Friday, 24 November 2017

Mrs Moen patterns

You may have noticed that all my pages that contained Linky tools went blank. I'm not sure what happened there as I have paid my dues, but there you go. I have taken them down until I can fix them.

I am in the process of uploading my English patterns to Mrs Moen at Craftsy where they can be downloaded immediatly after purchase. Have a look at what's there, and let me know if you are missing a particular pattern!

Mrs Moen on Instagram

While I haven't been much around blogland lately, I have been more active on Instagram. Look me up - I'm Mrs Moen there as well. It has been great fun reconnecting with quite a few of you who I've known and loved through this blog.

And no; while I have been silent for quite a while, I have not stopped blogging as such!

Velkommen til Tre D nettkurs!

Her lager vi tredimensjonale trær som er flotte til julepynt, og supre presanger. Vi tar utgangspunkt i noen ulike typer trær og teknikker, og resultatene blir helt forskjellige avhengig av stoffene du velger.

Kurset koster 200, og består av tre videoer på til sammen ca 1,5 time.

Nettkurset, som er i videoformat, passer for alle som har symaskin. Du får tilgang til videoene online når du har betalt kurset, og kan se dem så mange ganger du ønsker.

Kurset arrangeres av Mrs Moen og påmelding skjer ved å overføre kursavgiften til
Vipps: 90 60 56 30 eller
Bankkonto Mrs Moen: 3201.66.63351.
Merk betalingen med kursnavn og navnet ditt. Ved betaling i bank anbefaler jeg å sende en mail til når du har overført penger slik at du ikke må vente på at jeg får utskrift fra banken. Betalerens navn kommer dessverre ikke opp i nettbanken min.
Etter at du har betalt, får du kursinformasjon med materialliste og link til videoen(e).

Jeg har satt opp en Facebook-gruppe til kurset for de som lurer på noe eller har lyst til å dele bilder av det de lager.

Velkommen til kurs:)

Nina Lise

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Mrs Moen kurs høsten 2017

Grønt & glitrende og Jul jorden rundt, Molde Quiltelag, Molde

Julemix, Svithun Husflidslag, Stavanger

13 + 20.11 Ettermiddag/kveld
Fargerike, Sandnes Husflidslag, Sandnes

22.11 Ettermiddag
Tre D, Rogaland Quiltelag, Sandnes

November og desember
Tre D nettkurs, hjemme hos deg

Våren 2018
Hurra! nettkurs, hjemme hos deg

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A big question

Hello there!

I have been working with classes lately, one of them a brand new beginner's class for the fall. I'm having a lot of fun planning it, and a lot of debates with myself about what is crucial to include in such a class. I did a little research on a couple of Facebook groups, and, surprise surprise, everyone's opinion i different. 

My big question is: Looking back, what do you wish you had learned as a beginner quilter?

My thought is that I would like to take them through the process from beginning to end so that they have a small finished project (tablerunner) at the end of the class, quilted and bound and ready to use. 

We will start with one simple pieced block and rather than throwing lots of different shapes into the mix, focus on the joy of creating. Through that first project they will learn how to cut fabric, choose colours, sew proper seams, work on a design wall, piece a top, do applique, add borders, basic machine quilting and binding. Then, we will move on to creating a second project where they will calculate block sizes and numbers, working with their own layout. 

I will have to keep my options open whether to introduce a new shape and block, but if time allows, we can.

What do you think, would you be disappointed after such a class?

While I have no regrets about my first ever quilt, colours was the only thing I knew:)
You can read more about it here.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas

With my annual stack of Christmas cards, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Super simple santas stitched in long rows and cut apart.

I'm planning to get back here after the holidays:)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

How to make a Pumpkin pillow

With Halloween coming up soon, I thought some of you might like to make a new pillow for Halloween, or maybe several blocks for a wall hanging or lap quilt. 

My first ever Pumpkin pillow was originally posted here, and the free tutorial here.


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

From block to top

Wooosh. That’s the sound of August and September flying by. While I spent very little time in the studio, I was exercising every day, picking up the pace were I left off way too many months ago. We have been enjoying the most amazing weather this fall, so spending time outdoors has been a pleasure indeed.

I have returned to my studio though, happily working on this and that and stitching up improv blocks. I was planning to write a post about our brilliant day of Improv Round Robin back in September, but as I am having a bit of trouble uploading pictures today, they will have to wait to another day.

I have made progress on a few of the projects from this post, among others the block from the Design a block challenge.

The block was stashed away with a few bits and pieces which would go with it, but I had to play with a few other options first like this batik which I adore. It was way too busy, but you never know until you’ve tried.

Then this fabric caught my eye. It is a beautiful heavyweight woven cotton fabric which I picked up in Birmingham last year, 

and with the purple embellishments, it was the perfect companion to the purple string from the bag.

A little slash and stitch later, and the top for a new pillow was finished. It has later been quilted, but those pictures need to be uploaded too. Oh well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 2 September 2016

Back in the saddle

I have spent some happy hours in the studio this morning curating fabrics for a day of improv round robin stitching with my study group tomorrow. I had almost forgotten the lovely smell of freshly ironed fabric.

Starting out with blue and orange, I have pulled a mix of light and dark, calm and busy, hot and cold, pretty and ugly; my signature fabric on the bottom.

I'm looking forward to get back to my sewing machine indeed.