tirsdag, november 13, 2012


This weekend I have participated in a class where we learned Meshwork. It is a braid technique where we braided different panels that can be used for different purposes. The teacher was Brita Rundgren, a very clever and patient woman. At first the technique seemed very simple but as the day went forward it was not as easy as it seemed at first. However, the first panel we made was very simple but that was only a warm up. the next was a bit harder and the third one was difficult. So now I have to do many new attempts trying to really understand how to do it and get it in my fingers.

Here are my panels. I also made a toilet bag for my little granddaughter. ToalettveskeLater I will make a small cosmetic purse for her as well.


søndag, juli 01, 2012

Tour de Fibre 2012

This morning I realized that Hanne and May Britt had started a challenge for those of us quilters who like to combine the cycling sport and quilting. Since I am in my summer house at the moment and since it has been raining cats and dogs the last days I would like to join.
Arbeidsplassen 2Blokker til lper
I have been sewing the last days and my first work was a tabletopper from Kquilt. I made five blocks but now I have to take a break due to lack of fabric. I have an appointment in the town on Tuesday so then I will go home and collect the fabrics needed. However, I did more sewing today. All the leftovers from the tabletopper were cut in 2 1/2” squares. Some tiny strips in yellow were put in between the squares to make the potholders a bit bigger. I have to wait to finish them until I have been home to collect the wadding. I am now hand sewing the binding of my first made potholders which were also leftovers from an earlier project.
Grytekluter 1GrytekluterThis is the project I am hand stitching on at the moment.

The final table runner is this. I liked it very much.

lørdag, mars 17, 2012

Double Wedding Ring

It happened much on Friday. First I had to register. Next to find the classroom where my class was to be held. I was so lucky to participate Marti Michell’s class where she tought the Double Wedding Ring. We used templates she has designed herself. She was an inspiring teacher and tought us some trics to make the ring smooth together.Hva jeg syddeDouble Wedding Ring TemplatesFra klasserommet

When the class was finished I had to visit the shop area. However, it was so crowded as it use to be but I found a few fabrics which I bought. Here they are:

Skattene mine

In the evening it was time for the usual evening meal with a very nice performance by Marti Michell where she talked about her works and showed many of them live. She told us she doesn’t like to .do slide shows. Instead she brought a three suitcases with lovely quilts from the USA. I took many photographs and will show some of them here: IMG_0957IMG_0954



torsdag, mars 15, 2012

Bergen and the annual meeting in the NQF

Each year the NQF has their annual meeting in different places in Norway. This year we meet in Bergen in the western part of the country. I went by train this time because the conditions for crossing the mountains by car at this time of the year can be a dangerous drive and it takes a lot of time. It is easier and much more relaxing to go by train. I read, talked with a nice woman in the seat next to me, had  lunch, coffee, listen to music and enjoyed the travel.

I stay at the Radisson Blue Hotel in the very city centre. It is where the exhibitions, the classes, the annual meeting and everything else are going on. I am really excited for the rest of this weekend. I have already packed out my stuff with quilting gears, cutting mats, rulers and things like that. This is my room at the hotel.