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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Summer challenge

In our quilt group "Fjellquilten" we received this pretty paper bag at the last meeting before summer break (that was in June I believe...) Inside the bag we found some fabric, ric rac,  and plastic buttons. Our summer challenge was to make something out of what was in the bag, and the the theme was "ut på tur" or "out and about".

In my bag I found these fabrics.  Now I knew what to make right away- or so I thought...... My problem is I STILL haven't made it- and now I'm not sure if I want to make what I initially had decided on (Sorry- it's supposed to be a secret until our October meeting).  Since I have the day off I thought I'd better get this challenge done, and went to my sewingroom and emptied the bag out to get started..... then I had to think some more about what to make- and I still couldn't make up my mind.  Why is this so hard????
Edit: I am almost done with the summer challenge- woo hoo!

Then I spotted my stack of Fat Quarter shop 2009 designer mystery BOM packages and decided to work on a block while I decided what to do with the challenge fabrics.... So here's block 2 (I was good and did block 1 waaaay bck in 2009 LOL)

After block two I just HAD to make block 3....
Now I need to get dinner ready, and I still haven't started on the summer challenge- oh well- I still have a few days left- any suggestions on what to make?? We are allowed to add any fabrics we want to by the way!

And in the corner of my cutting table is this stack of fabrics I SHOULD be making some samples for the shop from- I need more hours in the day!!! ( Or I just need to work on the important projects....)
I guess I better get off the computer and get dinner going before the kids get home- thanks for stopping by, and have a super day!


  1. Jeg har ikke noe godt forslag, dessverre, men må bare si at disse to blokkene er kjempelekre! Stjerne i stjerne i stjerne - lekkert!
    ... og jeg er jo spent på hva du får til, med denne sommerutfordringen ;-)

  2. Det er så gøy med slike utfordringer. Gleder meg til å se hva det ble til slutt :)

  3. What lovely blocks you made! And, I love your surprise bag of fabric and ric rac - can't wait to see what you stitch up with it - oh if there were only more hours in the day :)

  4. Nice blocks, good luck with your summer challenge

  5. º° ✿
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    Estou fazendo uma visitinha.
    Seu blog é tudo de bom.
    Boa semana!
    Brasilº° ✿
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  6. Can't wait to see what you made with the bag of goodies! Your BOM is looking great.


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