Sunday, March 25, 2018

Work to be done!


How hard can it be?

To organize and be effective ..... 
To calculate time....

The answer to it must be ..... very difficult!





First of all, have a great idea! ..... requires some inspiration and thoughts.
      Then...Make a sketch and pattern! ....now it's starting to look like something.
BUT!
What color scale should I have ..... which fabrics? ... buy new?.. recycled? ....
 use old ones ? ... print? .. paint? .... color?

 Headache!!!!

Time!
January...no hurry!
Februari...Start to think!...but no hurry!
March...oh,oh..must get something done!
Puuh!

Well...it's funny but it always seems to be alright in the end despite all the concerns.

So...I'm sure that at least two quilts will be finished to the exhibition late august.

Happy Quilting!
Margreth








Monday, February 5, 2018


The first quilt of the year. Hurray! 

A good start of the year and hopefully there will be more quilts done.



In the beautiful Swedish winter landscape, the quilt becomes a piece of jewelry.

It was several months ago since I started experimenting sewing organic shapes.
 A challenge and very fun!
 The result is this quilt sewn in both new and recycled fabrics. 



Some embroidery and print with textile color to enhance the expression and structure.
 The quilt is tightly machine quilted.

Even this quilt has the small patches applied by hand, typical of some of my quilts.




The printed cross in orange lifts the design and makes it a little more exciting.




Now I'm going to continue in the spirit of creativity ... new quilts and designs!


Happy Quilting!
Margreth




Sunday, October 22, 2017

Texas quilt!

Is it possible? It's eight months since my last post!!!
Well, that doesn't mean that there's no quilts been made.

It has!

The family is growing and Texas, my brothers grandchild was born in june.


A quilt to Texas!





Welcome Texas!





This is a quilt made of triangels in blue colors and with orange as contrasts. 
 The fabrics are selected from my big fabric collection and several of them are old shirts bought secondhand and some are from my parents' old shirts.





The applied patches are now a kind of signature on many of my quilts.





 On the back of the quilt,Texas's name and birth are embroidered.
 To get a lively back I've chosen several different fabrics. 
The quilt is quilted on machine.




I hope there will be a post soon again!
In the meen time you can follow me at Instagram.

Happy Quilting!
Margreth

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bodils quilt



Bodils quilt is finished and posted! I hope she like it! Bodil is my brothers 
grandchild and Johan and Majas doughter. 

This is how the quilt turned out ....like a wisper of Spring.




I  have chosen warm colors and to accentuate the pattern by embroider. 
And I could'nt help myself sewing a small patch on the quilt.
 My signature!!!



I quilted by mashine and made small hearts in line.
Here you can see the embroidery, cross stitch and back stitch.




The back is very intensive, an explosion in red and orange. And of course the obligatory
 label with Bodils name and date of birth.

 A warm congratulations to Johan, Maja and sister Astrid.

Happy Quilting!
Margreth

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Antons quilt!

Grandchild number two in 2016 is Anton!

....and his quilt turned out like this!




 As Aksels quilt, this is also stitched in mainly blue with accents in green and red.

It measures 32x35 inches.





Once again I decorate by sew small pieces of fabric to the quilt.
 I think it gives the quilt that little extra touch.





The back is important!
 To use different fabrics makes it more interesting.




Now..... Anton has a sister. Selma two years old.

I made a Waldorf doll to her for Christmas. 
A  thought of it is that the doll should look like the child who gets the doll.
 I think it did quite well.
 One thing was to knit the same sweater and hat I knitted to Selma.






A New Year...new  challenges!
I really look forward to it!

Happy Quilting!
Margreth

Monday, January 2, 2017

Baby quilts

First of all..Happy New Year to all of you! 

 I wish that we will have a joyful year
 and a more peaceful world for all of us.

 The holidays are over and Christmas presents handed to my grandchildren.
 Then I can show you the baby quilts that I sewed for my last
 two grandchildren, Aksel and Anton.

And a doll to Selma!



I start with Aksels quilt today. He was born in May 2016.


 I chosed to sew a quilt with flying geese and the colors that I know that the parents like.
Blue, red and with a touch of violett.
All fabrics are carefully washed and the batting is of organic bamboo.
The quilt is mashine quilted.



The quilt measure 32x35 inches.

 On the quilt back, I embroidered Aksels name and birth date.








Here you can see some details in close-up!







I like to decorate quilts with small pieces of fabrics.
 I sew them on the quilt with embroidery yarns.
 A kind of signature on some of my quilts.






Here's the back!
...and you can see the quilting.



A quilt to my lovely Aksel!

In my next post I show you Antons quilt and Selmas doll!

Happy quilting days!
Margreth












Monday, November 14, 2016

My latest work

It has been an eventful fall and a lot of work, but now it's really time to show
 my latest piece of work
It's my third quilt on the theme women.
 Since I've been surrounded by pregnant women in the past year, it was an inspiring and natural theme.
 It's so beautiful and wonderful when a child is on the way.

A miracle!

The quilt is called

 We carry life




The quilt  measures 37x46 inches and is made of cotton fabric.






I think the pictures speak their own language. 
More than words!

Have a peek!





......women, round bellies, seeds and light.













 Women also take great responsibility for our globe.

There's a lot for all of us to engage ourselves in for our children, grandchildren
 and their future here on earth.









...and here are some close pictures of details.









Happy quilting!
Margreth

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sunderbyn, classes and exhibition

It's two weeks ago....time flies!
Rikstäckets annual meeting took place in Sunderbyn, Luleå.
 I had the privilege to teach two classes. So fun! 
An exhibition with my quilts and Katarina Evens works were shown in the gallery.
 The exhibition lasted during Sunderbyn Craft week
  Margareta Thelander also showed great quilts.


My students made some lovely chairs!





..and.....




The students sew the first chair based on the my sketch and then they sew
 along their own sketches and ideas. You all showed a lot of creativity!


In the gallery!

It was a great room with a lot of light!
I showed eight quilts and Katarina Evens showed great clothes made of natural materials and with fine details and embroideries. 
She also works with recycling of materials which we quilters should use more than we do.
That is how it was when the first quilts where made!
 I'm in the beginnig of using more of old fabrics and clothes.




This is from the left,
 Curvy ladies, We carry life and Catwalk hanging from the ceiling.










Katarinas lovely clothes!




..and look at this details! 
So lovely!





Thanks Katarina for cooperation, you are a great artist!
I wish you good luck in your future work!

In my next post I'll show you more of my latest work.

Happy Quilting!
Margreth