mandag 30. desember 2013

Another Fabric Book

In 2012 I swapped 6 x 6" fabric book pages with some of the ladies in the Fibre Fever Group. Until recently all the beautiful pages have been displayed on a wall in my sewing room. I have signed up for another swap in 2014, so now it was time to bind the pages. As you can see, my theme for the swap was My Favourite Book. The background is tissue paper bonded to felt, coloured with instant coffee (!!) and then stamped. The letters and clasps are painted grungeboard. The claps are sewn to the back of the book and I used velcro on the front to close the book.

lørdag 7. desember 2013

Wet Felted Sheep

In August I was hiking in the Irish countryside; Connemarra, Burren, Blasket Islands - I even joined a food trail in Dublin.... It was a great holiday - beautiful landscapes, lovely people, food, whiskey and folk music - even the weather was nice! This is the front of the scrap book from the holiday -  wet felted sheep in a green landscape.

søndag 20. oktober 2013

More Table Runners

In Quiltemagasinet #5-2010, mrs Moen presented a beautiful pattern for a table cloth. I have used her ideas for these table runners (which didn't photograph very well......!). This is the link to her blog:  Well worth a visit!  I do wonder what has happend - it's more or less hopeless to edit a blogpost these days - that's why this post looks a bit strange...... 

torsdag 10. oktober 2013

Autumn Table Runner

A friend asked for a table runner with autumn colours. I hope she'll like it. I found the inspiration in the magazine MyQuilt.

onsdag 25. september 2013

Sewing Room Revisited

Not much sewing this summer, but last week I finished this wall hanging which I started several weeks ago. I found the pattern in one of Burda's magazines and I have used some of my own hand dyed fabrics and some batiks from my stash.......

Close up of one of the flowers

lørdag 10. august 2013

Quilt Festival in Birmingham

No trip to the Quilt Festival in Birmingham for me this year, but these two quilties are a part of the Norwegian Quilt Association's 25 years anniversary exhibition there. The association wanted 25 quilts for the exhibition, and the quilts had to have the colours of the logo; black, white, red and blue....

onsdag 22. mai 2013

Recycled Jeans

A pair of old jeans - and the result was a cover for my phone plus a shopping bag. The bag is lined with blue and white batik. The phone cover has a pocket for ear plugs and a hook for fastening. The weather is dark and rainy - the photo of the bag is too dark......

torsdag 9. mai 2013

More Purses

 I've made more of these purses - great fun making them! The tassels were bought on a holiday in Morocco. I still have a few left.....

søndag 28. april 2013

Table Runner

Another table runner - this time a birthday present. Once again I found the pattern in the magazine MyQuilt (#1/2013). I hope the birthday child will like it!

søndag 24. mars 2013

Christmas lasts until Easter

The heading is a line from a Norwegian Christmas carol, and this year it's a truth! My Christmas fabrics are still on the cutting table, and so far, this is the result! Once again, the magazine My Quilt was the inspiriation.

tirsdag 19. mars 2013


Usually, a small toilet purse is what I need in my handbag. But now and then I also need tablets and other bits and pieces, so I was very happy when I found this solution in the Norwegian magazine My Quilt.
The cover has two pockets, one clear and with a zip, the other with a lid. The purse is fastened to the cover with velcro. Very handy! The blue one is mine, the others will be birthday gifts I think - and I have plans for a few more!!

tirsdag 12. februar 2013

One Pattern - Three Table Runners

 I found this pattern in the Norwegian magazin MyQuilt.  Two of the table runners I've made for a friend, the third I think I'll keep for myself. They are all different in size, but changing the pattern was very easy. Two are partially made with linen - a bit difficult to cut, but I like the result.