Isn’t if fun when an idea just gets at you and you HAVE to do it…
 
Just because of three little words…
BUT FIRST TEA…
This quilt just was in my head one morning and I knew I had to make it for my
brother Anders when he turned 50…
One question I’m always asking myself…
why do ideas come when there is soooo little time left for a deadline???
 
So this quilt was done in just a few days…
It was so much fun just playing with my scraps and taking inspiration from
Tonya Riccucis book Word Play Quilts… Lovely book by the way!!
So out with the scraps and now some fun playing began…
Adding this and that to black strips and cut when it was needed…
FUN FUN FUN!
 
And smiling to myself when sewing…
Knowing my brother would smile seeing this one…
We both love tea… But HE LOVES TEA…and he KNOWS his tea…
The right minutes..the right temperature…the special blends…
different teacups…and teapots… Phew..
Tea is a way of living in my brothers life… Right Anders?
Quilted this with rectangles… No thinking here…Just did it!
 
So no wonder this one went together in no time!!
And I actually had some leftover time before the big party!!
No last sewing in the car…or loose ends to finish after the gift was received…
…but first TEA

We spent some lovely time with family and friends celebrating his birthday …
It was so nice to have us all together…with lovely food and laughter!
Family pictures taken from “granny’s house” and the evening…

Thank you brother for arranging this for us all…I had a lovely time..
hope you had too…and it was a pleasure making something for you!
Crappy picture …but in all excitement and the laughing it got blurry…
But I love seeing him smile…
See you... :)
 

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As promised more pictures of
“Små och Stora knappar”
(Small and Big Buttons)
 
I had a lovely morning walk on the ice earlier this week and took the quilt and Molly with me…not the smartest decision…would have gone so much better not having Molly with me…lol…
 
Poor doggy felt put aside when I hadn’t time with her..lieing on the ice discovering things she couldn’t see… and when coming close to her she become so happy she knocked me over…so had a sore shoulder for some days!! ;)
 
So here we go…
lots of pictures!!
 
What a lovely day …
Sun and even more sunshine…
Lovely!
 
Haven’t decided if to sell the pattern or just have classes with this one…
Time will tell…
Some things are way to complicated just to learn….
Vat, taxes, business..hobby or not…
And I don’t know this!!
If someone Swedish knows this..please email me info…
stina at kviltstina dot com
 
And haven’t decided if to change the name on the quilt either…
For now it will stay Swedish…
 
Hope you enjoyed the pics…
I love this quilt…
 
See you
 

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So better get my acts together and make a blogpost then…
Well you that follow me on Instagram already knows this… ;)
I designed a Button Quilt earlier this year… Yes I did… :) I call it…
Små och Stora Knappar
(Small and Big Buttons)
and it all started with me making Button Up for Louise as a gift ….
You can see that quilt HERE
And then a friend of mine made that quilt…and it spread…
and all of a sudden more wanted to make that quilt…
so I contacted Allison and asked if I could have a Button Up class here in Sweden…
And she was so so sweet and said no problem…
I even asked if I could make it my own and change sizes and layout…and yes…
No problem… So how great wasn’t that… :)

Lots of tea needed… mug rug given to me by Synnove…
So now a very tough job started for me… If I had realised how it would affect me…
I would have thought this through more than a couple of times…
Don’t read me wrong here…
I enjoyed every single day and how the quilt turned out and all the fun too…
But I guess I wasn’t completely prepared of how stressed I would become…
but I did it… :)
See.. my socks match this time… ;)
Back to the designing part…
I didn’t want to make the same quilt one more time…
and come up with the idea of having buttons thrown out on a piece of cloth…
So I started to make buttons in different sizes…
And believe me…this was so much fun… the quilt came together very quickly!!

Used a ruler and maskingtape to get the lines straight for quilting…
The quilt have four different sizes from Giant to Mini buttons…
Think this is a lovely idea…
because now you can make so many different kind of things
with the buttons…pillows …wall hangings… And quilts of course… ;)

 Couldn’t decide on thread color… but son said use the pink… thanks… ;)

Added some wavy lines… 

Love the thread color…
I used solids for the buttons in lots of different reds, pinks, purple, orange and yellow…

DOTS!!

and of course I used low volume for background… ;)
but this time I used a white and black scale to keep it more graphic.

 Had a very good helper…NOT!!!

I really love how this quilt turned out…it’s such a colourful and happy quilt…

Ikea print for backing…
Have more photos to show…and I will also try and take a picture of it outside…
And I will also show pictures from class day…
And I am hoping that I can be able to share some finished quilts once they are finished…
I know some are!!
Some might have posted on Instagram using the hashtag
#smaochstoraknappar
Follow there and see progress…
See you…

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