Monday, February 28, 2011

Birds in the air

The Birds in the air is an easy block to do and I really love easy ones.The fabrics get the opportunity to show their beauty.The fabrics from the Civil War time mostly have not the bright colours .

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Log cabin blocks

Log cabin blocks made in reproduction fabrics with patterns from the Civil War period.
I'm going to follow a sew along.There are both easy and more advanced blocks to use. Every block has a short story too.For me the patterns on the fabrics are very interesting.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A new shawl is ready.

The shawl in Fame trend(656) and needles 4.A very nice knitting is ready to wear or to put in my Christmas box for gifts.The pattern is perfect for a shawl in varigates yarn.I used a crochet hook when I made the edge of the shawl.

This weekend I want to knit the second sock I started to knit for a while.And maybee I do some blocks in a Civil War fabric inspired by

who participate in a SAL

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A little" toilet bag" made by stripes

The little "toilet bag" is made by stripes from something striped for a log cabin quilt.It's a fabric from the past,something used before in a bed.A very nice pattern on it too.It reminds me of the childhood.Nice memories.My mother often used it when she was weaving rugs and you could as a child look at the and sometimes find a stripe of something you have had.My father often found something from a shirt.My mother told him that he had been using the shirt too much and she needed that patter/colour.And it's very good for the environment to recycle.The theme in the work shop this weekend is recycling.Very very good.
I wish you a nice Sunday

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine

We have had a sewing together on a yahoo-group I'm a member of and we got the possibility to use a pattern from called Julehjerter.this has been very nice to do and I'm so impressed of all the different variations this pattern give.
The size
6"x 11 1/2"

I wish you all a lovely Valentine day.

A Christmas quilt-along 2011

The quilt-along fascinates me as the theme is "stars".The first star is the one you can see above.When I made the first one of two I observed that the solid fabric is not in a good quality so I have to change it.What I also found out is that the pattern is not so easy to make so the blocks take time to do.The printed fabrics are "Tilda fabrics" .

Monday, February 07, 2011

Broken needles


Here you can read about the celebration of the broken needles.

"In the Hari-Kuyo ceremony, Japanese women gather once a year on Febuary 8th at Shinto shrines or Buddhist temples to thank their worn out needles and pins for good service."

Sunday, February 06, 2011

A new fabric bowl

With 2 pieces of fabric in off-white, 2 small squares of rose fabrics and a heavy weight fusible interfacing I made this bowl.For what?Well just now it's only an eye candy.

PS.We learnt how to do bowls on the workshop we had on Folkhögskolan(Textile Art).DS