Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Getting there........

It is so long since I started on the beautiful Leannes House BOM that I can no longer remember when. We are talking almost a decade!



The last few weeks I`ve got the urge to get on with this project again, and now I have only four tiny hearts to applique before all the nine blocks are ready to be sewn together! I prefer to use freezing paper. This quilt shows my journey as a quilter. As the years went by my tecniques got way better.  I hope to get the top done this weekend.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fleamarket treasure


I found this little treasure at a fleamarked a while back. A lovely tablecloth, lying on the ground under a table, waiting for a trained quilters eye to spot it :) The border was a thick furniturefabric or curtain. Useless as borderfabric, so off it went. There was no batting inside either. I hope to find a borderfabric that goes with the other fabrics. I am thinking something floral with a white background. Any ideas?






Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Meet an oooold UFO



During my vacation this summer I went through some of my quilt stash, now stored in big plastic boxes in a dark closet (I really miss having a sewingroom). Hidden away amongst other numerous UFO`s I found this top that I made oh so many years ago. My plan is to complete the quilt, starting this weekend. I wanted to start earlier, but my knees are just about painfree after running the Oslo Marathon (42 km, yup, I did it!) last month.

The quilt is for my youngest, he wants a new quilt and has wanted one for some time :)

Have fun quilting!

Siv Hege

Friday, May 10, 2013

Brisbane quiltshops

I have a friend whom is visiting Australia this summer (lucky girl!). Can any of you down there tip me about nice quiltshops in the Brisbane area? With adresses and web adresses? My friend would be ever so grateful.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Somethings never change

Thankfully there are some things that haven`t changed. I am getting into the xmas spirit again, like I always do. A little late maybe, but now I sing christmas carols all day long to my colleagues great despair.




I haven`t done a lot of sewing lately, but I am learning how to knit (believe it or not). I have just finished my first ever sweather, now I just have to sew it together. How hard can that be?

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Me in my national costume

18 years ago I started embroidering this festive costume from Tromsoe (my home town). It took me 3 years to finish it. This year is the first in 12 years that the costume fitted me again, and it was fun to be able to wear it on our national day and again at a wedding yesterday. The blue fabric is a fine woolfabric, and the shirt and apron is made from raw silke. The big flowers (called Tromsoe palms) is made with heeps of french knots ( I got to be quite an expert).


Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Landing on my feet

Hi you all!

This has been a tiresome spring so far, breaking up and moving. I have landed on my feet in a new home for me and my boys, a little flat in a nice neighbourhood. No sewingroom, but I`ll manage :) I hope to get into the sewing spirit soon!



The training continues, I have so far lost 34 kg! Last Saturday I ran 10 km in a race in down town Oslo. I finished in 1 hour and 6 minutes, and as you can see I was very happy.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege