I'm working on a quilt that will be named "Liberty Flowers" I'll post a picture when it's ready. Here I try to combine traditional American quilting technique with Norwegian elements. I'm going to handquilt it, but how do I make a Norwegian Quilting pattern?
I found the answer in one of these books at the library. Rosemaling is an old decorative painting technique which is used to decorate almost everything. This form of decor had it's Golden Age just after Norway liberated themselves from Denmark in 1814. We weren't fully liberated; we were forced into a union with Sweden that lasted until 1905, but now we were a nation with our own constitution. The idea of freedom, equality and fraternity from the French revolution and the US constitution from 1776, where the ideals of 117 men that gathered at Eidsvoll during spring 1814.
Inside one of the books you can see examples of how different object of wood can be decorated. If you want to see more, check out this website. I'm not related to this firm in any way, I just tried the .com trick. (Writing the word you seek adding dot-com :-D). I have found a border that will suit my quilt nicely. No I just have to draw it on freezer paper.