Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm doing a happy dance :-)

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The first packet for this quilt, Tante Rosa (Aunt Pink/Rosie), arrived from Lappemakeriet in January 2009, and now it is done, quilting, binding and all :-)
It is 94 hexagon flowers, the sides of the hexagon measuring 1,25".
I will not dive into the math of how many hexagons and half hexagons has gone into this quilt, as quilter's math is not my force :-))
I have pieced this quilt by hand, without paper pieces as in English paper piecing.
I have used more than 200 yards of thread just hand piecing the hexagons.

I have enjoyed the journey every stitch of the way, and I am quite proud about this being my first big hand pieced quilt :-)
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Merete has done the lovely quilting.
I changed the backing sent with the quilt for this bolder colour variation, just for fun. It adds an extra touch to this soft coloured quilt.
paw approved
The furball is having a full day's work paw approving all the quilts these days :-)
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Fear not - I still have some BOMs  with kits to work on…….. :-)
3 of these  4 are from Lappemakeriet.
Svennebrev. Åttebladrose and Elsker, elsker ikke.

Have I mentioned I absolutely LOVE Lappemakeriet's kits ?
The fabrics and colours are great, and there are always plenty of fabrics in the kits.
Another factor I appreciate very very much is that they always send out their kits on schedule!
You are great !

Hanne

31 comments:

Jody said...

Hanne--absolutely beautiful!! (and the quilt inspector is pretty nice, too!)

Anne said...

Dette var fantastisk flott! Jeg er kjempeimponert over din tålmodighet :) Vi snakkes!

Melinda said...

Your quilt is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing it.o

Joanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colours.

Jackie said...

Beautiful finish!! YOu should be doing a happy dance.

Vicki W said...

It's a beautiful quilt!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hanne the quilt is just so lovely...

Denise :) said...

Simply smashing. I love it! I hope to finish a hexagon quilt one day; I have one my grandma started--hers is hand-pieced, too. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

FabricandFlowers said...

Amazing work. I've been watching this quilt. I has inspired me to jump into hexagons. You really have something to be proud of!

May Britt said...

You made it :)
And I am so happy you choose the dark backing. It is so nice for this quilt. Then.........over to the next BOM :)

Annika said...

Ja, du ska vara riktigt stolt! Kvilten är oerhört vacker. Och när man vet att du sytt hela förhand så blir man bara ännu mer imponerad. Gratulerar till ett gediget och fantastiskt arbete!

STRIKKEMOR(O) said...

Teppet er utruleg flott! Lykke til med dei tre andre BOM`ane frå Lappemakeriet. Eg er einig med deg i det du skreiv om dei!

ranette said...

Beautiful quilt Hanne....good job finishing it in a year.

LeKaQuilt said...

Du har all grunn til å være stolt over en så flott quilt. Mange timer med håndsøm ligger bak. Quilten din er nydelig !!

Barbara said...

It is so delicately beautiful. I have made one quilt totally by hand and my relationship to that quilt is different from the way I feel about my other quilts. It somehow feels more a part of me. Although I make most of my quilts by machine, I am making a Crescent and Star quilt by hand at the moment and I think I will always have one 'hand-made' project on the go in the future. Congratulations on a lovely piece of work.

Karen said...

I can see why you are doing the happy dance! I would be, too, had I made it.

Lappetausa said...

Du imponerer stort med både fingerferdighet og uthald! Dette blei heilt nydeleg, veldig fint bakstykke også. Og Lappemakeriet er min favoritt også, det veit du, veldig god service derifrå og for eit utval i herlege stoff! Men no skal ikkje eg kjøpe stoff før 18. april, det har eg bestemt meg for. Har altfor mykje! Luksusproblem! Den hemmeleigheten din i innlegget under er eg veldig nyskjerrig på, har no mine mistankar, men det kan no vere at eg tek feil (for ein gongs skuld...). Ser i alle fall at der er innslag av reprostoff. Gledar meg til avsløringa!

Hanne-Kristine said...

Hhi Hanne
Congratulations with this amazing anf beautiful quilt.
hug Hanne-Kristine

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous quilt and I love the soft colours!

2ne said...

Du så nydelig teppe, ja dette kan du være stolt over. Bærre helt lekkert :-)

Penny said...

You did such a beautiful job. I love that quilt!

Satu said...

Absolutely fabulous quilt! Hanne, you gave us again so much food for our eyes! Purr...fect says Fenix, too... and greetings to the furball;)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It is amazing Hanne!! Congratulations on your first hand pieced finish!!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Det er deilig å vite det ikke er bare jeg som har flere BOM'er på lager :o)
Teppet ditt ble bare helt vanvittig nydelig! Quiltinga passa så godt til det også.
Kos deg videre med nål og tråd, og håper du koser deg til tross for vinter og vintermørke. Jeg er så glad vi går mot sommer, og ikke omvendt ;o)
Klem,
Laila

Sølvi's blog said...

Sånn ca 831 biter alt i alt - flott ble det i hvert fall. gratulerer med ferdig arbeid.

Anne Ida said...

Teppet ble bare kjempelekkert, Hanne! Gratulerer så mye med ferdig prosjekt! Du har all grunn til å være stolt!

Håper du har en riktig fin lørdag!
Klem fra meg

B_Blogg said...

Teppet ble bare helt nydelig! Du er så flink til å sette sammen fargene riktig. Og baksiden ble jo virkelig prikken over i'en. Gratulerer m et flott stykke arbeid! Bodil

Angelcat said...

It's beautiful, what a lot of handwork, but well worth it to have something so pretty at the end.

Loretta said...

What a beautiful quilt. Very, very nice!! Lots of work...I admire your sticking with it.
Loretta in SE AK

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is alot of work in a beautiful finish! I am sure it won't be long before you start a new hand piecing project, but enjoy the finish of this one too! Cheers! Evelyn

mreteveian said...

Gratulerer med innsatsen, - ser ut som resultatet er verdt alle timene.
Hurra!
Godt at du la til ditt eget og valgte bakside etter hjertet.