Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Red Glow / Flora Rosa

Red Glow
!0 1/2" x 13 1/2"
26,5 x 34 cm
I have just finished Debbie Babin's class Textile Art with Pizzazz where we used her design Flora Rosa.It was a new experience to me to use another's design. In all the classes I've taken at Quilt University, we have made our own designs. We have learned about how to pick fabrics and how to use color, value and contrast to create pizzazz. Not an easy task! But with good help from Debbie Babin I have finished both my Red Glow and to mini quilts.
If you want to take Debbie's class, you can find it at http://www.joggles.com/ . I can highly recommend this class. Scroll down to online classes and you find Debbie Babins's name among the other teachers. A new class starts at July 16. She also has a class called Thinking outside the Take out Box.
Jeg har akkurat fullført Debbie Babin's kurs Textile Art with Pizzazz hvor vi benyttet hennes design Flora Rosa. Det var en ny erfaring for meg å bruke en annens design. I alle kursene jeg har tatt ved Quilt University har vi laget vårt eget design. Vi har lært om hvordan vi skal velge stoff og hvorda vi skal bruke farger, toner og kontrast for å skape pizzazz (enklest oversatt med energi). Ingen enkel sak! Men jeg har fullført både hovedprosjektet Red Glow og to miniquilter med god hjelp fra Debbie Babin.
Hvis du har lyst til å ta Debbie Babin's kurs, så finner du det på http://www.joggles.com/ .Jeg kan virkelig anbefale dette kurset.Scroll ned til Online classesog du finner debbie Babin's navn sammen med de andre lærerne. Det starter et nytt kurs 16. juli. Hun har også ent annet kurs Thinking outside the Take out Box.
Mini Quilt 2
6 1/2" x 7"
16 1/2 x 17 1/2 cm
This is the second mini quilt I made. It's finished with satin stitches. The flower is slightly differnt from #1.
Dette er den andre miniquilten jeg laget. Den er kantet med satinsting. Blomsten er litt annerledes enn nr. 1.

Mini Quilt 1
11 1/2" x 12 1/2"
29 x 31,5 cm
This is the first mini quilt I made. Both the mini quilts are exercises before we started on the Flora Rosa design. It was very useful to make these two before starting on the main project.
Dette er den første miniquilten jeg laget. Begge miniquiltene er øvelser før vi startet på Flora Rosa designet. Det var veldig nyttig å lage disse to før vi startet på hovedprosjektet.


  1. Bente....your Flora Rosa pieces are just beautiful. I am also in the class but have not been able to start the project.

  2. Thank you so much, Brigitte! You'll have to go for this. It has been a long way, but very fun!

  3. Bente, your work is just beautiful and I so enjoyed reading about the art quilt portraits of your grandchildren coming to life as well as Swan Lake. I hope it is successful at the Festival. I do not think it can possibly fail!

    You are inspiring me to try fabric dyeing. I've dyed hundreds of pounds of wool and some other fibers. (I used to dye wool roving to sell to spinners.) I've dyed lots of yarn too, but I've never tried fabric. A new adventure awaits!

  4. Thank you so much! I took a look at your blog. Lots of nice things! I'm exciting about exploring mixed media.
    If you want to dye fabric, I can recommend Marjorie McWilliam's classes online at Quilt University. She's the dyeing godess!