Thursday, 20 May 2010

Giveaway Day winner and a couple of finishes

Thank you to all of you who entered my “Happy May House” giveaway. I haven’t been able to take the full Giveaway Day tour yet, but the links will hopefully be up at Sew Mama Sew for a while so I get to visit all the fabulous blogs. has done its magic and congratulations to lucky No 4, Janet, who is the winner of my little quilt.

The lovely young lady on the 17th of May photos is not me, but our lovely daughter with our lovely grandson. I’m sorry to disappoint any new readers; I should have specified that and not made you believe I am a beautiful 20-something instead of a middle aged grandma.-)

I managed to squeeze a couple of small projects in between other tasks this week.

This month’s theme for The Monthly Design Challenge at Finki’s is Indigenous Australia. Fortunately she included a definition: Indigenous: Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment.

I’m not quite sure that my fish meets the description as it is from an Australian rock painting. I wanted to make a fish quilt and while googling Australia+fish this image popped up and I loved it. The words are from my favourite saying “Det er von i hengande snøre” which translates into something like “There is hope in a hanging (fishing) line”.

The other finish from this week is another I know, I know quilt, “I know more”, for a friend overseas.
Both quilts have my favourite Keith Haring paper clips attached for hanging. I got a few boxes from a clearance bin several years ago, and have used them for small pieces like Christmas cards. I’m running out of them, so I’ll have to find some other cool clips at some point.

I’ll be linking this up to Amylou’s Sew & Tell on Friday as tomorrow's post will be my entry to the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Will you be participating?



  1. Cangrats to Janet. A quilt from you is a gift indeed. Love those clips! What fun.

  2. Every quilt you make is something we can all relate to. Love the "I Know" quilt. That little clip is so cute. Never seen anything like that before. I say it doesn't matter that we don't LOOK 20 anymore but the important thing is that we feel BETTER than 20 now!

  3. I LOVE Keith Haring's figures - have never seen the paper clips, tho. Great idea for hanging. As always, your little quilts bring such a smile to my face. Is your fish quilt word stitching done on your machine? The lines are so smooth - impressive!!

  4. I love your creativity, wonderful pieces.
    We did a signature swap with just the sigs, so I am thinking of making my squares into windows, for house of friends quilt.


  5. Congratulations to Janet- She is a lucky lady to
    win your beautiful house wall hanging.
    You have made some wonderful new pieces - thanks for sharing your new quilts.

  6. Love the fish quilt, and that saying. What a neat idea to use the paper clips for hangers. I use binder clips sometimes, but they're not as fun.

  7. Such fun quilts!! Love seeing what you have thought up!! Thanks for sharing!



  8. As always, so much fun. Love the clip idea, too.

  9. Your projects are always so very creative! Love them all! Especially the fish and the saying to go with it. Thanks for sharing! :o)

  10. You always think up such beautiful and creative quilts!

  11. Great quilts! So creative and inspirational - and I love those paper clips!!