Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snowball - Santa - Kaleidoscope

F3 Snowball 17 pieces and F2 Kaleidoscope 28 pieces
both paperpieced, here  in company with santa.

Until next time
Happy stitching


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Old Windmill

F-4. Paper pieced. 13 pieces.
On top of  Birch leaves that I have dried to make tea
or I will use it to dye yarn.
Dried Birch leaves are very good and healthy in a cup of tea,
I'm drinking one now.

Take care and happy stitching


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Four more blocks

Michelle's Medley E-6, Paper pieced, 28 pieces.

Bread Basket E-7, 38 pieces. Paper pieced and hand pieced.
This one really gave me some headache, I'm glad this one is done.

Mama's Maze E-8. Paper pieced. 33 pieces.
This makes row E completed.
Five rows done.

J-12 Paper pieced, 9 pcs.
Rebecca's Basket and Rebecca's pictures.

Now I can start a new row, I think I will do F.

All the best to you all and enjoy what ever you are doing.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mary Ruth's Corset

E-12. Paper pieced into 8 units, then the units handpieced. 28 pieces.

In the picture you can also see my collection of onion peel.
Every time I peel  onion, I save the peel in a big jar to be used later
 to dye yarn.  I've not yet tried it on fabric.
I better stick with Procion MX.

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy stitching.


Thursday, October 14, 2010


G-12. Hand appliqué. 18 pieces

It worked best for me to hand appliqué the stars on middle piece,
add the border then snowball the corners. Very easy.

Happy stitching.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quilt Jail and Woven Meadow

E-9. Paperpieced. 35 pieces

G-10. Paperpieced. 39 pieces

Two blocks this week. Two easy blocks I should say,
didn't have to rip anything.
I do like the fabric for G-10.
I really should go down to the cellar and make some more 
 multicoloured fabrics.

Until next time
Happy stitching


Friday, October 1, 2010

Moth in a Web

E-13 Paper pieced and appliqué, 22 pieces.
When I thought the block was done, it came to my attention
there were no small triangles on the big triangles.
I forgot to appliqué them on  
before it was sewn on the middle piece.
I had to rip off and do it again.

Some days are more difficult than others.

Happy stitching


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tour de France

F-13. Hand appliqué, 5 pieces.

Tour de France lying on a book called "Sjónabók".

The Icelandic "sjónabók" is a collection of traditional patterns for textiles.
Over 750 pages of beautiful patterns,
which are held in the collection of the National Museum of Iceland.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Five & Dime

E-10 Hand pieced and appliqué.

No Rebecca's photo in this picture - just very old packsaddle.

Hope you are all enjoying what ever you are doing.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Paddle Wheels

E-3 Paddle Wheels, paperpieced, 20 pieces, lying on the childrensbook Cyrano,
illustrator: Rébecca Dautremer.
Have you noticed - I'm obsessed with her pictures.

Now I have 70 blocks -  only 99 more squares to go.

Happy stitching


Monday, September 13, 2010

Buffalo Tree Hopper

E-4 - Handpieced - 11 pieces.
I made some tiny changes, - the two green corners are made of two pieces in the book.
I think the original was one piece.

And here is a beautiful picture from Rébecca Dautremer a French Illustrator, she was born 1971 in Gap in South of France. She now lives in Paris.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rising Sun

E-5, 17 pieces.  This one was paper pieced and hand-appliqué.
As you can see I have some more of Rébecca Dautremers pictures.
I love them.

Thank you for stopping by


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Merry May

E-2 Merry May was hand pieced and appliqué, 11 pieces.
And here are two more pictures from Rébecca Dautremer,
aren't they just gorgeous?

I forgot to tell you in my last posting, that I have completed 4 whole rows.

And now I'm off again to Paris for three days.

You all have a wonderful week,
and happy sewing.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mouse in a Mirror

Mouse in a Mirror, hand pieced, 29 pieces,
 is here in company with Rébecca Dautremer's pictures
on a big hardcover envelope and a beautiful book of love  (L'amoureu)

I just love her pictures.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Alison's Guiding Light

 D-1. Paper pieced into units then hand pieced. 23 pieces


 D-10, Paper pieced into units then hand pieced.
42 pieces.

At last - some time spent with my DJ.
It is nice to have your family over for a visit, especially when you are living abroad.
But I did miss my sewing, and now I miss my family.

So it is a kind of Battlefield with my emotion.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crystal Star

Crystal Star - D-4 was paperpieced, handpieced and appliqué.
17 pieces.
It seems to work best for me to paperpiece into units and then handpiece the units together.
It has really been very hot here in Lux for the past weeks,
But this morning it was a bit coolish.

Happy stitching

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cathedral Window

Cathedral Window. D-5. Paper pieced. 21 piece.

Four blocks in one week, that is good.
To morrow my sister in law is coming for a visit,
no Dear Jane for some days now.
Thank you all for stopping by
and take care.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Meeting Place and Uncle Richard

Meeting Place. D-7. Paper pieced. 13 pieces

Uncle Richard. D-9. Paper pieced. 35 pieces

Well tonight I can post two blocks.
They were easy to do and I enjoyed the paper piecing,
 - not so much picking out the small pieces of paper, though.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Challenge. D-6, paperpieced, 9 pieces

How do you like my Challenge?
When I look at the middle piece - I see a forest with a yellow sky!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Megan's Mountain Laurel

Megan's Mountain Laurel, C-7, Hand pieced, 45 pieces.

Now I have finished 3 rows ABC.
It was handpieced while watching "The Reader" for the third time.
DH went away for two days,
so there is no foodball on my TV tonight HURRAY

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe, C-4, 33 pieces, Hand pieced.

To long  between this one and my last.
And my excuse is: 
I was  visiting my family in Iceland,
and had a wonderful time. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Patriot's Lantern

C-10 Patriot's Lantern. 37 pieces.

If I had paid an attention to the name of this block, Patriot's Lantern  I would have put some more yellow into it.
Next time I better look first at the name, then my block chart and number before I choose the colour.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

C-11 Soldiers and Sailors Monument. 16 pieces.

This one I appliqué and hand pieced. Did not take long.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Family Reunion

C-12 Family Reunion, 49 pieces.

Family Reunion was handpieced in the beginning
and then,  when it was big enough  the Bernina took over.

A small mistake, it is pink as C-13 but a little darker.
Well so what!!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lakota Sioux

C-13. Lakota Sioux. 25 pieces.

At last I managed to do one more block, it is hand pieced except for the big triangles,
they went through the Bernina.
I have been busy doing Flower Garden.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rayelle's Fence

C-3 Rayelle's Fence. 25 pieces.

At last I have over 1000 pieces :-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hani's Crown

C-8 Hani's Crown - 21 piece

While piecing Hani's Crown I watched Julie &Julia 
the story of Julie Child, played by Meryl Streep.
I just love Meryl Streep and collect all her movies,
she is amazing actress.

I know that every time I look at this block I will think of this movie.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Streak of Lightning

C-2 Streak of Lightning. Hand pieced and appliqué. 15 pieces.

Gold Award
Completed the 50th block for  Dear Jane quilt - YEA

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Trooper Green's Badge

C-1 Trooper Green's Badge. Paper pieced. 13 pieces.

Block number 49 and still not over 1000 pieces, I must have picked out all the easiest blocks. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wild Goose Chase

B-6. Wild Goose Chase. Paper pieced. 43 pieces

Now I have finished two rows,  A and B.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Melissa's Cross

B-11 Melissa's Cross. Hand pieced. 21 pieces.

Only one more to fill row B, that is B-6.

Jud's Trophy

B-10 Jud's Trophy. Paper pieced. 29  pieces.

I will have to do this one again, and handpiece it. It is a disaster.

Four Cornber Press

B-13 Four Corner Press. Paper pieced. 9 pieces.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hot Cross Buns

B-5 Hot Cross Buns. Hand pieced and appliqué. 15 pieces

Do you notice anything? 
How on earth did I do this, and didn't notice it until after I finished the block.
My mind must have been far away.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Field of Dreams

D-13. Field of Dreams. Machine pieced. 5 pieces.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chris's Soccer Field

B-4 Chris's Soccer Field. Paperpieced. 21 pieces.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cabin Fever

A-9 Cabin Fever. Paper pieced. 45 pieces

Now I have finished row A

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top Row 9

TR-9. Machine and hand pieced. 9 pieces

The three big pieces were sewn by machine, then I decided to hand piece the rest, it was easier.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pebble's Protest

A-11 Pebble's Protest. Hand pieced. 37 pieces

This one was hand pieced in a hotel room in Algarve Portugal between playing golf.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Love Forever

RS8. Love Forever. Hand appliqué. 5 pieces

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Which Points West

A-10 Which Points West? Hand pieced and appliqué. 14 pieces

This one was hand pieced in Agadir, with not so good light in a hotel room.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Michigan Dunes

TR-5.  Michigan Dunes. Paperpieced. 21 pieces.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Framed Fancy

A-12. Framed Fancy. Paper pieced and hand pieced in the end.
41 pieces.

I think it is easier to hand piece than paperpieces these tiny pieces.
This one was a struggle.