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Thursday, 2 February 2012

"Dear Jane" start and Scandinavian Christmas block 1.

Super teacher Hanne is the Norwegian expert on the Dear Jane quilt. She has made the whole quilt as you may see in the background on the pic. There are of course many other suggestions what we could make if not doing the 209 blocks one:like a bag, a cushion cover,smaller Chhristmas table cloth,etc.
We are 23 quilters attending her work class;every week for 2 months.
I have almost made 3 blocks seize 4 1/2",but bound not to do the 209 blocks which is in the quilt. May be I`ll go for 10,using the fabric pack that I bought together with the book in 2010.
This was a fresh and lovely start of January 2012.During Hanne`s class I`ll have a good practice of the needle turn applique.


In November I joined
Melanie in her stitch
along of Scandinavian
Christmas.My block 1
is finished.Many more
months till December,
so hope to have the
quilt done by then.



Love the small birds on top of the reindeers. They look happy too:-)


Blue sky + a lovely sun outside.So now I`m off for a little walk.As it is frightfully cold (-19),I`ll dress accordingly and walk very fast to keep warm. Then in the afternoon I might have time to cut out one more
Dear Jane block,using the redish fabric.

New weekend on it`s way:-)
Wishing you lovely quilting weekend!

15 comments:

sunny said...

I love your Scandinavian block! Very cute. and I admire anyone who works on a Dear Jane, regardless of how many blocks. I hope you enjoyed your walk. I've been walking in a very light jacket the past few days.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Scandinavian Christmas er veldig søt!
Jeg skal få gjort mer på Dear Jane, jeg også ... En gang.
Det var iallefall kjekt å ha Hanne som lærer. Så lykke til!

Yvette said...

Your Scandinavian block is adorable. I have the kit somewhere, I just need lots of time.
Your Dear Jane blocks are wonderful. I'll bet you get hooked and make the whole quilt.

Monica said...

Your first Scandinavian block is very cute! I look forward to watching your progress on this and your Dear Jane.

Liven said...

For et prosjekt...men helt sikker på at det blir mye lærdom, trivsel og latter.
Kos deg med både det ene og andre:-)
Quilteklem!

Raewyn said...

Beautiful work! Your blocks are gorgeous. Love all your snow photos from the previous post too-it's such a different world where I live!

Elin said...

Har du ein link til Melanie? Eg har veldig lyst å sy Scandinavian Christmas. Har hatt pause på Dear Jane eit års tid no, kanskje på tide å få desse søte blokkene fram i lyset igjen!

Ulla said...

Dear Jane seems like a real challenge, good luck with it!
Your SC is lovely, you found the perfect fabric for the birds.

bodilshobby.blogg.no said...

Flotte DJ -blokker jeg har noen liggende jeg også etter kurs m Hanne for noen år siden. Planen er jo at det skal bli fere. Vel vi får se :-). Lykke til videre m begge prosjektene.

Margaret said...

They sure are happy birds.

Liz said...

Good luck with your Dear Jane blocks. I hope to do this quilt one day as well. I think you have a very good teacher with Hanne. She does lovely work. Your Scandinavian quilt is sooooooooooo nice. It is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Berit said...

Blokkene blir kjempefine, og flere blir det vel til neste kurskveld.
Jeg har nå sittet og sydd noen på maskin. Det er også gøy.
Ha det hyggelig på mandag

Annemariesquilt said...

Ååå du er heldig som har Hanne som lærer deg å sy Dear Jane blokker..
Nyderlig Scandinavien Christmas blokk, jeg er imponert over at du har fått tid til å brodere den ferdig i januar !!!

Lappedamen said...

Lykke til med Dear Jane blokkene. De er virkelig flotte, men jeg har ennå ikke turt å starte på disse. Nydelig stithery-blokk.

Houseelf said...

Well done Grethe, your SC block 1 looks so good.