1/12 and more UFOs

12 for 2012

I finished my 1/12 last night. We had a storm and a power out so I spent that time hand sewing the back of the binding. For light I had an old camping light I didn’t want to use  a candle in case I’d burn it. It was weirdly a lot of fun in a old fashion kind of way, Sitting in a corner and binding a quilted wall-hanging . The quilting is really just a basic stitch in the ditch. I think that is the best way for this pattern I just enhanced the images by stitching around them and again the frame around them.

There really wasn’t much that I had left to do on the January UFO. Just the binding and Quilting so before and after pics are kind of silly. I’ll just show my finished project hanging on the wall (were ‘Sue’s got mail’ hung during Christmas)


Twilight Cover Classic film

(most of the patterns are designed by Cat Magraith and can be found over on Fandom In Stitches the border pattern is by Jennifer Ofenstein and is found on her site Sewhooked)

Of course since I’ve finished this project It’s a must to start at least 3 new ones (this month) lol. I’m currently in the middle of making Jennifer’s ‘A Little Haunted’ Wall-hanging. I’m making a Hunger Games quilt and am working on a wall-hanging/table-runner pattern for my etsy shop. I’m really loving that one it’s going to be amazing!

And then I’ve been thinking 2/12 witch is my 1/3 PODBOW. As with 1/12  (that’s a lot of numbers)I only have to quilt and bind but I’m a little scared that I’ll ruin it because I’ve never quilted anything that big before. But the best thing is just to start and hope for the best. I found this old Harry Potter quilt cover set (that’s what it’s called on the label) probably from 2001 in a garage sale. That I’m going to use for the backing. I’ve been taking it apart today and it looks like I’ll need to add a little fabric to the sides to make it work but otherwise I’ll just need to put it together with the batting and start. Well and that I‘ll need to move my sewing stuff into the living-room while quilting it. My sewing room’s 6² feet just aren’t going to work with something that big.

Well I’m off to work on some of my UFOs

Happy sewing


Birthday giveaway winner and a new pattern

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The winner of the first Birthday giveaway will be announced. But in case it wasn’t you who won I do have a conciliation prize for the rest of you.

A new Hunger Games pattern. I did promise you guys that there were more to come this year :)   I’m planning on Posting one new Hunger Games pattern each month this year, It’s not a BOM or anything just a personal goal. So if you are a Hunger Games fan be sure to come by often to see if there are any new patterns Smile

The winner is:


Congratulations Sandy. You should already have and email from me Smile

Ice Horse

For those that didn’t win the Ice Horse pattern is available on my Etsy page for only 5$

For the first Hunger Games pattern of the year I decided to go with a representation of my favorite character Finnick Odair. And nothing really represents Finnick better than his Trident (well maybe a piece of rope would. (Hmm there’s another pattern idea)). Finnick's Trident Trident is 5" and lives on the Sci-fi and Fantasy page

Happy sewing and I’ll see you soon


1st Birthday giveaway

Cupcakes Birthday Cake anyone?

Today Liljabs.com has officially been ‘on air’ for a whole year. In honor of that wonderful occasion I’m having the first (annual?) birthday giveaway!
The prize is a PDF file with my ‘Ice horse’ pattern witch is available in my etsy store

Ice Horse
‘Ice Horse’ is a 10″ paper pieced pattern based on one of my grandfathers horses.

All who comment on this post will be put in the pot to win and one random winner will be drawn and announced next Wednesday (January 11th).

On to the first pattern of the year.
This I believe is a baseball team logo. I’ve never watched baseball and know nothing of any teams. But it was a request on fandom in stitches and I really liked how it looked.

So I give you the cardinals

sample pieced by hp5freak

Cardinals is 10″ and can be found here

happy sewing and remember you need to comment to win and leave me some way to get in touch with you :D

12 for 2012

12 for 2012

I’m doing the 12 for 2012 challenge this year. Witch is to finish 1 UFO each month this year.

Most of my UFOS only need quilting and I’m not even sure I have 12 projects that I’ve started but not finished But here is my list of projects I’m going to finish this year :)

January: Twilight cover wall hanging (quilting)
February: PODBOW quilt 1 (quilting
March: Spring Fling (a Easter quilt from Quilters world magazine I’ve been wanting to start)
April Hunger games wall hanging
May Twilight quilt (quilting)
June PODBOW quilt 2
July Hogwarts classic film (quilting)
August finish quilting my Yuletide lads quilt (I started quilting it in January 2011 but never finished)
September Podbow Quilt 3
October Tristan’s Disney quilt
November TABABOM (I might finish it before this but this is the earliest I can blog about it :P )
December My Rudolph collection thingy (once I’ve found out what to make with them) :P

Look at that I do have 12 UFOS who knew :P
So I hope posting this now will keep me on schedule this year :P

Remember Liljabs.com is turning 1yrs this Thursday and I’m having a birthday giveaway. So make sure to drop by on the 5th :D

So What Did I Do This Year 2011

2011 Has been a year of ups and downs for me. It started with the opening of Liljabs.com on January 5th. and the site has grown from getting 49 visits the first month to being over 2000 in December.

I don’t have time to go over all the new patterns or projects I’m working on so I’ll just do the highlights.
In February I finished my Twibom (Twilight block of the month hosted on twilight_crafts (livejournal)) Quilt top. And it won the first price in the twibom challenge.
Twibom Quilt top

Also in February I did this little Panda wall hanging
Panda wall-hanging

In April just 2 days after my birthday my grandfather passed away. To keep my mind occupied I made these two. ‘Hogwarts Classic Film’ and ‘Twilight Cover wall hanging’
Hogwarts Classic FilmTwilight cover wall hanging

In June I lost my cat Skutla she was 17 yrs old. I was there with her when she drew her first breath and I was there holding her when she drew her last.

The next few months I was wallowing around in depression. Until Jennifer contacted me about doing ‘there and back again’ A Hobbit block of the month that is going on right now on Fandom in Stitches. The first of my ‘TABABOM’ blocs called ‘The Road’ was now in December
TABA BOM 3 December

After that I picked myself up and started designing like crazy as can be seen by my ever-expanding designs page.

In November I put up designs on my Etsy page (with more to come in the new year)

I also finished ‘Sue’s got mail’ a little wall hanging that has pockets for my Christmas cards.
2011 Christmas project

In December I finished one of my ‘Project of Doom’ quilt tops. I have 2 more in the works that I’m planing on finishing next year.
PodBow finished quilt top

I also finished Little Hooters I gave it to my sister for Christmas. The pattern is from Sewhooked
Two little Hooters
it also was my first try at free motion quilting
here is a closeup
Two little Hooters

and I did a wall-hanging for my grandfather with my Ice horse pattern which is based on a photo of one of his horses. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of that one since the usb drive it was on died but I’ll take a pic the next time I visit them

I had a few sad moments this year but so many more happy moments and I made so many new friends. My friends that have been so good to me this year. Helped my through my losses and celebrated with me during the good times. I thank you all for a wonderful year and hope to have another one as amazing as this one. (although if we could skip loved ones dying, that would be good)

Is going to bring bigger and better things. I already have a big (secret) project that I’ll be working on. That you will hear more about later in the year.
I’ll be making lots more of Fandom patterns, hopefully expand my etsy store, and practice my free motion Quilting :D
And of course I’m looking forwards to making more quilty and crafty friends along the way.

So I lift my glass to you and say ‘To another fabulous year and may we have many, many more to come’

Remember to come back on the 5th of January for Liljabs.com’s 1st birthday giveaway, and the first free pattern of 2012.

Have a crafty and quilty new year

Happy Holidays :D

I want to wish you all a very happy Holidays. What ever you may celebrate (Christmas, Hanukkah, solstice, Yule…)

You may or may not know that here in Iceland we celebrate Christmas on the 24th. So I may not be around much until in the new year There will be a new years post on the 31st but probably nothing before that.

also there was an error in the Hermey PDF so if you downloaded/printed it before today you’ll need to get the new file. It’s on the holidays page (only page 1 has been changed)

If you really need to reach me you can send me an Email

I hope you and your families have lots of fun and snow.
I’ll see you next week

Last pattern of 2011

I know I said I had 2 patterns but I just didn’t have time to test them both. You’ll just have to look forward to next December when you’ll be getting the last one (and perhaps I’ll have made more by then)

So here is Hermey The Elf

he is 10″ an lives om the Holliday themed pages with Rudolph and santa

Like I said above this is my last pattern this year I have to start concentrating on my Christmas dress that I haven’t even started drawing up yet (with only 2 weeks until Christmas). And I have a couple of presents that I need to finish as well. So I need to go start that now :P

Happy Sewing


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