Monday, March 25, 2013

Lovely Winter!

Swedish winter at its best.
 Cold nights and sunny days with a couple of degrees below zero .... perfect for skiing.
 We went to Edsåsdalen, a small mountain village where you can easily get up on the mountain and to ski in a wonderful environment.

Halfway up the mountain, it's time to eat our packed lunch and then rest against the wall of a hut. So nice to sit there and enjoy the view.
 On the way, I found a small sign warning for moose!
 Huh .. I'll swerve if there is a moose?

Husband fixes the backpack and take a breather.... 
...while the wife tries to find a good camera angle.
...rather special!!!

Oops .... a crash .... then it might be just as well to linger a while
 and enjoy the view and philosophize a while.

Consequently, there hasn't been much sewing .....

.... but I have anyway sewed these blocks into a project
 with other quilters in Jämtkvilten.

...and soon it's Easter...:)

Happy Quilting!

Monday, March 18, 2013

What a mess!

What a mess ... maybe I can call it a creative touch
 but I don't know if that's entirely true.
 I have been working a lot in the studio this weekend
 and on several projects at the same time.

 An unusual way for me to work but quite liberating in some way.

..... but there are limits .. right?

Anyway the project where I work with my leftovers is progressing.
 I try to use even small pieces .. they can be sewn together!
That's the charm with scrap quilts, isn't it?

This is a part of it...... chair quilt is in progress too...

This one requires concentration and mind power ...phew ..
  considering options in design and colors .. discard and start over.
Then it's so liberating to take on the scrap quilt...

...but the quilt is emerging bit by bit.

In a corner lies a quilt ready to be quilted .... but I'm still not sure ...
... the soft organic forms or strict geometric .... hmmm?

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A great week!

This week has been all through a success!

 Everything I wished and planned for has come true.

Our children has been at home... 
I have been skiing a lot!
I've had time to spend quality time with my old parents.
I have planted about my flowers in fresh soil.
Some shopping....but no fabrics!
The weather has been great...sunny...cold...and snow.
and many hours in the studio!!! :)

I feel like......

Well rested and happy .. free from work .... then the urge to create something
 comes like a letter in the mail. 
The first thing I did was throw my project with chairs in the trash. 
Away with it!
 Leaving on a project where the inspiration has run out......
and up with new fresh fabrics and colors. :)

 It felt so good to start up again with new fresh eyes..... and now the pieces fall to place.......

 You get a little peek!

One day I was leafing through a magazine and saw this picture.

Dare to be dramatic.....
is in the image and on the floor is a carpet that gave me the idea.
 I have long thought it would be fun to do something of all the leftover pieces of fabric.
 I have a lot!!!!!!
 You have them too, I'm sure?
 So I poured out some of them on the floor and began to sew
 trying to take something in the pile without planning .. but that's not easy!

...........the first block.....

...and after a while...

This is a fun no strings attached way to sew .... full of playfulness among all colors.

We'll see where it carries away!!!

Happy Quilting!