Have enjoyed sewing two quilts for friends… started before Christmas…and even before that in mind…but you know how it is…life gets in between…so I am most happy to finally have these little quilts made…and also sent and received …?

The pattern is by Cheri Payne and it’s called Sisters Love… and that pattern were just right to use and make for my lovely friends  Louise and Shirley. They are both the sisters I didn’t get! ??

Shirley had to have a pink quilt and blue was an easy choice for Louise…?? Cheri’s patterns are fun, happy and gives you room for your own ideas to bloom. I like that… ? to stretch your creativity a bit.
Photos are taken in The Old Church town here in Öjebyn…a very lovely place…of course I did chose to take photos on one of the coldest days…? and somehow photos taken with my camera vanished up in cyber space..so I’m happy I took photos with my iPhone …phew… was in a hurry sending the quilts away…so they were on its way when I saw that there were no photos… ? 

Details from Shirley’s quilt… cute girly blocks with our names stitched and improve pieced hearts…I did use my own hearts and not from Cheri’s pattern…

 Love the spring flowers added… yay…spring is coming…I really love details like this…?

Did a free form baptist fan quilting…and I must say it’s a favourite of mine…really love the look, both modern and traditional…

And even better is that it’s a fun and easy quilting to make… really fun! Do try! 


And a label of course… will be more of them in the future! Can’t get enough of them. 

That was some pink love are you ready for the blue one!

Stitchery adds such a lovely detail to a quilt…and makes it so personal … ?

And a slightly different label..added French knots to this one…

More improve scrappy hearts … love these so much… so have made another quilt using these and will try to get it on paper and make a pattern… ?

Love adding little bits of unexpected pieces of fabrics ..like the pink fabric strip in the blue border…and the binding…

Happy for amazing  friends so that I get the opportunity to sew lovely quilts… makes my heart happy! Have missed sewing for friends and making gifts so this was pure joy from start to finish!

Thanks for being my friends Shirley and Louise… ??

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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 to 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 tape..so 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 decided..no 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 realised..no 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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