Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wintry Hexies Week 10

This week's clue for the Wintry Hexies challenge was two more triangle units, which I got done on Sunday while we were away on our quilty getaway

However reading the email a bit closer, I figured I needed these triangles to be made from fabric F. Hopefully I will be able to use my two green/grey triangle units at some other point!

My fabric F is bright tangerine, so two triangles came together this evening - these units are quite quick and easy to make

Earlier this week I did the second part of this week's clue, which was to attach pink and light orange sections from weeks 7 and 8 to the previously combined piece - not the best contrast between these triangles, but I'm not re-doing it.

Happy to see the project is growing 😄

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation, and Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Shopping Tula Pink All Stars

Went to the post office to pick up a parcel on Monday night - and yey! it was my order of Tula Pink All Stars fabrics from FatQuarterShop!!!

 I'm in luv! They are so colourful soft and preeeeetttttyyyyyy!

Not really sure what to do with them, but I just had to have them *lol*

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Placemats

Friday morning we set of across the border to Sweden for a weekend of quilting and chatting at LappElisa's - my only plan for the weekend was to enjoy myself and if possible make some new placemats. Giving this pattern a go:

 I ended up with four fun placemats for my table:

I had brought along some half hexie pieces left over from a quilt I started this autumn, and played around on a cushion cover idea: 

Lots and lots of yummy stuff in the shop - some bits and pieces came home with me :-)


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New Clue for Wintry Hexies

Yesterday the clue for Wintry Hexies week 9 arrived  in my email yesterday. This morning I got cutting and glue basting - and of course I had to start stitching. 

I have also finished my racoon mug rug - looking great with this morning's cup of coffee

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts and Slow Sunday Stitching

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday, March 2, 2018

FNwF A New MugRug


It has been commented on me using a Christmas mug rug throughout the whole year. So for my Friday Night with Friends sewing, I made up my mind to get going on a new one, breaking into my precious Tula Pink racoon fabric. Won't manage to finish it Friday night, but guess it might get finished over the weekend.

Pop on over to Cheryll's blog to find everyone stitching together for

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching Hexies

Still playing catch-up on the wintry hexies project. Yesterday I got together the clue for week 6 - fairly simple stitching 18 hexagons going into two elongated flowers, and it was great as a bring-along piece for me to stitch while visiting my parents

As the picture shows, we had another bout of snow here in Oslo last night, at least the fog from this morning has cleared. Today I'm working on the clue for week 5, which is 34 hexagons framing the piece from the first clues - not sure why but these are taking me quite some time:

Linking up with Kathy's quilts and everyone participating in Slow Stitching Sunday :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Snowy Sunday Stitching Hexies

I woke up this morning to an additional load of snow coming down, and it has not let up at all through the day

Getting a bit fed up with winter, and needing a splash of colours. Playing with my Winterse Hexjes project kind of show that. The task for week three were two more flower blocks:

And then for week four another round tying the flowers to the previously stitched section - my wintery Sunday stitching bright tangerine pieces:

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching, taking pleasure in every stitch :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Winterse Hexjes the Second Week

Since I started the Winterse Hexjes on Sunday I have skipped a week forward and finished the step for the second week - a ring of hexies around the flower from the first step:

I have started prepping hexies for the next couple of steps and will have fun with those tonight and in the days to come.

Linking up with Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts and everyone participating in Let's Bee Social #216.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Winterse Hexjes Week One

Blog hopping earlier today I came across a hexie mystery at Annelies' blog. The mystery is run by AnneLiefs in the Netherlands and is called Winterse Hexjes (Wintry Hexagons)

I just felt my fingers itch to stitch *lol* so I signed up for the pattern clues. The pattern emails are in dutch, but the pictures say enough for a non-dutch speaking person to understand

The mystery has been up and running for a while, but I'm gonna go at it in my own tempo and enjoy every step of the way. 

My sewing room is being used as storage for everything I haven't found a place for since moving, so it is still a complete mess. However I knew where I have stashed some Tula Pink fabrics, and I think I'm gonna have some fun playing with those in this project.

The hexies used in the pattern is 1", but in the mess here in my flat I was only able to find some packets of 3/4" papers, and I don't mind down scaling a bit.

Happy to be stitching something again! And once again linking up with Kathy's quilt and Slow Sunday Stitching.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida