October 31, 2012

October Roundup/WIP Wednesday

It's the last day of October - where is this year going? Autumn is always my most productive time sewing-wise. I don't know if it is the weather that makes my sewing room so inviting or if it is the thought of Christmas and handmade gifts that urges me to spend hours crafting. Probably a little of both.
Det er siste dagen i oktober - hvor ble det av dette året? Jeg er alltid mest produktiv om høsten. Mulig det er det dårlige været som gjør syrommet forlokkende eller presset av julen som nærmer seg. Kanskje litt av begge deler.

NB! If you want to participate in a Pay it Forward swap/giveaway and receive something handmade by yours truly click here.


Windy City Days baby quilt

My very first tutorial!
Fabric origami ornament tutorial

A cozy knit bandana cowl

Vintage Holiday throw quilt

Reversible tote and key fob for Mouthy Stitches swap
Mouthy Stitches 2 Completed Tote


New: Feather table runner - here are my completed blocks, mainly in Chicopee with some Flea Market Fancy and Madrona Road mixed in. I was only intending to make 4 feathers, but that was not enough, so I added 2 with only one striped side.



I am thinking this will be the layout of the runner


  • Make a thank-you gift for my grandparents (sooo overdue)/takkegave til besteforeldrene mine
  • Sew a baby blanket and quilt for niece/nephew due mid-December/babyteppe og quilt til fremtidig tantebarn
  • Table runner for Modern Christmas Tablerunner swap/juleløper til nok en byttegruppe
  • Knit sweater for babygirl/strikkegenser til lillejenta
  • Mixer cover tutorial for 100-Day Hustle/lag mønster til trekk til kjøkkenmaskin
  • Sew 2-3 christmas gifts/sy 2-3 julegaver
Hmm, that is quite a bit...
Ja, det var visst en god del...

Linking up with:

Slow Bloggers Linky Party - hosted this month by Martha at Weekend Doings. I may not have been a slow blogger this month, but I certainly am one at times and I am a supporter of the "movement".
Knotted Cotton

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog meet at Lily's Quilts
Lily's Quilts
Lily's Quilts


  1. So many wonderful projects! Love the pinwheel baby quilt, and your finished Vintage Holiday is gorgeous! Mouthy Stitches2 was such a fun swap, and your tote is wonderful. Great idea to make a table runner with the feathers!

  2. I love those feathers. Perfect table runner for this time of year!

  3. Love those feathers. I'm going to have to try some for myself.

  4. Love your feather table runner! It will be so pretty!

  5. I LOVE the feathers! The colours are great and the layout looks good to me.

  6. Wow! Good thing you are still on maternity leave :-)

  7. Lots of lovely eye candy here! The autumn is the most productive season for me - it's the drop in temperatures which mean I can finally sew in comfort!

  8. it's been a productive month to say the least, Marit. Love the feathers - can't wait to see the finished table runner!

  9. So many beautiful projects last month! And I really love your feathery table runner!

  10. Beautiful cowl and oh those feathers!!!

  11. i love your october makes and wips. the purple and orange feathers are so pretty! and i love your mouthy stitches tote.

  12. Everyone's said it already - those feathers are just lovely!

  13. Great makes! Your vintage holiday quilt is lovely and your feather table runner looks so intricate.

  14. What a brilliant idea to make the feather into a table runner! It will look great!

  15. I love those feathers! I am thinking I am going to have to make a quilt like that.

  16. I love your Windy City. I think pinwheels are my favorite!

  17. I'm Small Blog Hopping today... so many amazing projects! I've pinned your ornament tutorial (thanks!) and I keep looking at Windy City. Love how the big and smaller pinwheel blocks make so much motion around the quilt.

  18. Everything is lovely. Christmas quilts are not really my thing, but I love your Vintage Holiday quilt - it is festive without being over the top. And, those feathers - gorgeous.

  19. The Windy City quilt looks wonderful ant the feathers are awesome! Found you through Small Blog Meet.

  20. Hi Marit! :) All of your projects are so colorful and gorgeous. Love Windy City, and that feather table runner is going to be so cool. Sounds like November is going to be super busy for you.. can't wait to watch your projects unfold. :)

  21. Love your Mouthy Stitches tote - the key fob especially! I might just make on for myself!

  22. I love everything you're making, Marit! The Vintage Holiday quilt is lovely, and your feather runner is just gorgeous!!

  23. I love the fabrics you chose for your feathers! I'm making them too

  24. The pinwheel quilt is really cute- and the feathers are beautiful, every time i see them i want to make some, but my project list is easily big enough!! Ange : )

  25. You had a very productive month Marit! I love all of your projects. Can't wait to see the finished feather table runner.


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