Sunday, 31 January 2010

Januarymeeting in Vestre Toten Lappelag

Look what Wenche has sewn to her granddaughter. Cute isn't it?
Closeup of the stars. She has used a vey sweet fabric in the middle of each star.
The granddaughter is a little girl so the quilt isn't so big eighter...., but it is a big present to give away :-)
Winni with one of her kaleidoscope-quilts. She has made quite a few and I think she has given them all away to family and friends.
Her son said he didn't have any Christmas-tablerunners! So Winni has made two scrappy Christmas-tablerunners to him. He is a lucky dog!!
Closeup of the snow crystal.
Tablerunner number two.

Every fourth Thursday in the month we gather together in Vestre Toten Lappelag. We are only eight members of this guild, but we enjoy eachothers company and talk and share a lot of quilting secrets..... Some of us are also members of Gjøvik Quiltelag so we attend two meetings a month.
Our meetings are in "Møteplassen";  a place where people with psychological or emotional dysfunction can meet during daytime. They talk, go on small trips and make something with their hands if they want to. Astrid is working in "Møteplassen" and she is a great teacher in quilting and patchwork. This tablerunner is made of leftovers from another quiltingproject by one of the users of "Møteplassen". It is really simple and beautiful!!
Ruth handstitched her potholders. She got inspired by Nina's Smutthull to make this.
Ruth got this sweet pocket with thread and scissors from her Quilting Angel (SWAP) before Christmas.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Freebies from

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Happy Weekend to you all!
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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Freebie stitchery; A week with Sue








Freebie I'm Blushing from Moda Bake Shop

A fun tutorial using precut fabrics/Jelly Rolls. Made by Natalia Bonner from Piece N Quilt. Very modern but I love it!

Freebie stitchery from Kviltstina

Kviltstina has some cute Valentine heart stitcheries she is sharing. Go here to download.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Old stuff; a little bragging

Homemade Advent Calendars
In Norway and Scandinavia there is a tradition of having a so-called Julekalender (the Norwegian word for an Advent Calendar) starting on the first of December, and ending on Christmas Eve.

I want to share with you two of my home made Advent Calendars. An Advent Calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Today, most advent calendars are made for children, but the first is my sister Anne’s Calendar. She was in her’s forties when she got this from me. Two years ago she got this filled with chocolate and other sweets gift wrapped. It is really simple sewn. The heart is made of many tiny scrappy pieces just glued to the linen by using appliqué-vlise. Stippleseams are both decorative and easy to make. A pocket is made by folding a quilted fabric on the quilted linen-top and small parcels of sweets were put in this pocket. Each parcel had a ribbon with a number at one end and these ribbons were hanging outside the pocket. This way she could see which parcel she should take each day during Advent. Free motion-quilting is used and I sew “Hjertelig” (meaning sincere/hearty) to her.

The second one I made for her twins when they were one year old. They are going to be 16 years this summer, so time passes quickly :-)
The pattern is from a very dear book of mine. 24 rings are sewn on the Calendar so wrapped gifts can be hung by them. Beginning on the first day of December, one parcel is opened each day, counting down the days remaining until Christmas Eve, from one to twenty-four where the 24th gift often is bigger or more expensive than the others.

Thank you Anne for sending me the pictures so I could brag about these Julekalenders.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Michelle from The Raspberry Rabbits has a generous new BOM

Don't forget to join Michelle as she has started the New Block of the Month FREE Stitchery and Quilt project! It's called "A Sentimental Journey Through the Months." Here's what January's pattern looks like. Look for button on the right side of my page!! The new design will be available on the 1st of every month and all the BOMs will be available through the year of 2010. GREAT!!!!

Attic Window Quilt Shop

Go to Attic Window Quilt Shop and download this beautiful winter-stitchery. Don't miss it :-)

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Quilt Happy, Quilt Often! Free Seasons Sew-Along

Care for joining Quilt Happy, Quilt Often! for a four seasons stitchery project? Every month (on the 20th) a new block will be posted, with directions to trace and stitch. This project started in June 2009, so check back every month for the newest block! If you enjoy this project, look for this button later on. (I will add this button in the margin of my blog.)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Drømmequilten has a great giveaway :-)

The lucky winner will receive this great book from Need`l Love and two yards of fabric. The giveaway ends  January 15th, so hurry up. Visit Siv Hege at Drømmequilten and leave her a comment.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Wonderful Winter Tea Towel

Bird Brain Designs have another lovely stitchery to grab called Wonderful Winter. Enjoy it!
Take care from

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Free stitchery from Buzzy Bee Buttons

Cute? Go here to find the pattern. They also have fonts that they have found useful for craft related projects. Simply right click and select whether you would like to save, print or email the font box. Enjoy! I'm off visiting my quilting friend Ruth :-)

First Friday Freebie

The Painted Quilt offers you a freebie a month!

Here is this month’s FFF…First Friday Freebie called “Let It Snow”.
The finished dimensions are 8” x 7”. You may enlarge or reduce the pattern to suit your needs.

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