Totally forgot about this…
So sorry…
But here comes some notes of how I made it…
it’s an easy one so a lot of instructions won’t be needed!!! ;)
 
When designing this quilt in my head I just had a thought of how it would look..
and since I let my loved Scandibee members do the job and sew the blocks for me…
I let them decide… And I had no control.. ;)
 
The quilt has 5 x 7 blocks..that makes 35 in all…
It gave me the size I wanted on the quilt…
but please make it your own and make it the size that suites you…
 
Each block is 12 1/2″
 
I assigned my Scandibee members to make one coloured block
in their favourite colour and one low volume block…
 
My first made up blocks…
One coloured and one low volume
Just sew different width of strips together to create a 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ block…
One thing to think of is …don’t use the smallest strips at the top and at the bottom of the square…
This gives room for cutting down to the right size if needed…
 
I put my ruler on top of my block to visualise the next strip, think it made it easier to cut the next strip.
(Because I always measure wrong…)
Use scraps or not… ;) sew and make blocks…
You will need 18 coloured blocks and 17 low volumes blocks… (Or the opposite… 35 in all)
square them up to 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″
 
Think there can be many ways to use these blocks..mine is just one way
…maybe you will figure out another way..
 
I decided on cutting mine in different sizes…
 
First strip 3 1/2″
Second strip 3″
Third strip 2 1/2″
Fourth strip 2″
Fifth strip 1 1/2″
 
And now for the fun part…the lay out…
I wanted to keep mine in colour…
so I just mixed my green (for example) blocks
with each other so it would get a scrappy look…
And did the same with all the low volume blocks…
How to make block one, lay out
One coloured 3 1/2″ strip, one 3″ low volume strip, one 2 1/2″ coloured strip,
one 2″ low volume strip and one 1 1/2″ coloured strip.
Sew strips together to build a block…
Size 10 x 12 1/2″
 
Make block two :
One low volume 3 1/2″ strip, one 3″ coloured strip, one 2 1/2″ low volume strip,
one 2″ coloured strip and one 1 1/2″ low volume strip.
Sew together …size 10 x 12 1/2″
Now sew the blocks together…
Block one, block two, block one, block two and block one into rows
Start next row with block two…and so on…
 
Make rows and sew them together…
 
My quilt still needed a little bit of extra width so I added a low volume scrappy strip
to one side… Think it was about 4″ wide…;)
 
Hope this makes sense…am a little bit tired today…Shout out if I’m too unclear!
 
It was such a fun quilt to make..and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do…I now have a wonderful friendship quilt that I will treasure for years…it’s already well used!!
Still need to do that label though… ;)
 
Good luck…
 
See you
 

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Never thought I would have this quilt finished so soon after receiving my blocks this January
from my new found friends in our Scandibee!!

Must have been inspired …and who wouldn’t when getting such lovely blocks!!!

Will in my next post give a little tutorial or how to make this quilt…

It’s an easy one…and I think it turned out pretty good!! :)

So prepare your self for loooots of photos…

because I LOVE THIS QUILT!! :)

The quilt followed me on my walk with Molly one sunny morning… Probably one of the last days this spring/winter you could walk on the hard snow crust without going through.
Love the binding…not black …not coloured but just with the perfect movement and colour…
Hung on a branch in the forest
Love all the different prints and the low volume gorgeousness … :)
Oops…. Don’t know how many times I hung this quilt on the bent down tree I found!
More cute prints from the other side…
And I think I found just the perfect backing for this one…
Birds and new leaves…as it should be on a happy spring quilt!
Backing…from IKEA:)
Out on the ice…open water in the middle of the river…with swans…
An old lopsided wooden bridge…
Molly doing a little peek a boo and starts to wonder when are you finished!!!
Yes..I love the binding!!!
Do you see the swans:)
They were trumpeting the whole time…and I do love the sound of it…
then I know it is SPRING!!!
This quilt was quilted with Aurifil thread 28/2 and in straight lines… Did use a larger top stitch needle 100/16 because of all the seams…and the thicker thread…it worked beautifully!
And no I didn’t mark anything…just sewed and let it happen the way it did…
I want to thank all my SCANDIBEE friends for their wonderful blocks
Without you all..this quilt never would have been this lovely!!
So thankyou
Annika, Ruth, Bella, Sigrun, Hanne, Anne, Nina M, Nina C, Marica, Synnøve and Lizzie!!!
Much love to you ALL!!! :)
You can follow us on either Flickr (click photo)
Thanks Nina M for making the button…love it…
 
or on Instagram using the #scandibee
Know there will be more wonderful quilts made this year…
Lizzies wonderful spiderwebs (February) and Ruth’s genius three coloured square block (March) and Sigruns Polaroid blocks for April… This is blocks that are made or in the making now…
See you…

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Thought you wanted to see “but first TEA” hung at my brothers home!
Love it against this vibrant colour wall…
But first TEA…
 
And it’s so true !! ;)
Always time for a cup of tea…
See you…

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