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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fabrics!!!!

Today I visited Kathrines Quiltestue together with my friends Anne and Lena (LeKa Quilt). This was my first visit at what I can only call a quilters heaven. I have never seen so much fabrics in one place before!

 
This picture only shows less than a third of the shop. I could never work here, I would only be fondling the fabrics and forget the customers.


I bought some lovely FQ of the Ambleside collection. 


The two grey fabrics are for a needleturn workshop LeKaQuilt is having at my place in the fall. Can't wait!! The pretty blue fabric I just had to have :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Only a little quilting job left..


I believe I started on this quilt in 2007, but who can tell for sure after so many years? I finished the top last year, and now "only" the quilting job remains. I have always wanted to hand quilt it, but I fear many more years will go by before that happens. Too many projects ahead! I better start saving for some long arm quilting at LeKa Quilt.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A quilt for the sweet tooth

I must admit that I have a weakness for the sweets, which is the reason for my constant weight struggle. Fabrics and sugar - thats me! 


This wallquilt sends me searching through my kitchen cabinets looking for sweet treats ever so often :) The text says "Life is short - have your dessert first".

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege