Sometimes, you just get blown away by generosity…and that’s exactly what has happened to me… I am truly blessed with fantastic friends both at home and out in the world. And I have said it before…Life is a Patchwork of Friends… ❤️ and among quilters it’s all that and way more.

What started with a picture sent from one of my American friends …ended up with the most wonderful gift given to me… and I’m so so happy…because I’m not that fond of making bags and things like this…makes my head knot itself!

So enjoy all these pictures!! ❤️❤️❤️

Isn’t this totally amazing… pretty pretty letters , made in my absolute favourite colours…and low volume goodness! 

The letters are from a pattern by Diane Bohn and you can find it here… they are 3″tall. And paper pieced…☺️ not my favourite method…but my friend ensured me …that they aren’t that hard to make… do have the pattern myself ..maybe it’s time to start using it… 😉

A Sewing case!! And the prettiest ever! And it’s all mine! ❤️ Do you think I made a happy little dance? It was almost a rave-party…😜😉😜

And the clever inside… see through vinyl pockets… ❤️ and turquoise/blue gorgeousness…and filled with the cutest little basket block, wonder I could try and sew a case of my own using this clever tape…and cute labels! 

What case…what case I hear you ask… 😉 and the case you can find for free HERE … isn’t that great! 

And this is the fantastic outside of the case, with sewed little cute blocks… I’m so in love  😍

Beautiful little blocks…💙 geese and nine patch… and the pretty pretty low volume fabric ❤️️

And a little pink star and some strawberry cake ☺️…love strawberries…❤️️

And this text… ❤️️ love it… be your own hero..and be a good friend…unwrap it with a grateful heart…( do you think I did that❤️️)  couldn’t be better… ❤️️ so much thought put into this.

And if  the case wasn’t enough…these beautifully colour coordinated fabrics came..a mix from stash and bought fabrics… I’m stunned and almost without words…needed a week to put all this into words… and make this blogpost.

I now see that I missed to take a photo of a pattern, an apron/tunic/dress she sent along ..remembering I had it pinned on Pinterest..I’m impressed… thankyou so much for all this my sweet friend… My friend wants to be anonymous but I do think her stuff need to be shared so we can be inspired by her lovely work… I hope you have enjoyed looking at this…

And this is the pic she sent me that started this off… eight gorgeous and beautiful cases…lots of prettiness! Isn’t it amazing!! It’s WOW! 

 Thankyou dear friend for all this! 💗💙💗

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Yes.. I signed up for another year with my lovely Scandibee friends…almost dropped out …but I wanted to be in the bee this year too…it’s such a lovely group of sewing friends…and friends you need!

This year some have left and some new have come in..and I’m looking forward to sew for all and learn more about the new girls. 

Scandibee runs for twelve months, we are 11 quilters and one month free is from sewing…decided on December since it’s such a busy month. We are all queen bees one month each…when it’s your turn you present a block to the others. And then they sew for you…and this is the best part…just cashing in beautiful blocks when it’s your month…it sure is happy mail coming!

I signed up for January…thought I had a great idea…and sewed that block up…and I wanted to make that one myself in my specific Birmingham bought fabrics…(more of that one later)  Happy I had lots of blocks to chose from …and I think this block is even better for a bee… easy and fast to make and not too complicated…don’t let the block fool you…it’s challenging enough with its colour and variation. The gorgeous finished quilt and the tutorial for the 3/4 log cabin block can be found on Ara Jane’s blog.

I chose happy and bright …and solids …no low volume…huh…how shall this go… 😉 TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW! Yes! ❤️️The two blocks above are the blocks I sewed up for my bee friends as a reference. 

And then the magic started to happen…blocks started to come…

First to come was from Annika in Sweden….who sent three, (top right is mine) since she had a little hick up with one…and I’m happy she sent it..cause I love it…it shall be used with happiness…gorgeous colours chosen!

Next to come was from Helene in Denmark… it’s the top left and bottom left…and she added a bit more yellow and blues…and I so love how it’s transforming..

And then these beauties came…to the left it’s blocks from Karen in Denmark and to the right blocks from Ruth in Sweden…and they are just as amazing as the others…love the different sizes ..makes the quilt look interesting.

It’s quite exciting to bee in a bee like this and letting go of the control…it’s hard…I’m a colour freak and I change pieces all the time..does that one fit there…hmm…no I change to that one…how about that one? Hmmm…and so it continues…it’s a long process… and that’s the part in making a quilt that I love most… and so to this …learning to let go… and be in the hands of others…and to see a quilt come to life…not as you had imagined before your eyes…and not too far either…its magic! And FUN.. and a good experience! You learn a lot! 

And then it came blocks from Mariana in Spain…that added a bit of sunshiny orange to the quilt (her blocks are top right and top left) … and look at this…it’s love! ❤️

Am waiting for the rest of the blocks to come..and can’t wait for them to come…only a few left now… this will be a happy Scandibee quilt to put together!! 

Otherwise January have been a really tough month with lots of headaches ( three weeks in a row ) hope I found out the solution of that…let’s hope so…have had some days off now and am sewing again…  ❤️️…take care out there! 

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Decided to share with you a cute little heart that I have used for some mugrugs I made for friends and a Valentine mini quilt that I made for myself…Valentines Day is just around the corner…❤️❤️❤️

If you make just one block you will have an extra half square triangle to use for something else…otherwise why not make two heart blocks at once … ❤️️ Cutting instructions is for one block (for two blocks in brackets)

Heart fabric: 

1 red/pink 3″ square (for two: 2 squares) 

1 red/pink 3 1/2″ square (yields two HST)

Back ground fabric:

2 white/beige 3″ squares (for two: 4 squares)

1 white/beige 3 1/2″ square (yields two HST)

Mark your backgrounds on the diagonal on both your 3″ and 3 1/2″ background squares …sew on both sides of the marking with a 1/4″ seam allowance…

Cut along the mark…between the two seams…Press ALL SEAMS OPEN!

Trim the smaller half square triangles to 2 1/2″

Trim the larger half square triangles to 3″

You will now have for one block 2 x 2 1/2″ half square triangles ( for two: 4 x 2 1/2″ HST)

 1 half square triangle that measures 3″ (for two 2 HST) 

 1 x 3″ background square (for two: 2 x 3″)

Mark the diagonal… Notice the way the diagonal goes… sew on both sides of your mark and cut in the middle between your seams…

Lay your 45 degree angle on the ruler on top of your diagonal seam…and match the 2 1/2″ mark at the bottom of your ruler with the corners of your triangle… and trim to 2 1/2″

You shall now have four 2 1/2 ” blocks…

My block on the backside with my seams pressed open…

With this block it’s great to chain piece or use leaders and enders since it’s a bit of a bulk at the start of the seam…

Ta da… a cute 4 1/2 ” block to sew to something nice for yourself or for your friends…

Have linked to older blogposts at the top on the words … mugrug and Valentine mini quilt, it will take you to what I made with these hearts…❤️ lots of hearts!! ❤️❤️❤️

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