Saturday, July 27, 2013

Finish nr 4

Actually, it's just too hot to sew!

But I'm up early in the morning .. running ... do yoga ... 
and then sew before the sun gets too hot.

 How wonderful it is to be free making the most of my day.

It's luxury!


My scrap quilt is quilted and bound .. 
feels good!

I wonder how many quilts I've made with Coltsfoot on?

 It must be something special with spring and Coltsfoot
 that make me get started on a quilt in fresh, bright colors.


Now I have another one! 

Tomorrow I'll continue with the quilt with chairs .....

Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer days

We have had some beautiful days in our summer paradise, Öregrund.
An old house my grandparents bought almost 80 years ago and it was build in the early 1920.
 Most of the old things are left from my grandparents and cared for by the family.

The kitchen is so charming with its fireplace and beautiful windows. My mother and I stitched the curtains many years ago.

In the garden a sea of ​​lavender blossoms ....
 and smells so wonderful.

Much of our time has passed in the garden ... beat the meadow...weeding...
 But also time to eat delicious food at home and at the restaurant in the harbor.

 what's a vacation without spending a little time to sew?

So of course I had packed fabric and embroidery thread to start a new project ... again!

I A while ago I bought a mini bike made ​​from
 tin cans. The small size made it possible to photo at different angles and positions given to embroider bikes on a quilt.
 I got the idea when I saw a program on television about how to compete on a bicycle in an obstacle course.

 We'll see how the project develops :)

Now I have a lot going on ... that will be many hours in the studio :) 

Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 12, 2013

I couldn't help....

 I really should complete the projects 
sitting on the board design and the quilt to be quilted
 ... but sometimes curiosity takes over.
An idea that has been in the drawer for a while 
and insisted on attention.

 I just had to see if it was possible to sew from the
 simple sketch on curvy women .....

......... and it worked. :)

It needs some adjustments but basically ... it works!

This is a first draft. 
Feet .. legs ... forms ... need some adjustment.

 I think I go for it......

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I'm back!

There has been a long time since my last post.
The reason is that I lost my mother in may.
 I miss her a lot every day...thoughts and memories.
 I have so many things to thank her for.
 One thing.....
 It's my mother's doing that I have become a good craftsman.
She's the one who inspired and thought me how and we shared the great joy that it brings to create something unique.


Well after a while life goes on......even though you don't believe it. 
I had promised to participate in an exhibition in  Kaxås, Offerdal. Offerdal is where I grew up.

This is where Lisbeth Genstrand runs a shop with interior
 and clothes on their family farm.
A lovely place!

Atelje Lisbeth

You are greeted by a stunning view over the countryside
 a Welcome billowing in the wind ... know you found the right place.

 Jämtkviltens local group West has combined their quilts for an exhibition and
I was invited to show some of my quilts.

Here are some of their great work!

My ambition was to at least show you one new quilt
 but it was not finished....... so it became golden oldies being exhibited.

That's life!

Look at this!

Lisbeth and my Red Cottages in the bakgroud.

In one room hangs Cat Walk and Coltsfoot.

 It is a little short on space in the house 
so the stairwell may also be used for exhibition space.

Well... if you are passing by....
please check Atelje Lisbeth and revel in lots of quilts and great stuff to buy in the shop. 

The exhibition runs until Sunday July 7 at 12.00-15.00

Happy Quilting!