Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The give away is closed and the winner is drawn!

First I would like to thank all of you who left a comment on my blog, thanks for your lovely comments! Second I would like to appologize for not getting around to answering all your comments. With two sick children at home there has not been enough time.

And now for the winner! I used Mr. Randon Generator, and the lucky number this time was no. 68. That means the winner is:


Mr. Gingerman is happy and can`t wait to start the journey to a new home.

So congratulation! Please send me your snail mail adress, and your prize will soon be in the hands of the postman.

Have fun sewing!
Siv Hege

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop Party Give away!

Come join my Blog Hop Party Give Away!! It lasts until December 17th.

The rules are simple; leave a comment and you get one ticket. Tell about my give away on your blog and you get one more ticket. Just remember to tell me about it. Become my follower and you get two more ticket. That means you can get four tickets all together. On December 18th I will draw one lucky winner.

The winner get a fresh from the "owen" gingerbread man and a cute Tilda stitchery.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Several ways of finishing

All though there is lots to be finished before Christmas, I have completed two major tasks this week which allows me to lower my shoulders a bit :). I made it through my exam in project management -  and I was rewarded with an


The result is very inspiering (forgetting all the frustration), and I might just take another subject next year.

I have also finished the Goodbye Quilt for my colleague. I forced myself to free motion quilt it, and it turned out quite nice if I may say.

I am no professional free motion quilter, so I need a lot more practise but at least I am on my way!

I am soon hosting another give away, so stay tuned!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Busy weekend

This weekend has been really busy! It started on Friday watching the latest Twilight movie at the cinema. Yesterday and today I have painted half our hallway white (my sholder is sore) and I have managed to baste the Goodbye quilt. And almost finished the first book in the Twilight serie! Now I am eager to get to the gym, as soon as my husband and one of my sons get back from their fishing trip.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Still working

Today I finished the top I started on last weekend. I have decided that this will be the Goodbye Quilt for our dear colleague. Tomorrow I will start collecting signatures from my other colleagues, and I will put these on the back of the quilt.

(Can you see the little doggie butt??) There will be no side borders on the quilt. I hope to start making the sandwich early next weekend, and maybe finish the quilting within next Sunday. I have a heep of other projects to finish before Christmas, so I better get on with it.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Opening that layer cake

Yesterday I opened my newest layer cake, the Panier de Fleurs by French General. I am making a quilt from a pattern I found in  one of my recent book purchases (will show you later). As you know I am making another Goodbye Quilt for a dear colleague that is soon to retire. And I might just change my mind and give her this quilt instead. Time will tell.

Here you see one of the first blocks finished. The pattern is fun and easy. I will keep you posted about the progress.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A long overdue finish - oh so many UFO`s

Today I finished a little Christmas table cloth I startet making a year or two ago. Such a simple project, you would think I`d manage to finish it a long time ago. I probably was led astray by another intriging project, I often do.

I fell in love with this beautiful Christmas fabric from Lecien, I wish I had bought more of it when I had the chance. I am not an accomplished free motion quilter yet, so I must find more small projects to practice on. The table is an old heirloom after my mother in law.

I just had to show you some of Mother Natures beautiful displays, the transformation from the vivid summer to fall and ultimately winter.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, October 28, 2011

It`s official!

The Christmas spirit "hit" me yesterday. I was starting to wonder where it was, I have never had to wait until late October to find it. Most years I start singing Christmas carols in August, but I also remember when I kept the festive spirit for a whole year. Even the kids thought that was a bit strange.

So for the rest of this year (and far out in 2012 I bet) there will be nothing but Christmas songs coming out of my little sewing room CD-player :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More fabrics!

I must admit that I have been going a bit "bananas" lately, but it is such a thrill when a new parcel lands in my mailbox. What is a girl going to do??? (I ought to get myself some sponsors thats what). I have received two gorgeous heaps of delicious fabrics lately, I can`t take my hands off of them lol

The lovely Ruby collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

And the more rustique Panier de Fleurs from French General for Moda
I have this darn exam hanging over my head, which results in very little time for sewing these days. Boy will that change on november 7th!!!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Reaching another milestone

Yesterday I did it again! This time I jogged 5 km in a womens race in Oslo called KK-mila. (KK is the name of a womens magazine). It was fun and unpretentious, and women in all ages and forms participated. I did make a tactical misjugdement though, placing myself way back in the crowd when the race started. I soon realized that I now had to pass hundreds of women who only planned to walk the distance. So I had to start zig zag around them to get ahead. The zig zag put a lot of exstra strain to my muscles, making the race a bit harder.

I ran the whole lap at 41 minutes, and are very pleased that I completed my first 5 km :) There was no medal this time, but we got a well stocked goodie bag, check what I got:

The bag and the proof of my participation - my number.

Hairspray, shampoo, toothpaste, food and a perfume sample.

Drinkingbottle, book, magazine, a make up bag, another bag for sportswear and a rain poncho.

And a nice, soft scarf.
Next Saturday I am entering another race, but I will not run the whole way. The race is 10 km, and it is too early for me to run so far. I will try to run for four minutes and walk for one minute the whole distance through.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Tadaaa!!! It is time to announce the winners of my Celebration Give Away! I let Mr. Random pick the numbers, and the winner of Fresh Fabric Treats is:

Enjoy the book!
Britt-Helen, you have to email me your snail mail adress, and the book will be on its way soon.

The winners of the five consolations prizes are:

Leena P

All you winners must email me your snail mail adresses too. Enjoy your winnings!

For those of you who didn`t get lucky this time, I will have another give away as soon as we reach 100 followers :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What does Drømmequilten mean?

For those of you who read my blog and are not Scandinavian, the blogname - Drømmequilten - is most likely difficult to relate to. What does the name mean? Translated into English it means The Dream Quilt. Why did I choose that name? Like many of my ideas it came to me just as I was going to sleep. The name can represent different things; like for instance the ultimate quilt you have made or seen. Or a quilt that gives you sweet dreams when you sleep on it. Or you can dream about a beautiful quilt you want to make? For me it means that there is no limits for me how far I can go in all parts of my life, the only one making the bounderies is me.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Happy Hexie Quilt

Today the mailman brought me a parcel with goodie scrap bags from Piece O`Cake Designs. Lots and lots of delicious bright fabrics for my hexiequilt.

I had totally forgot that I ordered them - so typical of me :). Those who know my work will see that this is quite a bit brighter than what I normally go for, but I really love these happy fabrics. And I can`t wait to make my happy hexie quilt! In fact that is what I will call the quilt - the Happy Hexie Quilt!!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Starting on The Hexagon Quilt (another longtime project)

I love Leanne Beasleys magazine Vignette, it is always a good day when I get the magazine in my mailbox. Her patterns just makes me happy. She has visited Norway several times, but sadly I have always missed out on them all. I hope she will return some day soon, she is a great inspiration to me. Today I started on my own version of her Vignette Hexagon quilt. I know this will be one of those project that takes a long time getting finished, but that is ok. I am not in a hurry.

While my hexies multiplies they must have a good and comforting home. I bought this sweet Tilda-box for that purpose.

Yeah! My first little hexie, waiting for some company. I decided to use fabric from my scrap pile for this quilt. How big will it become? I have no idea yet.

My dear friend Lena bought this book, and I just had to have my own copy. Just check out the red polkadot chair. Wish I had one, I am a sucker for dots!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, September 26, 2011

I got a medal!

Saturday I participated in Oslo Marathon, where I ran the three kilometer run. It was hard -VERY hard! A lot of the other people both walked and ran, but not me! My goal was to complete in style, no walking for this chic. It was harder than the testrun two days earlier, my pulse was over 183 when I crossed the goal line. (You want to throw up when your pulse is that high). But then again, I ran faster this time, and my coach was very pleased with my effort.

Check out my pretty medal!

This is not my last run, this is just the beginning. I am running the five kilometer in another race for women in three weeks, and 10 km the weekend after. I have ordered the book "Run your own marathon" by Grete Waitz, and that is just what I will do. Within two years my goal is to run a marathon! I love the concept of running. It is great for weight control, easy when you get the hang of it, and it is fun! (Believe it or not). I do not compete against others, I compete against myself and my negative thinking.

Naturally I will not quit quilting :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege
PS. Don`t forget my Celebration Give Away!

Friday, September 23, 2011


I am celebrating losing 20 kg, and that I last night reach another big goal. I jogged for 3 whole km!!! Those who know me can appreciate the effort. Tomorrow I am doing it again at the Oslo Marathon. Such an achievement I can not go by in silence, so welcome to my CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY!

The first winner I draw will get this great book, the Fresh Fabric Treats from Moda Bake Shop.

A lot of great projects in this one!

I have five consolation prizes too, for the next five winners.

The rules are simple;
  • Leave a comment on my blog and you get one ticket.
  • Write about me on you blog and you get one more ticket. (Come back and tell me)
  • Become a follower and you get three more tickets! (Come back and tell me)
So, you can actually get five tickets. If you are a no-blogger you must remember to leave you e-mail adress so I can reach you if you are one of the lucky winners.

The Give Away lasts until October 8th at midnight Norwegian time. I send world wide!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More fabric

Today a soft parcel landed in my postbox, with the Heirloom Citrine collection by Joel Dewberry.

These fabrics makes me want to eat a juicy orange, yum! But what shall I sew from these??

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Give away at LeKa Quilt

LeKa is having a great give away, I would love to win one of her cute little make up purse! Please, pick me!!!!

And here you see the prizes! Me like!! The give away ends on 1. of October.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege
PS! I hope the last prize for my give away lands in my mailbox tomorrow. I know it is on its way, so stay tuned!

Practical homemade bib

My DS need bibs, and I have had a hard time finding something suitable. I found a company that makes bibs I like, but for some reason they would not sell me any. I tried to apply for some through NAV (the proper organ to direct when you need to apply for remedies for handcapped people), but they turned me down.

Well, that is no problem, I`ll just make some myself, I thought. But what type of fabric can I use as backing, to keep the moist away from his clothes?? After searching on the internet I found a company in Finland that sell a fabric called PUL. It breathes, and is used together with fabric dipers. Naturally I bought  some, and yesterday I test sewed a bib.

I used a Japanese fabric.

Here you see the backing.

I have ordered some brown velcro, I hope it gets here tomorrow. I have to make a lot more of these.

Have fune sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Post number 200!

Today me and my boys have spent a quiet day at home, watching the seremonies from New York and Washington. I have done some sewing as well, between the TV and cooking. I made this Dresden Plate block that will be the center of my Goodbye Table Cloth.

I will reveal the next step soon - the first frame around the center. I just love those colors!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Choosing fabrics for a new project

I am starting on another Goodbye-quilt. A dear colleague is retiring by the end of this year, and the plan is to make her a table cloth. Well, that is the plan, but I am also playing with the idea of making her a lap quilt.

This is the fabrics I plan to use. If I choose the table cloth the center will be a Dresden Plate. If I end up making a lap quilt there will be several Dresden Plates. What do you think? Table cloth or lap quilt?

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

PS. I am planning a Give Away. I am just waiting for the last prize to arrive in my mailbox :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My table-runner-top

Man, where did time go?? My Saturday shopping lasted for a very long time (included a lovely lunch and picking up kids). There have been little time for sewing, but I have finished the top for my table runner.

It is quite big, and will look nice on my antique dining room table :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Christmas Quilt Along

Today Sue is hosting her special Christmas Quilt Along, and I am joining in as much as I can during the day.

I am starting on the table runner in the same fabrics as those in the quilt I posted about not long ago. I will blog about it during the day and afternoon, so make sure to come back for a peek :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quilts and quilters that makes a difference

I have a child with a sevear epilepsy (Lennox Gastaut Syndrom), and with other diagnoses that normally follows in its footprints. Due to this, we have spent many weeks at the time in a hospital that works only with these types of cases. The people who works there are fenomenal, and much is done to make the environment as homey as possible.

Every time we have been there, I have admired all the beautiful quilts that are displayed all over the place. We are talking about many wall quilts in different sizes. A few weeks ago Lena and I decided to visit a quilting guild in a near by county for inspiration. The guild is Bærum Lappelag. It is fun to see how other guilds do their stuff, we thought. The atmosphere when we entered the room was so nice that we ended up joining the guild as new members!

I later on checked out their homepage, and what did I find? This is the guild that made all those lovely quilts and gave them to "our" hospital! This is not a coincidence, I thought to myself. This is providential - me being a member there :)

They had a fabulous Show and tell, here are some of the things we could admire:

The patience of some, I am in awe!


Quilt as you go, a genious method!

I look forward to meeting up with the quild members again soon.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Give Away

Be sure to visit Michelles great blog It`s Sew Me. She is having a great give away. I hope I am lucky this time, she is giving away some great stuff!

The give away closes on september 15th. Good luck!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Starting on an x-mas present

Autumn is here, and it is time to start some serious christmas present sewing. I do worry though, how am I going to manage all my sewing plans?? I have an exam in the late fall, and will have to spend a lot of my free time studying. Rats! Why did I sign up for it?? I am just so very behind with my reading...sigh...

Today I have been a good girl! I read a long chapter, worked on the mandate for my exam paper, and made this quilt top!

I made it from the roll of fat quarters I bought from Quiltefryd when they visited our guild last month. (Notice the doggy butt?) And guess what! I had so many blocks that I am making another quilt and a table runner! That means two christmas presents and somenthing new for my coffe table :) That is just what I need these days - really effective and rapid sewing!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, August 29, 2011

More goodies (poor little wallet!)

I promised you I would show you what I bought when Leka and I visited Lille Stasjon, and here it is. Lovely fabrics, pattern and thread.

I haven`t got the clue about what I am going to make of the Japanese fabrics, time will tell.

In between sewing, kids and work I still do a lot of workouts and try to get a progress on my jogging. It is only three weeks to The Big Test - where I will run 3 km in Oslo Marathon! I am not there yet, but with the new program from my coach, I think I will make it :) I have already been in one of the national newspapers, and they plan to do another article after the race.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, August 26, 2011


The last few days a lot of quilting goodies has arrived in my sewing room. I need some vitamin Q after a long summer with very little sewing. I have gone a bit bananas twice this week, leaving my bank account a bit empty. Nothing but flies there now. Last night Quiltefryd came with their shop to our guild, and I spent more money than I had planned. I think you`ll understand when you see what I bought.

The dark roll of fabric contains 25 fat quarters in brown, blue, white and rusty red. The blue and greens are for a "goodbye-dear-colleague"-project I am starting on soon.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tidy up!

A few days ago me and my friend Leka went on our traditional autumn trip to Lille Stasjon, a wonderful quilt shop. I will show you my purcases later. I bought a smart little plastic boks for some of my embroidery thread.

This is not it. Look at this mess! Like color spaghetti tangled up in eachother. This does not encourage me to sew, just to put the lid back on.

Here you see the result after several hours of labour, so tidy and nice! And a lot more room for new thread. Maybe I will buy some tonight at the first autumn meeting in my guild. Quiltefryd is visiting with their shop, and they are giving a lecture in sewing machine maintenance. I hope to take a lot of pictures so I can show you tomorrow.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oops I did it again - part two

Yesterday Mr. Pfaff left my sewingroom. It has been a nice year, but we never really hit it on. I know, I am just as bad as those men who are always changing cars, and yesterday I brought home a new cutie.

Meet Daisy!

This one is going to stay with me for a long time, I can feel it! Everytime I have visited my local quiltshop (no blog or homepage) she has blinked her little led eye to me, and whispered: take me home! I am so happy, and look forward to many happy hours of sewing.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, August 8, 2011

I`m back again!

Oh my, it is so long since I`ve posted :( I am ashamed! So what have I been doing these months?


I have been and still work out hard, five times a week, and so far I have lost 17 kg :) My big goal is to lose a total og 45 kg, and soon I am halfway.

I haven`t forgot to sew, and I mostly work on my many WISPs and UFOs. However, I plan to make two new quilts for two of my sons.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer is coming...

...and summer means lots of houses for sale, which again means a lot to do at work. And sadly that means less time for quilting.

We don`t have any close up neighbours here, so I don`t have curtains in all of the windows. However, I finally decided that I had to do something in the living room, as the sun makes it impossible to watch TV. Being a shabby girl, I didn`t want to buy lift curtains, so I made them from a old restaurant table cloth. It worked really well! No sun is getting through :)

I hade some leftover scraps from the table cloth, and I am thinking of making a table runner or something.

The fabric is really thick, so I had to improvise the pattern myself.

I use the lovely Cosmo embroidery thread. What this project will result in I don`t know, but I`m thinking of making different stichery motifs and put it all together.

One evening as I walked pass my window I stopped and gazed at this beautiful sunset. Too bad my camera can`t reproduce the real thing, it was breathtaking.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New additions to the library

All though I haven`t been blogging much lately, I have been adding new books and magazines to my quilting library.

Which by the way cries for a new bookshelf!

Lovely books if I some day want to test my sewing skills and patience :)

This Norwegian book has the cutest little stitcheries. I must make something from this one, I may even start tomorrow.

Presenting the finished top for my Gardner quilt. I plan to ship it off to a proffesional for the basting (but have made too many purchases lately and must wait for next salary), and I plan to hand quilt it. Max is looking forward to curl up in a brand new quilt. Sorry puppy, this one is mums!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege