I’m so happy … I have a finish… a quilt… not big … but it’s a quilt! ❤️
Started this one intended to be a Christmas gift.. but had to focus on making new plans for Christmas…so it had to be put away… and now it’s a happy 2017 gift instead! ❤️️

I have always had a love for Cheri Saffiote Payne patterns…they are very fun to make and with a sense of humour … and best of all … not at all perfect! You can find her patterns here.
Made a revisit to my “old” Stina fabrics and made this version of “Embrace Each Day”.


Embrace Each day… it’s something we all need to do every day!

I webbed my pieces and machine appliquéd with a buttonhole stitch…

I used two strands of mouline yarn for the stitchery… ❤️️

Pardon the thread on the flower…? It felt a little bit strange sewing with this colour palette since it’s something I haven’t sewn with for a long time, but once deciding on my focus prints it all felt natural again… ☺️… and with the knowledge that the one I’m gifting it for would love it..it was a lot of fun… ❤️️…and I quite like it…☺️

Love the rectangle start instead of a square…

When deciding on the quilting I wanted to try something new out…just because… ?  I wasn’t sure on how it would turn out but I like it..and will make some more with the same quilting…

I started at the bottom and worked my way around the quilt … I actually was surprised I didn’t got stuck in a corner or something …which I very likely could have ..?

Do like the texture… a bit of traditional quilting and still not…and done by machine… ❤️

Photograph taken outside in -29 C … the winters first really cold day …Happy to have a quilt ready to be gifted to my lovely friend Åsa… ❤️ Happy 2017 ❤️

Pattern: Embrace Each Day

Designer: Cheri Saffiote Payne

Fabrics: From stash

Thread: Gutermann Mara 

Quilting setting: Top stitch needle 80/12, stitch length 3.0, tension 4.6

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14 Thoughts on “First finish for 2017…

  1. May it be the first of many finishes. Lucky friend I say. It looks wonderful.

  2. Karin Borgman on 6 January, 2017 at 13:04 said:

    Lyckliga Åsa som den !!!?

  3. Louise on 6 January, 2017 at 13:23 said:

    Totally wonderful! ?? I’m so happy for you that you are sewing again…. just don’t overdo it! ?

  4. Love your bright colours instead of the greyed or brown tinged ones often used in primitive quilts. What a lovely start to 2017!

  5. Gudrun Ryberg on 6 January, 2017 at 19:05 said:

    Du har börjat året med en underbar kvilt.Förstår att den var trevlig att sy.Måste vara väldigt trevlig att få också!!
    Usch, så kallt. Vi hade -10,det räcker:-))

  6. Diane on 6 January, 2017 at 20:42 said:

    I love Cheri’s pattern, and I really love the colors that you’ve chosen for your quilt! I have had the pleasure of taking a couple of Cheri’s classes here in San Diego.

  7. This is adorable! Great start for 2017

  8. What a fun and happy quilt you have made! Such Spring-like colours! Greetings from a hot Melbourne- 37C here today! I can’t begin to imagine what -29C is like!!!!!

  9. Your quilt is adorable–what a lovely gift!

  10. The quilt is so lovely and I admire you for the quilting.It is gorgeous .

  11. Jindi's Cottage on 8 January, 2017 at 04:04 said:

    Gorgeous…love the quilting…lucky Åsa…when you were taking photo in -29C it was +38C here!!! would have loved some of your Swedish ice to cool down!!!!…a little bit better today, down to +34C!!…

  12. Jag gillar också J P:s mönster och det här har jag använt två ggr. Den första blev lite hej hoppsan så jag var tvungen att sy en andra men jag gillar min första bättre antagligen för den är mer mina färger. Varför är pastell så svårt? Passar tydligen inte hos mig.Väntar på ditt nästa arbete för det här året kommer att bli bra. Heja på STINA!!
    Louise D

  13. AnnaLisa Bad on 3 February, 2017 at 08:26 said:

    Så fint !

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