Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Block #10 - I'm quick!

Yesterday block #10 was released in Blogger's BOM, and I managed to complete it the same day!

Now I really can say that I am up to date, and I can relax during my summer vacation. I took all the 10 blocks out on my lawn for a photo-shoot, and two seconds after the picture was taken the wind took them and they were all over the place! I managed to rescue them, though.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blogger's BOM coming along

Three new blocks are ready, and now I am up to date before the June block comes out today.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Another finish

Here is my latest finish, the hairdressing cape, the pattern given here. 
DS1 is modeling the cape, and the quilt inspector is observing closely.

In the background you can see our abundance of rhubarb, one of the few things that are easy to grow here. We've enjoyed quite a few pies, lately!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer tablecloth

The last few days I have been working on my new summer tablecloth. Today I finished it, and it really looks nice.

The colors remind me of summer breeze and a day at the beach. I get the urge to put my toes it the salty ocean water when I look at the design of the fabric. The temperature is also helping with the summer feeling, it is really warm now!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Three new blocks for Blogger's BOM

Two more to go, and I am up to date!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

REAL Summer flowers

I promised pictures of my apple tree in full bloom, and here they are! Pictures taken yesterday. The blooming was late this year, and the question is whether the apples will be ripe before the frost comes...

I just love the pink/white flowers, and I have the best perfume in my garden right now!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Flowers

I finished the stitching yesterday, and put the sashing on today for my June block of the Aurifil BOM. I am very pleased with the result!

Now I'm half way through!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bento Box finish!

Here is my latest finish, my modified Bento Box runner that I named 'Fall in a Box'.

I really like the fall colors, they look so good on display in the forest in spring. The table runner is quilted with variegated golden/brown thread in a simple wavy design. Since the fabrics are kind of busy, the binding is a solid coffee-brown color. That calms the quilt down a bit.

I even got my DS1 with me on the walk in the forest today, and he actually agreed to "model" the quilt for me.

The promised picture of the apple blossom will have to wait, because today it was too cold for the flowers to open.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Apple blossom

The blooming of my apple tree is a little late this year, due to a pretty cold spring. But this weekend the sun and the warm temperatures came to jump start the blooming. I guess I will be able to post the whole tree in full bloom tomorrow.

In-between enjoying the heat and BBQ'ing outside, I have finished quilting my modified bento box runner. I will start on the binding tonight, and hopefully there will be some nice pictures to show off tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Modified Bento Box

Today I finished the top of my Modified Bento Box table runner. Could you see this result emerging from my previous post?

The top looks nice on display in my old plum tree, catching the last rays of sunlight. Now I have to decide how to quilt it. The table runner will be a great gift, and a nice surprise when I hand it over during summer.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sneak peek on WIP

Here is a little view of my latest work in progress. This one will be a table runner for a dear friend and helper. More updates will come!