31 January 2009

My January


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.


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.

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!

Deanna said...

love the blue color selection!