Saturday, November 30, 2013

Vintagey Farm Girl Tractor Wall Hanging

I managed to finish my wall hanging by the end of November, and here it is!

Consisting of two of Lori Holt's vintage tractor blocks it will fit in well with my barns.

This is my favorite tractor, the green fabric look vintage and a little 'rusty', and the yellow trimming just fits perfectly. I did a combination of FMQ and straight line quilting over the whole quilt.

The steering wheels were embroidered with DMC thread in the end.

On the solid green tractor I did some FMQ to give it a bit of texture. It worked out well!

Now my wall is going to look great with three barns and two tractors!

Linked up to LAFF #95 at Richard and Tanya's blog

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 Aurifil November Block

Here is my November block; it was a quick make. I changed my colors a bit, and fussy cut a sun and stars for the center.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Table runner in red, white & blue

Here is my new table runner in flag colors, but it also has a Christmas touch to it.

The blue fabric is from IKEA, the red and white fabrics are scraps I had lying around. (I actually don't use red fabrics that much, why?).

The runner looks good together with the (fairly) new couch.

The backing fabric is from IKEA.

Here is details of the fabrics, quilting and the blue binding with cute swirls. It is looking good!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

...and then there were TWO...

...Tractors, of course!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

My first tractor

This is what I accomplished while watching National Knitting Night until past midnight. The tractor is designed by Lori Holt. I plan to make another one and put them together in a wall hanging.

Have a quilty kind of day!

Friday, November 1, 2013

National Knitting Night

The Norwegian broadcaster, NRK, is kicking off National Knitting Night tonight, Friday. You can read more about it HERE. Several hours of knitting, and all there is connected to it. I will be watching/listening to the TV all night, while quilting (!)

I used to knit a lot, before, but now quilting has taken over my spare time. I had to do a little knitting now for the special event, because my local TV station is collecting knitted patches of 15 x 15 cm (approx. 6" square) to make into a giant blanket. The blanket will later be sold on an auction to benefit charity.

I only made one patch, but it is double sided. Here it is:

 The first side.
The second.

And here you can see that it is indeed double-sided. The patch will be put in an envelope tomorrow on its way to an exciting patchwork-blanket. The TV station will publish pictures of the patches and the finished blanket on the web. I will post a link later.

Happy knitting to all of you!