Or so before something special is to happen…yes..I’m going to be a grandma…how special isn’t that! It will be the longest and most nerve wrecking weeks. Phew. What a wait…and I’m not the pregnant one…😉

You who follow me on Instagram already knows this and have seen pictures of the quilt…yes of course it’s going to be a quilt made for my grandchild 😉…what a pleasure and joy …💗 and privilege.

Have had so many ideas and was lost at a moment on what to make..but one day it was there…I draw a quick little sketch so I wouldn’t forget..which I do way too easily. The happy couple had whispered in my ear that it’s a little girl…so this grandmother thought PINK instantly…ha ha…wonder why 😉

So a fabric pull was the first start…

Pinks…but I also wanted to use grey..to please the mother…( who told me…NOT TOO MUCH PINK ..😉) and well I love pink and grey together…

Decided early to work with magic numbers and make a pieced background..so the pieces would match up however I decided to sew them together… my choice was 1, 2, 4, 6 inch finished squares… so it was just to start cutting and let the fabrics do the work…that’s how I love to work…add fabrics and step aside and see and a lot of moving around with fabrics…it’s like painting a picture. And I LOVE seeing how it changes…and what happens if I add that and swap pieces …or….yes you got it…it takes forever..but I wouldn’t want to do it in any other way. It’s what I love.

How big then? Not a clue…but I had Louise’s voice in my head…from some time long ago…never make a baby quilt too small…so I added and added my one million gazillion pieces. And hmmmm…wasn’t this kind of boring…just pink and grey…hmmm…what if I added… GREEN…

Yes..yes…I like it…green as a little border ..pieced in a random way…now I felt excitement…think this is kind of back to my roots in a way…pink and green with a bit of modern touch from the grey. Yum!

The whole quilt is cut from my stash…not a single new fabric bought for this quilt. What a joy..shop from home!

Of course I had a supervisor ..as always…even if Miss Molly was bored from time to time seeing me carry pieces back and forth the design wall and cutting table and not play one bit… very bored I would say some days!

And one day I had all the pieces…and well now the real puzzling started…I have about 6-7 meters between my design wall and sewing machine…so a lot of going back and forth it was… Really need to make myself a little portable design board! Would make life so much easier…don’t know how many times I had to walk back and check where I took the piece from…and they say quilting is not exercising… ha!

Tada! One pieced background done! Phew… I must say I really love the green border. Like how it turned out and it will make perfect backdrop for the applique I’m going to make…

Now did it turn out as I had envisioned…honestly…not quite…but sort of close… 💗

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13 Thoughts on “Only two weeks now…

  1. Sue Schultz on 28 February, 2018 at 16:38 said:

    It is beautiful no can’t wait to see what you appliqué on it and see it finished and quilted!!

  2. Louise D on 28 February, 2018 at 17:07 said:

    Med lite grått blir det inte sä sockersött.Kommer att bli en ,som vanligt då du syr, fin quilt.Upp och ned från stolen kan faktiskt göra att man blir trött för att inte tala om armarna som får flytta bitar stup i ett och det blir bra motion!

  3. Lee Berchak on 28 February, 2018 at 17:17 said:

    Oh my gosh….I love it! And I can’t wait to see the applique…

  4. Get a wiggle on mormorstina! I think I am super excited too!😜💕

  5. Melodee on 28 February, 2018 at 20:46 said:

    So pretty, I love your process. I agree you should make some small design boards. My favorite tutorial is by the Happy Zombie. I made some using Lori Holts method, but prefer the materials that Monica uses.
    I too am planning a baby quilt that I will ship off to Upsula. The mother to be is a veterinarian, so,I am planning some kind of animal quilt for a boy.
    I used to follow you on IG, but when you cleared out a while back and started over, I didn’t make the cut.
    Congratulations on becoming a grandmother!

  6. Elizabeth A Senser on 28 February, 2018 at 21:15 said:

    It’s beautiful and filled with your love. The green border is perfect around the middle of pinks and greys. Good luck to the birthing mother. Congratulations to the loving grandma!

  7. I have a trek between my wall, sewing machine and ironing board too. It’s not much until I am doing the kind of piecing you are doing- all those steps add up. I supposed I could have a mini flannel board, but I don’t. I just use a piece of cardboard or a clipboard to take down several pieces (that will be sewn together) and carry them over to the machine.

    So exciting Stina!!!

  8. karenlogcabinquilter on 1 March, 2018 at 00:12 said:

    Oh, a grandma soon! At first, I thought of your son but then remembered that you have two daughters. You will make a wonderful grandma.

  9. Patricia East. ( friend of Shirley's !) on 1 March, 2018 at 08:40 said:

    It’s going to be really beautiful Stina – can’t wait to see the finished quilt. You are such a clever lady. Good luck to you and your daughter, how wonderful to have a granddaughter! xx

  10. Det bliver en vidunderlig quilt til dit lille nye barnebarn. Skønne farver har du fået sat sammen.

  11. It’s beautiful Stina. The green reall lifted it. I’m looking forward to seeing the appliqué.

  12. Oh Stina, it’s fantastic! I can’t wait to see what you applique on it — how fun. I LOVE the touch of the green border — brilliant! You’re going to love being a Grandma — it’s so much fun. My 1st is 20 months old now and I’m only about 3/4ths done with the hand-quilting on her quilt. Hoping to finish this month – fingers crossed. I need to hurry though — it’s time to start the next one {wink}{wink}!

  13. Louise on 2 March, 2018 at 18:23 said:

    A beautiful quilt in the making! Can’t wait to see what you add…. The size of it looks perfect! 😜 Maybe it will be a birthday baby… I got one so it is not impossible! 😊

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