Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
17. May we celebrate Constitution Day here in Norway, and it is a big family celebration through the day.
Everybody wear their best clothes, and if you own a bunad (national costume), this is the day to wear it.
DD2 and I had to be a little silly with the camera – it was fun :-)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Miss Cat could not care less about my blocks, as long as the gets to sleep on my siggie quilt, right behind my back here in the Quilt Corner. She is good company :-)
Monday, May 13, 2013
I have never seen a Dear Jane quilt I do not like, and in Nantes there were a lot of different Dear Jane quilts.
The exhibition room was full and the hall outside had quilts decorating all the walls high up.
Check these beautiful triangles!!
I talked to the maker of this quilt, a lovely lady from England, and she told me that she had merged the Dear Jane pattern with an antique English quilt.
Isn’t it a lovely idea – make the quilt your own!
…….. and do not be afraid to bring a friend……
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I should have blogged more from my wonderful trip to Nantes,
and I should have blogged more about these blocks as I make more.
Well – I am putting the pedal to the metal with these blocks, and I soon will count half square triangles in my sleep ;-)
The deadline is coming up and there is no time for rest!
These blocks finish 6”, so some of the triangles are quite small,
I love how these blocks turns out, but it is a lot of work to make them accurate and nice.
As you see I have started to join some of the rows.
I am so eager to see how this quilt will look when it is done!
Monday, May 06, 2013
Nantes, France, April 23. – 28., celebrating the 150 anniversary of the original Dear Jane quilt, celebrating our love of thread, celebrating friendship!
More than 100 (114 ?) different Dear Jane quilts on display, it was a breath taking sight.
Unluckily, Brenda Papadakis, the author of the Dear Jane book, could not come, as she had broken a shoulder and was forbidden to travel by her doctors.
Since Brenda P. could not come, neither did the original Dear Jane quilt, finished by Jane Stickle in 1863, In War Time, during the Civil War in the United States.
The original quilt is in the Bennington Museum, Vermont. Here is a link to photos of the original.
We could not let the lack of Brenda P and The Quilt ruin the experience, could we?
Only one thing to do – get over the disappointment and have fun!
Check the birthday cake, made with BIG DJ blocks and triangles.
Enjoy – there is more to come, in later posts.
Els’ quilt was miniature – 2” blocks if I do not remember wrong.
Remember the DJ quilt I saw in New York last year ? Here it is a
Barbara’s lovely half size quilt – I am Impressed!
My head is spinning with new DJ ideas