I love walking around at Louise’s house…Where I find beauty everywhere…she has quilts all around the house… some of them new some of them good old favourites… 

A basket quilt in happy Me and My sister fabrics…a Leanne House quilt in pretty pinks and greens …a pink star quilt and a dreamy shirt quilt in pinks and blues…

A quilt made by me made from a pattern by Cheri Saffiote Payne … I have a pink one at home made by Louise …that’s sisters love. We know what we like :)
Doll quilts rolled up for Olivia to use..or just to be pretty, a fun cat quilt and a Noah’s arc stitchery quilt from a pattern by Lynette Andersson and little mini spool blocks soon to be a quilt.

And I also got to see Louise’s finished Plus block quilt that Louise, Marica and I swapped blocks with each other two years ago..or maybe it’s even longer than that… which reminds me…I have my quilt to finish… 😉

It’s a masterpiece if I might say :) … love the variety in the blocks…and wow…all the friendship blocks shared :) …seeing a block made by a friend and remembering which ones we made…that’s something special. You can read about the swap over here and also a tutorial on how to make the blocks here

Sadly my visit came to an end but I’m so happy I made this trip it made me realise I can do things again even if it made me tired…it gave me freedom and happiness. Thankyou Louise for having me a whole week!! And John too 😉 … promise it won’t be four years until the next time! 

See you… I now have some charged batteries! :)

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Way back in 2009 I dreamt about making a quilt like this one… 

Louise’s amazing churndash quilt (that also was inspired by another quilt in a book she had, we just couldn’t find that book, it would have been fun showing that inspiration quilt too) made in lots of lovely plaids and stripes…it has been on my mind for sooo long… and I told this to Louise and she spent one day looking for her churndash quilt… 😉 a certain someone has a lot of quilts and as it seems a lot of hiding places for them too… 😉 finally she found it and I could take another close look at it and be inspired… yes yes… I want to make one..and NOW!

It has everything I love…  my dream quilt… so said and done ..Louise graciously let me dive into her scraps and start my dream quilt… As organised as Louise is she had already cut strips in gorgeous fabrics…it was like a smorgasbord for quilters… :)


and well how now things happens … my dream quilt took another turn … 😉 making one block after the other picking fabrics that I likedand sewed…how fun wasn’t this…lots of fun… don’t think I have enjoyed sewing blocks like this in a long time… 

Like this quote…need to do that more often..I seem to get stuck in the planning mode way to often…so this was very nice… Just sewing and see what happens…

First day I think I sewed 20 blocks… wow…that’s a lot for me… and as you see…colours aren’t at all like in Louise’s lovely quilt…this quilt had a saying of its own…a bit brighter…greens had to be added …day two I added pinks to it…wasn’t sure if there were supposed to be pinks in the quilt…how silly wasn’t I…of course there had to be pinks in it…lol

Sewed blocks for two more days…but not as many as the first day…think I had 40 blocks when leaving Louise… ( yes I’m back home now) … still packed down in my bag…but will take them up and see what I made and show you later…

I’m really excited about this one…can’t wait to sew..just need to fix some boring things that needs to be done first so I can sew with my heart! 

Went home with a plan…and it will be interesting to see how this quilt will look in the end…all I can say right now…is that I like it very much..even if I doesn’t look at all as the quilt I dreamt about!

Have a few more pics to show from my trip to Louise… so if you’re interested in that..stay tuned ..it will come eventually 😉

See you!

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I tackled the next block for Scandibee…the August block for Mariana in Spain (@cosertejercrear) … and I had been such a good girl and prepped these before I left  home… :) …guess what…well did I cut the right sizes? … NOPE… of course I didn’t… so we tried to see if Louise had the same fabrics… but not…so I did what I (and Louise) does when running out on something…we piece it!

I don’t mind at all I think it adds to a quilt..but not everyone likes it…so I’m not sure Mariana does…if not I will sew another block for her… What do you do? Rip it up and sew totally new fabrics to the block? Or like us? Maybe something else…share please. 


Do you see where it is pieced? If I hadn’t told you…would you have noticed? 😉

Nice to have caught up on the Scandibee blocks… Septembers block instructions are coming any day now… :)

Enjoyed seeing some of Louise’s new made quilts…

Love this colour combination… 💗  This is a quilt made from joining in on a sew-a-long on Instagram and on @fixer_of_old_quilts feed.  Love Louise’s happy colour choices.

And finally I got to see the quilt Louise did in the class we had with Krista Hennebury here two years ago… which reminds me that I haven’t finished mine… it will come :)

Isnt this clever… sewing her initials into the border of the quilt… 
This quilt is a happy splash of colours!! Makes me jump with joy! Happy happy happy :) 

Next quilt is her latest quilt made from Bonnie Hunters mystery quilts… she has done quite a few of them…how many I don’t know…Louise you have to share how many you have made  :)  This quilt is called En Provence… 

See if you can see the pieced fabric here… 

You can imagine the lavender fields don’t you … it’s a beauty…

This is a dose of what I got at Louise’s … love the menu.. :) more of that!
Will show what I started when being with Louise in my next post… see you 

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