Thursday, July 30, 2015

Phebe top is finished !!!!

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I think I really deserves a glass of red wine right now . Today I finished the top of my Phebe quilt !!

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Today I could turn the page in this book over to the last page.

I started this quilt late september last year after have seen it on Quiltefestivalens quilt exhibition.    First time I got to see this quilt was in Shipshewana november 2013 and it was Edith who had made it.  I could not get this quilt out of my head, but I had no idea of making this BIG quilt with SO much work.  But when I saw this quilt again at the Quiltfestival here in Norway september last year, I knew I had to start sewing it.  I have had so much fun in the progress.  You all know I love to do needleturn applique and this quilt has a lot of it.

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Thanks to the rainy summer I have spendt a lot of time in the sewingroom. And one of my goals this summer vacation was to finish this top.

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I have experienced that a quilt this size weights a lot.  It was heavy and hard to handle some times.  And I wished I had a bigger ironing board.

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There has been A LOT of pinning the last days.  And sewing with lots of pins in the quilts hurts.  My arms and my tummy has got a lot of stings.

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Getting so into the sewing that you don’t notice that you runs out of thread in the bobbin is not so fun. Manage to sew almost two yards without noticing it.  So just pin it all over again, fill the bobbin and sew the seam again.

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It was a emotionell moment when I sewed the last inches.

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I have had no problems with the seams in this quilt.  I know where my 1/4 inch seam allowance on my Janome is.  And I sewed the sawtooth border as foundation paper piecing and did not remove the paper until the next border was sewed on.  Think that helped a lot getting the exact measurements for the borders.

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As you all know I love doing needle turn applique.  And this quilt has a lot.

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One thing I have to learn………check the quilt size ……..and understand how big 87x87 inches really are LOL   But now  when I can see this quilt covering the bed I am SO HAPPY I have made it.  Now I have to figure out how to quilt it.  Do I quilt it myself or do I send it away.  Have no idea yet.  Just want to enjoy the look of it for a while now and just relax with another SMALL project.

Saying for today:

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Friday, July 03, 2015

Quilt road trip summer 2015

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For several years now some friends and I have had a quilt road trip at this time of the year.  This year no exception, but one person could not join us this year.  We missed you Irene.

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First stop was of course Kathrines Quiltestue.

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Oh yes, some goodies in my basket for coming project (s).

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A little lunch out on the bench before entering Lappemakeriet.

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At Lappemakeriet we could enjoy the Hilde Kroghs exhibition.

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Lots of inspiration in this shop too.

Next stop was Hadeland Glassverk where we could enjoy Kaffe Fassetts exhibition.  Lots of inspiration and I got some favorites.

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This one is my number one favorite.

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Love this one too.

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To finish this day we had a lovely dinner at Oldemors Karjol. We have had a wonderful day with lots of inspiration and we all had fabric for new projects in our bags. 

Saying for today:

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer time

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This weekend have given me loads of vitamins both for my mind and my soul. Have spent two days at my friend Elisabeth’s cabin with two other friends.  And finally we can start to believe that summer have arrived.  This cabin is located by a wonderful lake.  Enjoyed my sewing, nipping to a glass of white and just staring out over the lake is recreation for body and soul.

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Keeping my white wine and bear cold in the stream.

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Love the sight from the window.

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Just beautiful!!!

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After a long day with sewing and chatting it was time for some dinner.  The BBQ girls fixed the food perfect.

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Just had to take a photo of my delicious beef.  First time I had strawberry and mango with it and it tasted soooooo good. 

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After dinner some relaxing by the fire. 

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And then it was time to jump into the hot tub.

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And cooling down in the lake. First bath this summer for me.

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This was a wonderful place to relax after the bath. 

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We sat there long after the sun went down. So relaxing to look at the moon reflecting in the lake and listening to the birds. 

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Early breakfast and then some more sewing.

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Love this little table cloth Elisabeth have made.  It is so beautiful.

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We just had to take a last bath in the hot tub and the lake.  Wonderful !!!

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This weekends sewing.  Hexagons is great to sew on outdoors in the sun.

Thank you Elisabeth for inviting me to your beautiful place!!!!!!

Saying for today:

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