Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Busy days

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A finish!

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Machine quilted by Merete - beautiful!!

The last day of February, Sunday 11 days ago, I tried to finish this quilt too, but I had an ooops moment with the binding.

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I grabbed the green fabric where the border fabric was and after sewing it on by machine, I found out it was the wrong colour and did not look to good on this quilt (even if it is a beautiful fabric too).
Well - I could leave it as it was, or take the job of cutting it off and do it again, with a finish in March rather than in February.
I had to call May Britt for some moral support, and as you can see above, I cut it off and put the right binding on, and the quilt is now finished :-)

Thursday the same week I was spending the day with my friend Bente to sew care quilts.

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I was well prepared, with a pile of 6,5" squares ready to use.

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The pile of squares was turned in to this top during the day,

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and are now done and given to the Warming Quilts (Tepper som varmer).

Bente made this lovely quilt - sorry for the bad photo quality.
It is completed now too. A very clever way to use a fabric with repetitions :-)

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Friday I got my Svennebrevet back from Merete.
I shopped for binding yesterday, so this quilt will be on my March finish list :-)
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I chose the pattern Fascination.

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I am still working on my stars, aiming for a finish before long :-)

I took on making this table runner for my local hobby shop Trådsnella (The Spool)
It is AnnaKa's latest pattern, and it was fun to make.

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If this is the beauty of the household, I must be the beast ;-)
Feeling pale and tired, and not very talkative.
A long hard winter is singing on the last verses.
As you see we still  have a lot of snow, but the days are longer and lighter :-)

I am wishing for spring here - NOW!

Hanne

14 comments:

Susan said...

Your quilt is wonderful. Merete does such lovely quilting. The quilting can make such a difference.

It is good that spring will be with us soon. I was astonished at the amount of snow you have. While I knew that the picture made it even more real. I feel bad now about all the whining I do all winter here and it isn't nearly as cold as your. What can I say, I am a southern girl and living in New England is a trial for me.

Gudveig HN said...

Du verden som du jobber! Her var mye fint og ferdig! Du er jo kjempeflink, vet du....

Denise :) said...

You have been been busy! Love your finish, it's a beautiful quilt! :)

Joy said...

Hanne I love your quilt ... the border is stunning too, it frames it perfectly :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Anne said...

Du er så produktiv at jeg blir helt målløs... så mye flott!

Sigrun said...

Fantasisk mye flott du har sydd. Hva du rekker. jeg er virkelig imponert.

Anne-Grethe said...

Quilten ble fantastisk flott! Det ble ekstra fint med den nye lukkekanten - vær glad du tok jobben med å sy på ny. Nydelig lappeløper, "Svennebrev" og "Care-quilt". Du er kjempeeffektiv for tida.

siv hege said...

Wow, good job! And exquisite as usual. Big hug :)

2ne said...

Her var det mange flotte arbeider, det går jammen unna :-)

LeKaQuilt said...

Sukk....så mye fint å se på! Kjekt vårtegn - pelstryne som sitter i sola og nyter varmen :o)

Anneli said...

blir helt stum over at det går å få til så store å flotte arbeider, nydelig bare nydelig.-Anneli-

Sølvi's blog said...

WOW - her var det utrolig mye fint å se på. Den kanten på det øverste teppet er jo bare helt rø utrolig bra match i hjørnene. Og godt at May.Britt overtalte deg til å skifte lukkekant. Du blir nok mere fornøyd med denne. Angående vår i anmarsj - så tror jeg vi må smøre oss med tålmodighet en stund enda. Her var det full smelign i går , i dag har vi fått over 20 cm snø på noen få ettermiddagstimer.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful work you're doing, Hanne!
Wow, you sure have a lot of snow still! Ours is almost gone and after a longer than normal winter, I am also longing for spring!
All the best!

LuAnn said...

Hanne the quilt is just gorgeous. I'll be seeing you very soon. Yeah!!!!