Monday, September 30, 2013

My weekend in the sewingroom

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What on earth am I doing with these shirts?  In two weeks the ladies at MaurTua is coming to our quiltgroup to teach us how to recycle old shirts into our quilting.  They’re on facebook too.

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So this weekend I’ve done my homework to cut a shirt (I had five) into squares. I am amazed how many pieces one shirt gives.  The class is in two weeks and I am really looking forward to it.

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Done some progress with my Aunt Sarahs quilt.  Still have a lot of background hexagons to dress, but I’ve started to sew the rows together.

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And I have done all the appliqued heart blocks and the stitched snowflakes for the outher border on Scandinavian Christmas.  Just two small churn dash blocks to sew and I can start sewing the border onto the centerpiece.

Saying for today:

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Friday, September 27, 2013

September quilt meeting

Last thursday in the month is always the day for our quiltmeetings.  Yesterday Marianne from TrĂĽdsnella had packed her car full with quilt goodies and came to visit us.  The ladies was hungry for some shopping and had a great time looking at all the fabric and other quilty stuff.

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Marianne had also brought a lot of quilts to inspire us.

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And she gave us a little mini lecture in how to do English Paper Piecing.  Thank you Marianne for bringing your shop to our quiltmeeting. 

Then there was show and tell.  Enjoy the photos.

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Saying for today:

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

A lot of vitamin Q

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This weekend I have been to the cabin with good friends.  The sewingmachine was on the table from early morning to late night (actually it never came off the table).  Wonderful autumn sun so we did go for a long walk and we picked some berries to make dessert.

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As always I had brought too many projects.  I had one main focus this weekend and it was gifts for two newborn boys.

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I almost finished both of them.  Just have the binding to sew down on one of these quilts.  Boys need cars on their quilts.  I found the motives on internet, just small photos, so I had to draw them bigger for application.  I am really happy the way they turned out.

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The last times we have been on the cabin we have all worked on our log cabin quilts.  All four of us bought the same kit, but after adding fabric from our own stash, they looks so different.  Will take photos later when they are all finished.

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Have to measure the bed to see how many blocks I need.  So far I have 51 done and 9 prepped to be sewn.  Think I will prepp more blocks this way, then it is so easy just to grab one and sew.

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My hadsewing this weekend was the hexagon flowers, and I have sewn all the coloured flowers.  Still have a lot of white flowers to sew before I can start sewing it together.  So fun working on it.

Right before leaving home I grabbed this tin box filled with hearts for the Scandinavian Christmas Quilt.  I will give this quilt some focus now.  Just three months until Christmas and my goal is to have the top finished soon.  The main part of the quilt is sewn together, so I just have the outher border with the appliqued hearts and the stitched snowflakes to make.

This has been a wonderful weekend filled with vitamin Q. 

Saying for today:

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recovering

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Got a bad flue when I came home from my vacation, so not much sewing done.  My hexgon flowers for Aunt Sarahs quilt is growing.  Wonderful non thinking sewing when being sick. Most of the hexagon flowers is prepped in small plastic bags, so I can just grab one and sew when I feel for it.

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I have also done all the applique on this quilt.  Hope to get it basted soon so I can start quilting.  This one will be hand quilted.

But first some quality vitamin Q with friends this weekend.  Have packed TOOOOO many projects, just in case LOL

Saying for today:

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vacation in Alanya

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I love to have vacation in Alanya.  And this is the wiew from my hotel balcony.  As you see we are very close to the beach.

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Did a lot of reading at the beach.

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And a little bit of sewing.  Hanne got a lot more done than I because I had some very good books that I could not stop reading.

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Out eating every evening.  Found several great restaurants to eat at.

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Sewing and reading on the balcony early in the morning just listening to the city to wake up.

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A little trip up to the castle.

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Very interesting to look at old history.

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Great desserts.

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A trip to the museum and it is interesting to see the shapes in the mosaique.  Hexagon, elongated hexagons, triangles and squares.

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We also met this cute lady at the museum.

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Turkish coffee served a special way.

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And then waiting for the bus to pick us up to bring us to the airport.  A great week with good friends.  Sun, bathing, good food and drinks.  I even got the opportunity to bake lavash at a local restaurant. 

Back home I got a bad cold, so I’ve been just relaxing and recovering from it.  Feeling a bit better now, so now I can start thinking to enter my sewingroom again.

Saying for today:

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