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Friday, 14 February 2014

Hearts for Valentine`s Day and a Sunbonnet Sue quilt finished.

Happy Valentine`s Day for blog friends everywhere :))
This "heart and love" day are getting more and more popular
 in Norway as well; mainly among the young generation. All shops
 now do what they can to make this day popular for all.
Yesterday I made 1 mug rug for each of my 2 grandchildren,
 seize approx. 10" x 7". According  to their Mum they had a clue
 who put the two in the post box this morning...lol...

A challenge from years back is finished.
Sunbonnet Sue is a big favourite of mine :-) 
Long time ago at my quilt club NBQL we were given 4 small pieces
of fabric: blue, white with green flowers, yellow and the striped one.
So I decided to make the 4 seasons with Sunbonnet Sue, from the
pattern book called:" the ultimate Sunbonnet Sue collection" (2000).
Its is hand quilted and mainly hand appliqued.
The back ground fabric looks definitely a worn out mainly due
to different quilting and continuously using the seam riper and iron.
But on the whole it is looking nice on the wall from a bit of a distance :))
Got to remember though to sew a fringe on the blue scarf  ... lol

Must just tell you I am busy on Thursday MAY  8. 2014
for the whole of the day; have put my name down for a work class.
ANNI DOWNS is coming to Oslo to Kathrines Quiltestue I`ll be there !
So great to be a quilter :-) Happy Quilting from Grethe xx.


Houseelf said...

Well done Grethe- a beautiful finish. What sweet cup mats too.

Annemariesquilt said...

Happy Valentine til deg også Grethe..
ÅÅ din Surbonne Sue quilt er bare skjønn!
God helg til deg!

Grete said...

Lovely Sues!
Yes, the shops are doing what they can.......... to attempt is to byu as much as possible! So your selfmadegifts are much nicerto recieve!
Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

such goegeous work Grethe,well done.xx

Jan said...

Your Sunbonnet Sues are adorable, Grethe. How nice that you will get to meet Anni, I met her last year at a bloggers get-together - she's lovely.

Yvonne W said...

I love the Sunbonnet Sues. Have a lovely day on 8/5! I am sure you will enjoy her class.

Dollandesign said...

Åh, jag tycker att Din Sunbonnet Sue quilt är underbart vacker!


Cheryl (aka Kayly) said...

I hope you have a great day with Anni. She is a lovely person, but she'll be nervous. You'll have to tell her you know all of us.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovely mug rugs for the grandies and your Sunbonnet Sue is sweet, great idea to have a different Sue for each season...well done...

Raewyn said...

Lovely projects, Grethe. YOur SB quilt is gorgeous - congratultions on the finish (well apart from the scarf fringe!). Lucky you to be spending time with Anni Downs :-)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day Grethe...have fun with Anni!

Jenny said...

So nice to use pieces you have had for a long time.
you are so lucky to go to an Anni Downs class . She is my favorite designer . I love her work and yours.. Enjoy Grethe looking forward to a blog after

Christina Ehmann said...

Is there anyway you know the red and blue fabric names or collection of this "rug mug" that you made? I absolutely LOVE it and want to make it!