Sunday, April 6, 2014

A hot trend!

A couple of weeks ago I was in Stockholm and garden fair. There, you could see several trends and one of them was .... growing in what you have in cupboards and storage.
There were grown in tin cans, tires, oil drums and various tubs...just name it!




I found it very inspiring so when I was back home, I was looking out for cans, newspaper and glue. 
Then I dressed the cans with photos in a collage and covered everything with glue.
 I got cans looking pretty neat and absolutely 
with a personal touch.




Some plants, twigs and strings ..... does the trick!



...but can you grow in cars?? 




Obviously......isn't it cool?

Happy Quilting!
Margreth









Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sew corner!

Last weekend I was in Stockholm visiting Vårsalongen på Liljewalchs art museum. An inspiring exhibition that showed a variety of art and expression forms. I was struck by the textile works that were represented more than I had expected. There were embroidered, crocheted, applications and paintings on fabric.

The most impressive work of art was.....! 

''My previous sewing corner''




I could hardly believe my eyes when I discovered that everything ... absolutely everything was covered with embroidery. 
Chair, table, sewing machine, thread roller, shoes, and even the electric plug ..... absolutely fantastic and fun!







It is also a wonderfully well-made pattern .. completely in very tiny cross stitch.




 A masterpiece in my eyes!

The artist is Ulla-Stina Wikander who is engaged in dressing  ordinary things with cross stitch embroidery .

Margreth


Sunday, March 16, 2014

A tiny bit spring!

Now I can imagine that spring is coming!

I made a wreath of rice, decorated my home with spring bulbs.
.My flowers are planted in fresh soil and I'm drinking coffee in edge of the forest while the sun is warming my face.

Great feeling! 








 But then what happens in the studio?
 Not much. 

I seem to do everything but sew ... tightening up required!

.......But still...

    



I made photocopies of my blocks and draw from them the shadows and echoes around the ladies.
 It is just a beginning..... I think I need a pretty
 powerful effect, perhaps in color? 

I'll see .....




Happy Quilting!
Margreth

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A glimpse of..



The weekend has been full of different things. 
Skiing in the snow storm to train a little extra before TjejVasan in Mora next weekend.
 It was an uphill battle, I say. :)
The snow is melting and it's far too early if you are a skier.

 There have been a few hours in the studio too. 
Now that Elizes quilt is finished it's time to continue with my curvy, lush ladies.
 




Here's how it looks when the shape of the woman is cut
 and marks made to match when sewing together.
 Not so easy but it works! 
One of the pictures shows when the neck comes into place.






I have painted some fabric pieces that work 
very well with other fabrics ... they do the trick.




There is still much to sew ..... some women ...... backgrounds .... decorations etc..

 .....it's so very exciting and fun to see how 
the quilt is emerging bit by bit.





Well....this was a glimpse from my weekend and
progress in the studio.

See you!
Margreth







Sunday, February 9, 2014

Finish nr 1

Elizes quilt is finished ! :)
 A thumbler quilt in a color scale that I haven't done before. But I like the cold scale with a touch of blueberry and milk.






I have sewn her name and birth year with cross stitch.
 It went easy on a checked fabric.






 This is the finished quilt!


  

Some details!







Making a nice back is a challenge .. but it's good to use the small pieces of fabric lying around.
...and that's a lot of them. :)







Happy Quilting!
Margreth

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Snow!



Finally, winter has arrived and it is freezing cold and some snow.
 It is so incredibly beautiful!
 A winter landscape that embeds all vegetation in a dream world.




My poppy made ​​of steel wire is full of frost......... beautiful!






 In the studio work goes in slow motion ... I don't have the right energy.
 But it probably will come now that the sun shines longer and longer during the day. 

I have anyway quilted  Elizes quilt. 
 Yes, I found out her name a few days ago. Cute! :)

 A little embroidery is also done to make the quilt a little extra.

 You will soon see the result!

Happy Quilting!
Margreth


Monday, January 6, 2014

A baby...


A new year and new projects!



 Just before Christmas  a gift appeared in my mailbox.
 What a pleasant surprise! It was  Quiltemagasinet from Norway.
Last fall I was contacted by Quiltemagasinets editor, Bente Vold Klausen who asked if she could write an article about me and my work to create quilts. 
 What do you say? ..... An honor of course. 
The magazine is Norwegian and a great mix of articles, patterns and inspiring pictures.
You can read and look at instructive pictures how to work
with various techniques.

Please check out the magazine if you haven't done it before!





A cup of coffee, my last gingerbread and a quilt journal.....that makes my day!


Enough .... time to get some work done in the studio!

The stork has arrived with a little girl !
 My brother's daughter has given birth to her third child ... congratulations !
 Well.. I go right ahead and sew a small quilt!
It's so fun, I do it with great joy!

I decided to sew ......hmmm..what is it called in english?.. this time.
The colors are a little like the milk and blueberries way.




The top is finished!




...some decoration...




.......and as usually....when I finally is creative and full of desire to sew ... 
...then it's time to start working again!

 But now I'm rested..long sleepy mornings... and the light is coming back ... yes, I 'm sure !

Happy Quilting!
Margreth
 




Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas






Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I wish you all a wonderful year filled with joy along with fabric, thread and quilts.

Margreth