March 25, 2013

Where is springtime?

It is still cold and snowy here in Norway and I can't blame the geese for flying in circles down south in stead of returning here.
Det er fortsatt kaldt og snø her i Norge og jeg skjønner godt at gjessene flyr i ring der sørpå i stedet for å vende tilbake hit.

But on a more positive note - I finished my Double Circle of Geese mini quilt/table topper last week and surprised my grandma with it today as a late birthday gift. She loves flying geese (of the quilted variety), so this was perfect for her!
Men det gode er at jeg ble ferdig med denne lille duken/mini quilten i forrige uke og overrasket min mormor med den i dag - en forsinket bursdagsgave. Hun elsker "flying geese" så dette var perfekt for henne!

As I only had a layer cake (10" squares) to work with, I had to get creative to make the borders.
Siden jeg bare hadde en "layer cake" (10" kvadrater) å jobbe med, måtte jeg bli kreativ med bordene.

I used more pieces from the layer cake on the back and added little corner pockets in case she wants to use it as a wall hanging.
Jeg brukte flere stykker fra "layer cake" pakken på baksiden og satte inn hjørnelommer i tilfelle stykket skulle henges på veggen.

You probably can't tell from the photos, but it took 11 cuts of fabric to make binding for this 21" square. So there are a lot of seams in the binding!
Det synes nok ikke i bildene, men det tok 11 stykker stoff for å lage lukkekant på denne lille duken. Det er mange skjøter i lukkekanten!

Fabric: Odds&Ends from Moda and Kona Snow
Pattern: Center block is called Windmill, designed by Lynne and can be found in this book
Finished size: Approx. 21" square


  1. What a lovely mini! You are brave to work with a layer cake for binding. I am happy to know it can be done, though. Your piecing is perfectly done!

  2. This is beautiful and so accurately made! I love it!

  3. This is so beautiful - love the design and the fabrics you have used.

  4. Love, love, love! Your piecing is amazing, and the fabrics are perfect! Your Grandma must have been just thrilled. Our "thaw" is supposed to start this week-end....let the flooding begin!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous mini. Such fun and bright colours.

  6. What a fabulous mini! Perfection!

  7. It is so perfect. Love it! Well done on the finish.

  8. It's springtime here - blue skies and 25°C. Your geese are lovely and perfect for your grandma :)

  9. Marit, that is absolutely gorgeous!!

  10. What a great flying geese mini quilt - I love the double geese pattern. Don't you love projects that push you to use every inch of fabric to make it complete? - love the pieced binding use of little scraps from the collection.

  11. That is really beautiful, great work Marit! :o)

  12. This is so beautiful! Love the quilting too.

  13. It really is perfect. How do you make your mitres so neat?!

  14. Lovely flying geese and the fabrics work so well together

  15. Really love this double ring of geese! So cool!


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