søndag 28. september 2008

Greek Style

No quilting, no stitching, no sewing for more than two weeks, but lots of gorgeous food, wine and sunshine in our favourite Greek village. The photo shows some of the goodies I brought back home: olives, olives, olives, tapenade, olive oil, honey, soap, "the good eye" which will protect our house, ozo and a beautiful calendar for 2009, and a small calendar called Greek Doors - I can see some ideas for quilting projects there!!

fredag 12. september 2008

Memories from the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham

Just for fun, I made this collage from the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham - bits and pieces from the catalogue - scanned and printed on cotton , a drawing made from a photo showing 4 fabric postcards friends (I'm not the artist!!). I used organza as overlay and as the photo shows, it's possible to print on the organza and the bottom layer shows through. The border is scraps from my stash, covered with tulle.

onsdag 10. september 2008

Two Challenges = Shady Garden

Some weeks ago, Inger Lise's challenge for me was to make a small wallhanging using one or more of the fabrics I painted and sunprinted this summer. Nearly at the same time, I joined Another Little Quilt Swap #2. This is the result of both challenges, a 16 x 16" wall hanging called "Shady Garden".
The background fabric is a sunprint covered with sheer fabric, some fresh flowers under organza, paintsticks and stencils, felted silk rows and waste, some beads, fancy yarn, painted and heat distressed Tyvek, heat distressed Kunin felt and some fabric flowers. The piece is machine quilted. I hope my partner will enjoy it!! And thanks to Inger Lise who got me going!

tirsdag 2. september 2008

Christmas UFOs

I suppose my Norwegian visitors will recognize AnnaKa's angel table runner....I nearly finished two of them before Christmas last year. The wall hanging is one of Dilys Fronks' patterns. Only the binding was missing on that one, so all of a sudden three Xmas gifts are finished!!