Thursday, October 31, 2013

I'm on to it!

I have fall holidays ... four days to fill with stuff that feels inspiring and fun.

Such as......  :)

........ go jogging an hour in the biting wind and snow .. sounds lovely eh!

Well....the brain clares and the body wakes up by all the fresh air!

The next thing that makes my day is to take hold of my project
 making curvy and warm ladies.
 A challenge to sew ... but it works if you are stubborn and try your way.

...just a peek for now!

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall and....

I have spent time to make it cozy in the darkness. 
There is so  much in nature to take care of and organize in different ways.

. All the leaves are gone and now I can feel the winter and snow coming.

The garden is almost magical in the soft light.

I picked moss in the forest, leaves in the garden and onions were in the fridge ....
..... it became nicely along with heather.

 A welcome state jewelry on the door .. you will be so happy! :)

 Imagine a small tree, moss, rose hips, and a little more onion ....

The stones are absolutely gorgeous.

Indoors needed light and heat. 
I have dried slices of orange, lemon, lime and tied around the glass jars.

It is a fantastic warm beautiful light when lit.

An old cake mold with candles in hollowed-out apples in water!

Yes....there is so much you can do....just go for it!

Feel Happy! :)


Monday, October 14, 2013

Finish nr 5

Fall is making great progress and now you can feel that winter is near.
 I made my first snowball two weeks ago when
 we were at the mountains wandering.

A lovely cloudy day!

 In the studio, it hasn't happened much since Rikstäckets annual meeting,
 but a quilt was finished just in time for the exhibition.

This is the quilt that I started to think about for more than a year ago.
 I started but threw everything away and started all over again.

 Crazy but necessary! 
I needed to take on the project from a new different angle.

 I have worked with both piecing, fabric paint and transmission of images.

 It has been very exciting.

This is  Design What? 

 I don't think my relative ( SnickarPer) Carpenter Per ever pondered the words design and shape. He thought about the function and availability of materials. Today is this worn ragged wooden chair a fond memory in great contrast to today's cool design...tomorrows antique?

Old and modern ... rag rugs and carpets in modern expression.
The rag rugs are quilted and the modern printed with fabric paint.

Quilting Design all over the quilt!

I have a special feeling for chairs :)
 and this is one of several quilts on the theme .... maybe there will be more?

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rikstäcket in Östersund

Rikstäckets annual meeting took place in Östersund this weekend.

 Jämtkvilten was the organizer and our guild celebrated
 the 20th anniversary with an exhibition. 

Imagine that it has been 20 years since Ann-Katrin and I called the first meeting in Ås!

It has been a fantastic  weekend with many visitors at the city's theater
 where the meeting and exhibitions was held.

The annual meeting was held in the theater and on the scene there
 was a sea of ​​pillows and quilts on the wall...

 ... it looked inviting.

....and what would a quilt meeting be without the ability to buy fabrics..
...I just wonder?

Jämtkviltens exhibition was highly appreciated and here
 are some pictures....

After a weekend meeting with  quilt friends, 
looking at amazing quilts and a lovely dinner with about 
300 excited quilters...imagine that..... I'm happy ... but tired.

 And best of all .. 
I am so inspired to sew :)

Thanks to you all lovely quilters!

Happy Quilting!