Monday, March 07, 2016

Focus project February

I started this quilt, Natures Journey by Anni Downs / Hatched and Patched,  about 1 year ago, with doing appliqué on the border blocks.

I did the most of the big border blocks (6 inches) and after a while something else caught my interest and the blocks were put in a box.

I love Anni Downs' designs and it really was a shame to have this beauty in a box, so I decided to give the project full focus through February.

Since I am working from my own stash - as  you know, I am not a kit person - it really took some time to find the colours that make my heart sing,
I like clear colours, light colours, but not to bright colours.

Work wise, I sort of jump from one month in a block of the month project to another and back again, depending on the finished project. I am not at all good at following someone else's suggested progress.
I am sure that is why most of my block of the month projects come to a halt within months.

After restarting the project I finished the centre appliqué block, then worked on with the checker board border.

Next in line was the appliqué square border between the centre block and the checker board border.

Placing the squares was a challenge too, but it turned out great.

It was a beautiful sunny day, and it was a dream to work with colours. The winter sun is very bright and gives good colour reading, and sunshine always boosts my energy too!

As the mid section was joined it was very inspiring to finish the last blocks for the applique border.

All the tables in my home has been used over the last weeks - and here is the finished quilt!
Merete at has done the machine quilting.

- Wishing you a wonderful day where you are -



  1. hallo hanna,
    das ist ein wunderschöner quilt geworden, so toll deine stickereien.
    so wie du mag ich auch diese farben sehr gerne
    wünsch dir eine schöne woche
    lg elfriede

  2. Nydelig quilt i nydelige farger :-)

  3. Et nydelig teppe i lekre farger du har sydd!

  4. This is so pretty, very spring like. Blessings, Gretchen

  5. such a beautiful quilt you have made here

  6. Hei Hanne!! Så fint det ble!! Og du kom akkurat i mål!! :-) Det var ikke så lett å se quiltingen på bildet, men har Merete quiltet fulldekkende?? Jeg mener samme mønster over hele?? Håper jeg får sett det litt nærmere. Mitt er ferdig men jeg vet ikke hvordan jeg skal quilte det. Så det er jo typisk- toppene hoper seg opp......Ha det gøy i Trondheim!! Anne Kari :-)

  7. Love your choise of colours:-)

  8. Dear Hanne,
    Congratulation to this beautiful Quilt!
    Best regards

  9. Congratulations on your finish! Your fabric choises make a very fresh and lovely quilt.

  10. It's just stunning! Isn't it great when you can finally say a project is finished :) Barb.

  11. Your Nature's Journey is absolutely beautiful and your colours are so lovely. Well done!

  12. I have enjoyed your posts about this quilt. What beautiful work you continue to do and what a gorgeous quilt you have to show for your efforts. Just Lovely

  13. Oh, what a beautiful finish! Love your colors and fabric choices. It only took a month to finish? Amazing!

  14. Beautiful finish, congratulations.

  15. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Can you tell I love your latest finish? :)
    And I do love your color choices, too!

  16. So beautiful!! Congratulations for this quilt!

  17. It looks wonderful Hanne. Congratulations on achieving such a beautiful outcome from your stash.

    Sydney, Australia


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