Saturday, August 15, 2015

Eureka!!!

Look what I found at the church flea market in Geilo yesterday!!!! 



This stunning retro log cabin quilt! The best part is that the quilt is dated, it is sewn by a woman named Kari back in 1979. I was ten years old when this quilt was made! It is beautiful made, you can tell that Kari was an accomplished quiltmaker. 


The quilt was chucked away in a shelf together with other fabrics, easy to miss. But I spotted it straight away :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, August 3, 2015

Holiday projects

My darling J and I are busy painting and carpenting this vacation. In between I still manage to do some sewing . 


This table was dark pine tree, and did not fit in with the grey walls in our garden room. So now I am painting it in a very light grey. In need of some colors I made this table runner top. Not too happy with the layout of the blocks, but very satisfied when all the blocks turned out square and all in same size.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Color Explosion part one

Today I finished sewing together the blocks for the Color Explosion Quilt. I never stop wondering how it is that even though I am as thorough as can be, the sizes of the blocks always varies a bit. Hm!!


( I need a better camera, time to upgrade my phone I guess). Well, the top is off to meet the magic hands of LeKaQuilt, I can't wait for part two of this project! 

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Color Explosion

This is a project I am sewing together with my sister in spirit, LeKa Quilt. The quilt is a gift to handicaped children living at Austjord (a institution in our community). 


The quilt is a explosion of colors and contrasts. Finally I found a use for my old Jinny Beyer fabrics.


The accent fabric is black. This is a rehearsel in using fabrics way out of my comfort zone, I need to sew something really cute and pretty after this quilt lol.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Twin table runner

My darling J and myself enjoy making our new home together, and painting old pine furniture is one of many tasks on our agenda. 


It is amazing what paint can do, don't you think? J asked me the other day "wouldn't it be nice if you made some table runners?" Who am I to say no??? 


I don't have much time to quilt these days, but I managed to make two small tablerunners using a very simple pattern. And now that I have learned not to hose down the fabric I am getting really into glue basting.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A cute little finish

I really wanted to get started on three table clothes today, but my head and body was not up for it after getting almost no sleep last night due to tummy ache.



I found a little handsewed block in my UFO pile that I made years ago. I made this little quilt in no time, is it not cute? It makes me want to put on a cute repro apron (don't have it) and start making some cup cakes!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Vases of Flowers Wall Quilt

Finally the summer has arrived, and we are enjoing the sun and hot temparatures. We are doing a makeover in our gardenroom (is that the correct name for it?)


I plan to fill one of the walls with this gorgeous wall quilt from the book Floral Bouquet Quilts by Yoko Saito. I am working on the Januar block. Every stitch will be by hand.

 
This is the wiew I woke up to early this morning. Beautiful sky and the birds singing.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege