Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blue Flower Tablecloth

Picture is shot with my cell phone at the cabin.

February UFO done.
This month has been busy doing swap-hearts and completion of my contribution to the quilt competition. But I have promised my self to complete at least one old project each month. And I need to fulfil my goals. This month I choose the Blue Flower. Just a couple of leaves left to appliqué. Then the quilting and binding. And I just made it. I made my goal for this month as well. Puh!

February is a month of few days; witch is of both, good and bad. In need for days to complete quilts, it is bad. Good is; soon I’ll get the march design of the Christma wish BOM.
March would be better due to UFO’s. I hope to complete more than one old project :o) ….. But I’ll not make another promise than the one I already have made.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Love and Merry

I am ready for March.
I love Gail’s design. They are so tender and calm. Adorable! And I have left a comment on her blog to enter her lottery to win her new design. I wish....
I have pictured it in my mind choosing colours as red, pink, aqua and turquoise.

Januarys LOVE and Februarys MERRY is done, the stitchery that is. The frame I need to think about. It is difficult to go shopping for Christmas fabric in February. I dived into my box of "love and merry" fabric the other day and had a look. Why is there nothing that tempted?

Monday, February 23, 2009

New frontier blown.
Neil Armstrong famous words: «That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind».

I just did the opposite. For others it might be nothing, but to me it vas a big step into the unknown. I have passed a new frontier. Frightening.....

I have entered my first quilt competition!

When I first reed the terms and conditions in a Quilt magacine it never crossed my mind I would enter. But during a conversation with a former college, an idea hit my mind. Back in my car I made some sketches. From that moment on I could not stop thinking about it. Therefore I decided to do it.
I have been working on this project for months. The process from idea to a completed quilt is serially hard work. And now it is done.
I am not sure how the rules are, therefore I would not tell any more or show you pictures yet Not even a sneak peak. But I do have a question to you all.

Do you tell the person who set you on the idea in the first place, or do you keep quiet?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Discourse and workshop by Kaffe Fasett

This one i could not resist. I love red, pink, purple and turquoise.

I just signed up for the discourse and workshop by Kaffe Fasett

To be honest, I hate Kaffe’s fabrick. They are sooo useless. Bright, big patterned, boisterous and noisy. I could go on for ever.....
On the other hand, looking at the amount of KF’s design that has fount the way into my stashing, it seams I hate the design so much I love it. One of my UFO’s for 2009 is a Kaffe quilt. If I told you all I’ll complete it before the workshop in September, may be I would….?

This'll be so much fun.
Looking forward to meet the designer.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Heart Swap

My quilt society is arranging Heart Block Swap. I love block swaps.

These are 6" blocks, background fabric white to black, and all the grey in between. Heart is to be in red of course.

There were last year arranged a project of voluntary work in making blocks, to make a lottery prize. This prize quilt became so nice we decided to make a block swap to make our own heart quilt.

Now I've signed up for 8 heart blocks each month, for 10 months.

I have jumpstarted this project. Therefore I can show you my first 40 blocks for swapping, + 12 extra for my own quilt.

Looking forward to show you the first 8 blocks I get in return.