared to start this project. I need to read through the instructions carefully to figure out the markings, etc. I'm watching yours closely! And loving every beautiful stitch you put in it!

Karen said...

Oh, Hanne, your work is so beautiful. And just look at that fluffy cat. How I wish it were cold here; it is going to be 98 degrees today.

Sølvi said...

It's going to be a very pretty quilt Hanne. You are doing a nice job as usual.

Littlepenpen said...

That is a beautiful quilt project! Your colors are so pretty; this is always the hardest part for me.... choosing and combining colors!

gwen said...

Summer, what summer, here it is raining buckets as well!
Thanks for sharing the two versions of a same design. It is very interesting.
Your embroidery is beautiful.
Take care.

Juliann in WA said...

Hanne - I love your blocks. Why do you have batting on them? Did you stitch through the batting? I really need to get my block number 2 cut out. Thanks for the inspirtaion.

wencha said...

Det teppet er bare nydelig...

DIANA said...

i think your embroider is really well done!!i received my Living the dream book from Leanneshouse just on monday and it is wonderful!!!

Shelina said...

So many people are making this quilt. Both sets are really pretty.

Linda_J said...

At first glance I thought that was a print fabric but you have done all that lovely stitching in the white spaces---wow, Hanne! This is going to be a lovely quilt.

And you have to know how much I adore Lillerusk the grandcat's picture. I could not help but smile looking at her.

Linda said...

So pretty Hanne, both versions are wonderful. We've had nothing but rain for the last 2 weeks, no summer here at the moment.

swooze said...

This is gorgeous! Nice job.