My name is Nina Lise and I am a Norwegian quilter who most of all love the creative side of quilting, and I have been so fortunate to get to work with and share my favourite pastime - like having a book, Gledesspredere, published almost a year ago, being on the designer staff of the Scandinavian quilting magazine, Quiltemagasinet, and teaching a variety of quilting classes. You’ll find tabs to my pattern and tutorial pages on the top of the page.
Now, 816 posts may be an odd number to celebrate, but both 800 and 801 and then 14 more went by before I got the chance to create a giveaway prize so the invitation to join the blog hop arrived at the perfect time. I prefer making my prizes as there seem to be little point in purchasing expensive imported fabric here in Norway just to pay expensive postage to ship it abroad, and besides the monetary issue, I also love winning handmade prizes myself.
Although life seemed to get in the way of my fabric-y play time for a long, long time, that ended this Sunday. Touch wood. Sheer bliss indeed. Armed with two bags of Fargerike scraps and a pair of scissors, I made chicks; happy, funky, raw edged chicks. I don’t know what it is about birds, but these are neither the first nor the last ones getting hatched in my studio. This quilt called “Chicks rule” is the prize for my giveaway. It measures approx 23cm*29cm and has triangles for hanging on the back.
The quilt is made from solid fabric scraps freeform cut with scissors, covered with a layer of fine tulle (my must-have-art&quilt-supply), free motion quilted, and with a binding from my Big Box of binding.
If you aren’t familiar with the Big Box of Binding, I highly recommend one – that is if you are a quilter. Whenever I prepare bindings (like this, sorry about the pictures in the tutorial, it was my first one), I make a little extra and keep the leftovers in my box so that I always have some on hand for small quilts and scrappy bindings. And they look good, like a memento box of quilts past.
If you could use a little chick in your life and you’d like a chance to win one, then all you need to do is leaving a comment to this post. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you should win. I will ship internationally.
The giveaway is open until March 14 when the winner will be randomly picked in the evening (Norwegian time).
Good luck to you all and make sure to stop by at the other participants’ blogs. You’ll find them here.
Sorry, the giveaway is now closed!