Sunday, April 25, 2010

More exhibition

I promised you more photos from the exhibition. Here they come!

This is the result of a Round Robin we held in our quilting quild. We love the result! The three quilts are a gift to the local Women Crisis center.

This qute cat quilt is also a result of a project in our guild. It is a gift for a center for multi handicaped children.

The bear quilt became my personal favourite, it is just soo cute. My friend Leka made it from little log cabin blocks. The picture on the wall is hand made by my friend Bente (no blog). Adorable!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Thursday, April 15, 2010


My quilting quild is 20 years this year, and we celebrated by putting up a grand exhibition last weekend. The exhibition took place in an old prison (now a museum) down town. We feared we would get few quilts to display, but we ended up spending almost 4 hours hanging up lots and lot of wonderful quilts.

The surroundings were perfect for our quilts, and the visitors where impressed. We got a lot of positive feedback, and several proclaimed that this was by far the best quilt exhibition they had ever visited!

We had several rooms and cells to fill, enabeling us to sort the quilts into different color themes and so on.

This hall we named the Japanese hall. It was filled with quilts made with japanese fabrics.

This Buggy Barn-quilt was made by my good friend Hege, with leftover (!!) blocks.

I know I have posted about this jewel before, but a good thing can never be seen too often. It is made by Inger Solveig (no blogg), and is hand sewed and stitched in its entirety. I dream of making this quilt some day.

We dressed the cells up really nice. I doubt they were this cozy when the prisoners lived here.

One of the cells were filled with care quilts. Our quild is a big contributor, last year we gave away app. 80 quilts!!

I will be back with more pictures from the exhibition.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A finish!

I have finished the toilet bag I sewed at Livs place Sunday. The bag is for one of my darling sons. In order to finish the bag while in class, I choosed to drop the applique, and finish it later. I used freezer paper, not the easiest thing to do on the finished bag. Next time I will do the applique before I assemble the bag.

The zipper turned out great :) (Almost feel like a proffessional lol)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quilt class and food!

Yesterday I joined a class at my friend Liv, learning to make the cutest make up bag. The teacher of the class was Bente Tufte (no blog). We were ten happy ladies that met for the day, eager to learn and chat.

Liv has a cosy little quiltshop on the top of the familys garage, and this is the second time I have joined classes here. I woke up yesterday feeling the coming of a flu, but I just had to go. Part of the class was about sewing a zipper, and I stink at that. The fact that her husband always make a delicious lunch for us also had something to do with my eagerness. Imagine going to a fun quilt course, and also being fed!! What a lucky gal!

Mmm, snacks........

What did I sew? I will show you tomorrow, when it is finished :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, April 5, 2010

A finish

I love being a part of the OPAM group. Although my production is not all that big, I have manage to finish a couple of very old UFO`s. My last finish is this table runner.

I have called it the Miiaau Table runner, due to the border fabric. The pattern is made by a Norwegian designer, AnnaKa. I am giving this as a prize to the raffle my quiltguild is having next weekend.

Here is my puppy Max, who can`t stand still for a second, checking out the fabrics. Max looooves cats, they taste great!!

I love the colors in my Rabbit quilt (previous posts). It is fun and quick to make. Unfortunately I have run out of the stabilizer, and can`t stitch any more blocks until I get my hands on some more. I use a thin wool stabilizer, which I iron on to the back. Must order some today.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Starting a new project

I bought the pattern and fabrics for a new project when I visited the annual quilt meeting earlier this month. It is called "Rabbits prefer embroidery", by Bunny Hill. I saw the sampler hanging at Quiltegaardens stand, and I instantly knew that I had to buy the kit.

Yesterday I started stitching the first block. This is my first time using hand dyed "Cotton Garden " threads from Australia, and I just love the delicate shades.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege