mandag 17. november 2014

Cover for a Tablet

This blog has been neglected for a long time now, but I'm still sewing.....
I have just finished this cover for my Galaxy tab. The fabrics are linen and silk - the inspiration was found in NQF's magazine #1/2013.

fredag 1. august 2014

English Paper Piecing

At long last, I've tried English paper piecing. Time consuming, but great fun! This is a gift for a friend, and I hope she'll like it.


søndag 22. juni 2014

Flower Panels #3 and 4

 Flower panels # 3 and 4 are made with the same flower stencils as the first two panels. # 3 is painted with fabric paint and paintsticks, I used the stencils as quilting pattern, and I also used ripped painter's masking tape as stencils.
#4 has flowers made of painted vlisofix (wonder under?) and some silver foil for the stems. This panel is heavily quilted with free-hand zig zag stitches. That made the flowers "pop out" rather nice, I think.
I like making french knots, so I added some as a finish.
The panels were finished in April I think, but we have had many weeks with lovely weather here, so I've been busy in the garden - no time for blogging!!

fredag 18. april 2014

Book Page April 2014


This is my book page for Anne in Germany. Her theme is "My Favourite Book" - and I have chosen Natasha Solomons' The Novel in the Viola. I read the book some months ago - highly recomended!!

søndag 16. mars 2014

Fiber Book Page

I've signed up for another book page swap in the Fiber Fever group. This is the page I made for Zurn in US. Her theme was "driven to abstraction". The page is 6 x 6", and it was a pleasure making it. I must admit I love working with small bits and pieces.


lørdag 22. februar 2014

Sampler - Free Motion Quilting



In the latest issue of Quilting Arts I found the idea of how to collect patterns for free motion quilting. A very good idea!! Much better than digging through all those practice sandwiches..... Each page is 5 x 7" - large enough to see the patterns, and small enough to stitch quickly.


søndag 16. februar 2014

Flower Panels #1 & 2

 Inspired by Bobby Britnel's book Stitched Textiles: Flowers,  I'm working on some flower panels. So far I've finished these two. Both size 13 x 19". For the first one I painted calico with gesso and then with acrylic paint. I then cut  stencils from freezer paper and painted the flowers with paintsticks ( oil paint). The piece is heavily quilted.
The next one is a monoprint - I used a knitting needle and acrylic paint on a piece of glass. Before I printed, I ironed the cut out flowers from the first piece on the background fabric. When the piece was dry, I added some foiled flowers. This one is also heavely quilted - and both have some hand embroidery as a finish.