Today I posted two quilts for the Norwegian Quilt Association’s annual competition, Extreme weather, and I can concentrate on the Latitude challenge. I have my fabric and threads ready in my work-room, and a plan on what to do. I have only time for one attempt, so I cross my fingers…
It has been a long time since last, and much have happened. The result from my dying with flour-paste you can see here:
Det har gått en stund siden sist, og mye har skjedd. Resultatet fra min farging med melpasta kan dere se her:
Since last, I have also joined a quilting group, Lattitude Quilts. We are 15 ladies from all over the world who decided to challenge each other every second month. Our first entry is due on January 31. And our first theme is Carnival. I have a few fragments in my head, and as a starter, I decided to try snow-dying since we do have some snow for the moment. And what colours did I get? They are so vibrant, fits perfectly with my theme. And here you can see the result:
Siden sist har jefg også blitt med i en internasjonat quilte-gruppe, Lattitude Quilts. Vi er 15 damer fra hele verden som har bestemt å utfordre hverandre hver annen måned. Vår første deadline er 31. januar, og vårt første tema er Karneval. Jeg har noen ideer i hodet, og for å komme igang, så prøvde jeg meg på snø-farging av stoff. Og hvilke farger fikk jeg? Så sprudlene intense, kanskje en av disse kan ende opp som bakgrunn?
It has been a long time since my last posting. The days have just gone, and there has not been much creative work done. But today I started on a new quilt. By preparing the background. I have taken a piece of hand-dyed cotton and covered it with a mix of flour and water.
It has been a sunny, lovely day in the garden. I spent some hours removing the moss and replace it with bark to cover the earth. Some plants have start to grow, a little rain, and more warm days and it will all explode. I just pray this summer will be better than last year.
Det har vært en deilig solfylt dag i hagen. Jeg har brukt noen timer med å fjerne mose fra staudebedet og erstattet den med bark. Blomstene har begynt å titte opp, litt regn, og mer sol og varme, og det hele vil eksplodere. Jeg håper bare denne sommeren blir bedre enn fjorårets.
It is time for our meeting, and I’m going to pop in at the hotell on my way home from work. Do the registration etc. so I’m ready to start tomorrow morning. Apart from meeting people and taking a workshop, I am most curious about the forum for bloggers. I will try to post some pictures from the event during the weekend.
I have also changed my lay-out. We have had so much rain this last year, I felt this was more appropriate. I will also try to have a norwegian translation here as well.
Da er det tid for årsmøtehelgen. Jeg kommer til å stikke innom hotellet på vei hjem fra jobb og registrere meg slik at jeg slipper å gjøre det i morgen tidlig. Bortsett fra det å treffe folk, selve årsmøtet, og ta kurs, er jeg mest nysgjerrig på blogg-forumet. Jeg skal prøve å legge ut bilder i løpet av helgen.
Jeg har også skiftet lay-out på siden. Siden vi har hatt så mye regn siste året, så fant jeg denne mer passende. Jeg vil også prøve å ha en norsk oversettelse.
It is time for the anual meeting of the Norwegian Quilting Association, NQF, this time here in Bergen this weekend. It is the first time I participate. I have two works in the competition, and two at the exhibition, so I’m curious at how the weekend will go. There has not been much quilting lately, since I’m taking the Design Matter’s Creative Sketchbook Course. But my sketchbook pages are getting better every day. And even if the theme of the couse is not directed towards quilting only, I’m beginning to get many ideas to develop further. Here is a drawing I made from a photo:
My garden is just about to wake up after the winter, not much to show, although the rhubarb is brightening up, red and bold.
I do have a plan on how to continue, I just need inspiration and time to do it. I have just started on the Creative Sketchbook course, so my time is full of drawing these days.
A little more than a year ago, I signed up for DesignMatters Creative Quiltmaking course. About a week ago I finnished, and now I have City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques – Textiles. My last quilt was an appliqué I called «Leidangen». It is inspired by our Viking boats Oseberg and Gokstad.
and on the bottom I quilted a «Leidang» which means «fleet of conscripted warships». These are from a carving found when they excavated the Medieval Bryggen here in Bergen, after the great fire in 1955.
Well, it has been a very busy year, and just now, I feel a bit empty. Christmas is approaching and now I will concentrate on that. And after Christmas, I have a deadline for the Norsk Quilteforbund’s annual competition, on February 1st.