31 January 2009

My January

Hello.

This is my first post at this blog, even it is about 3 weeks since I joined this challange. First I used some time to get Pat Sloans book, Calander quilt, and then the days has passed very fast.

First I will like to introduce myself. My name is Inger and I am 48 years old. Married for nearly 25 years (in august) and have two children. A boy at the age of 23, he is a student in another town, and my little girl at 13.

I have been quilting for about 3 years, and I still have a lot to learn. I used to sew a lot when my son were little, but then I didn't tuch the sewingmachine for about 10 years.

I live in Norway, in the northern part of the country in a city named Tromsoe. In my part of the world we have winter, and the sun came back for about 10 days ago after been away for 2 months. That means also that we in summertime have sun 24 hours a day in two months if the weather is nice.

In my block for January, I have tried to use colours that is important to me for this month. It is a lot of blue fabric in the beginning, and it is turning lighter in the end of the month. That means that it is coming more daylight during the day.

I haven't used a stripe for each day, but used what I had from scraps and stopped when the quilt got a lenght of 16 inch. The with is 10 inch. I think I will do this for the other months also, then it will be easier to sew it all together in the end. And the quilt will not be so big.

I tink I also is going to put on some appliques, but haven't decided what it will be yet.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

4 comments:

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Inger, nice to meet you. The fabrics and colors in your January square are so pretty and vibrant. I'm hoping mine will look as nice when I finish it up. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Shelly

Simone de Klerk said...

This looks very pretty, Inger! I really like the matching of the colors!

Joy said...

Hi Inger! How I would love to live where you are! I love the cold, and hate the hot - and it is very hot in Australia right now!
So nice to meet you, and I love your colors!
lv,
Joy

Deanna said...

love the blue color selection!

deanna