March 30, 2013

TGIFF Giveaway Winner

Mr. made it's selection and we have a winner of the Sweetwater Reunion charm pack from my TGIFF giveaway.

Congratulations, Taryn! I'll e-mail you to get your mailing address.

Happy Easter!

March 25, 2013

Where is springtime?

It is still cold and snowy here in Norway and I can't blame the geese for flying in circles down south in stead of returning here.
Det er fortsatt kaldt og snø her i Norge og jeg skjønner godt at gjessene flyr i ring der sørpå i stedet for å vende tilbake hit.

But on a more positive note - I finished my Double Circle of Geese mini quilt/table topper last week and surprised my grandma with it today as a late birthday gift. She loves flying geese (of the quilted variety), so this was perfect for her!
Men det gode er at jeg ble ferdig med denne lille duken/mini quilten i forrige uke og overrasket min mormor med den i dag - en forsinket bursdagsgave. Hun elsker "flying geese" så dette var perfekt for henne!

As I only had a layer cake (10" squares) to work with, I had to get creative to make the borders.
Siden jeg bare hadde en "layer cake" (10" kvadrater) å jobbe med, måtte jeg bli kreativ med bordene.

I used more pieces from the layer cake on the back and added little corner pockets in case she wants to use it as a wall hanging.
Jeg brukte flere stykker fra "layer cake" pakken på baksiden og satte inn hjørnelommer i tilfelle stykket skulle henges på veggen.

You probably can't tell from the photos, but it took 11 cuts of fabric to make binding for this 21" square. So there are a lot of seams in the binding!
Det synes nok ikke i bildene, men det tok 11 stykker stoff for å lage lukkekant på denne lille duken. Det er mange skjøter i lukkekanten!

Fabric: Odds&Ends from Moda and Kona Snow
Pattern: Center block is called Windmill, designed by Lynne and can be found in this book
Finished size: Approx. 21" square

March 21, 2013

TGIFF! (my Cherry Blossom quilt is done)

Welcome to the TGIFF linky party! My name is Marit and I blog from the cold north (Oslo, Norway). I am so happy to have you here with me today and look forward to seeing what you all have to share!

My TGIFF project is one I am truly thankful for having completed! I cut the pieces for this last July and was just a total slow poke at getting it pieced. I finally got the top assembled in February and splurged on getting it quilted by a pro. What a treat! It just feels so strange to have something I sewed so perfectly quilted... But I can get used to it:)

So without further ado - here is my completed Cherry Blossom quilt! And yes - these photos are taken today. On snow. I said I lived in the cold north, right?






Size: Approx. 60"x60"
Pattern: Cherry Blossom from the book "With Fabric and Thread" by Joanna Figueroa
Fabric: California Girl from Moda with Kona Snow background and Kona Salmon binding
Quilted by: Merete Ellingsen of

And just to add to the Friday fun, I'm giving away a charm pack of Reunion by Sweetwater to one of you who link up (no matter where you live). I think this fabric is awesome, but I just can't find a project for it - so I hope one of you can give it some sewing love! 

Now - let's get this party started! Link up your finished beauties and then visit with the other party guests (don't be a party pooper). Please include a link back to this post and/or include the TGIFF button (found here) in your blog post so your visitors can come join the party.

March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Putting the final stitches on the binding of my Cherry Blossom quilt.

Full reveal of finished quilt will be shared on Friday, when I will be hosting the TGIFF linky party. Come join me, won't you? It's my first time hosting a linky party, so I'm a bit of a nervous hostess. But I will do my best to make everyone feel welcome:)

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March 01, 2013

Fresh Sewing Day/Goal Setting - March

February felt like a good sewing month.

I started and finished a quilt - Starburst (Shine bright like a diamond)

I finally completed my Cherry Blossom quilt top (started this last summer) and I think it's being quilted today (outsourced)

I started on something small, just for fun

Did I make a birthday gift for my grandma? No comment. Her birthday hasn't been yet;

So what's in store for March?

1) Finish my Cherry Blossom quilt (all I will need to do is sew on binding) - this will be my Lovely Year of Finishes goal
2) Birthday gift for grandma - if it's not already done;)
3) I really want to sit down and figure out how to use my new serger (which I bought in November)

So nothing big - I hope I will have time to do some small, fun projects this month. It's the last month I'm home before becoming a working professional again. It will be strange to return to work, but good to start having a life outside the home again! My brain needs to think about other things than feeding, nap time and diaper changes. And I know the little girl will be in good hands - it's time for 12 weeks (paid) paternity leave for the mister. Yup, Norway's great like that:)

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