torsdag 17. august 2017

My new Island Batik Ambassador box

I got my second ambassador box from Island Batik some days ago. Just as I came home  with it, it happened something with my left eye. I had to go to the hospital at once. After some days now with rest, and a visit to the ophthalmologist today, I'm better, but still waiting for my eye to stabilize. 

But at last I was able to study all the fantastic fabrics in the box. Here are some nice pictures so you can see yourself. Some of the fabrics are from the collection coming out this fall, so I can't show you all. But I can tell you that there's a lot of fantastic fabrics to wait for. 


Here you can see all the fabrics in a pile. The 5" rolls are great to use for whatever project you can think of. I've used some of it to make softies. And I really can recommend that.

This must be the perfect fabric for dog lovers.

I wonder what I can make out of this panel?

A bundle of fabric I can use in different  projects.

Can you spot some dots here?

Beautiful colours. These are fabrics to be used in projects this fall. I already love them.

A great neutral is always handy.

Island Batik also sell rayon to use for making clothes. I already have a plan for using this one.














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onsdag 9. august 2017

La Passion - 13 300 hexagons

Synes det går bedre nå når jeg ser framgang hver gang jeg syr en ny blomst. Noen har lurt på hvordan jeg teller. Jeg må sy 18 sekskanter rundt papir hver dag, og syr, teller og krysser av på en kalender. De jeg fester til teppet teller jeg også, og skriver opp hver kveld. Dermed har jeg oversikt over når jeg passerer nytt hundretall.

It's so nice now that I can see the progress every time I join a flower. I'm basting 18 hexies every day, and then I count how many I've joined to the quilt in the evening. So it's quite easy to know when I pass a new hundred.
















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mandag 7. august 2017

Katt og mus

Har helt falt for kosedyr siste ukene. De er veldig morsomme å sy, men utfordrende å få fine. Etter en hel haug med elefanter og litt andre dyr, var det nå tid for katter. Batikkstoff fra Island Batik er helt supert å bruke til dette formålet.

I'm in love with softies these days. After a pile of elephants and some other animals, I tried cats today. Batik fabrics from Island Batik are perfect to use when you sew softies.























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søndag 6. august 2017

La Passion - 13 200 hexagons

Hjørnet vokser, og så passerer jeg enda et hundre. Ligger litt på etterskudd, men skal snart ta det inn igjen. Grit Kovacs har laget mønsteret, og her ser du hvordan noen av oss som syr teppet har variert fargene. Mange nydelige kombinasjoner, så man får jo lyst til å sy flere.

The next corner is growing, and today I pass another hundred. I'm a bit behind, but hope to do some hexies extra the next few weeks. Grit Kovacs made the pattern, and here you can see how we have varied the colours. Many beautiful colour combinations.
















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mandag 31. juli 2017

Oh Baby! July Island Batik challenge

Working with a baby quilt is just the possibility for me to use all the bright fabrics from Island Batik. So if you think batik is just pastel, you should think twice. I love those bright colours, and I think they show the Scandinavian style in a beautiful way. And log cabin blocks are just perfect for everything. To make them wonky gives them even more life.


























For babies are these sweet elephants, too. Island Batik is just the perfect fabric for softies, and especially for elephants. I took some of them out into the forest so they could do some real work. If you like to see more elephants in different colours, you can go here.







































As July is a holiday month with much travelling, I didn't have the time to do the quilting. I have to do it when I come home in August.



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onsdag 26. juli 2017

Et lite eventyr

Den siste uka har jeg falt helt for sydde kosedyr. Først ble det en elefant, som etterhvert ble til tolv. Siden ble det noen bamser og en gris. Har planer om enda flere, og prøver meg fram for å få de finest mulig.

This last week I've been in love with softies. At the beginning it was an elephant, and soon there were twelve. Later came some teddies and a little pig. I have plans for more animals later.


Hello, will you please tell me the way to the waterhole.

Yes, please tell us.

Time to wake up. You're having your consert today, aren't you?

We don't like this one, because we can do it better.

But we're thirsty. So good to find the waterhole.

I try to play for you all. Who's interested. Can you hear me? Oh no, I think all the elephants just like to drink today.

We're working, not relaxing.


But I'm relaxing. I'm so happy for your consert. 

The elephants didn't listen to me. I'm so glad you did. Come let's play together.

We can climp the trees and have fun. Don't worry, be happy!














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søndag 23. juli 2017

Mini La Passion

Fant ut at det er veldig lenge siden dere har sett denne. Ettersom jeg bruker mye tid på min store La Passion, blir det ikke så ofte jeg tar fram miniversjonen. Men litt har den vokst, og nå har jeg begynt på ytterste rad i midtringen. Mønsteret er laget av Grit Kovacs.

I found that you've not seen my mini La Passion for many months now. I use every minute on my green one, and this mini with 1/4" hexies is neglected, I would say. Some more hexies are there every month though. Pattern by Grit Kovacs.


























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fredag 21. juli 2017

Hjertelig

Dagens nålepute er stor, den største jeg har sydd. Tror vår store sykkelrytter i Tour de France har tatt alles hjerter idag. Så dette store hjertet sydd på papir får bli til ære for Edwald.

Todays pincushion is the biggest I've ever made. Our bike rider in Tour de France took everyone's hearts today. So this paper pieced heart is to honour our own Edwald.



























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torsdag 20. juli 2017

La Passion - 13 100 hexagons

Da er andre hjørne godt igang. Idag har vi sommer her i vest, og jeg har sydd ute.

The second corner is now in work. Today we have summer here, and I've been out sewing all day.


















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