Today I got a mail from Yvonne in Belgium…with the beginning…
“My Angels – A (little) disaster)”

My mind started to to think all kind of horrible things that could have happened to this quilt…
I know that she has worked really hard to quilt this for a show and pheeewww…

…so this is what Yvonne wants to alert you all to!!
She writes….

“Hi Stina,

I have a very sad story about my Angels Story quilt.
I want to tell you about it, so you and the other ladies working on their Angels don’t make the same mistakes I did.

Last sunday, my quilt was totally finished, and I put him (or her?) in the washing machine (quilt for protection in a bedcover, cold water, short time, gentle swing ….)
I was almost in shock when I took him out again.

In Anni Downs’ book is written how Anni quilted her Angels. She has no quiltstitches at all in de Angelblocks.
I was worried and I placed “a detached fly” here and there in my blocks.

You can see in the pictures attached that these “flies” were not enough ….
You can find more pics before and after in my blog.

What did I do wrong?
The background fabric in the angel blocks was washed before using it. The other fabrics were not.
I used a 100 % cotton batting. I know it shrinks but I don’t mind an “antique look”.

So my quilt is finished in time for the exhibition, but I decided he will not hang there. I’m totally not pleased with the look. I will take out al the “flies” and I’ll try to quilt al the angelblocks. I hope this helps!”

So you know this lady is pretty sad… :(
this is a picture before…
…and so is this one…

She washed the backgroud fabric because it was dirty and never thought of it nomore…
and what happends…all the other pieces shrink and not the background…
so the backgrounds are too big…

…the fly stitches…
…and one after wash block… :(
…and another one…

And here is the lovely quilt in all is glory!!
It sure is wonderful no matter what!!


…So this is a lady who needs help…

All I could think of is to quilt more in the Angelblocks…

And I so hope that someone out in blogland have some suggestions how to rescue this lovely quilt!!!

Please make a comment with anything that could help…

BTW…
I see that I have been blogging one year today… :)
And what a YEAR… :)
Found SOOOO many new friends around the globe…never in my life I thought I would sit in the north of Sweden and talk to all you wonderful and talented girls..yes …no guys around yet…:)

Will come back with this and celebrate it at another time…
will soon have 200 posts as well…and think I will double up the party then…;)

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One deadline has just passed for all Angel Story Club Members…and now it´s time to aim for the next one!!! January the 1st …then we will see a lot of fantastic quilts ready!!
Oh I know that there are sooooo many of you who have struggled to finish the tops…
Jo in Tas almost made it… Bjorg… oh this was horrible…she cut herself with the rotary cutter badly… I feel so sorry for her…LADIES…take care and be careful!!!Please take your time and visit the blogs under the Angel badge and check out their progress…
The blocks are wonderful… and the quilts…. they will be wonderful … :)
Ok there were not so many who finished the tops…
Yvonne already had finished her top before joing the club…she is handquilting hers now…
Inger-Lise in Norway have her top finished… May Britt stayed up late at her birthday to finish her top…and I did finish in time for the deadline …oh for that I´m grateful 😉
And I have promised a little prize for one who did finish in time…
And I won!!!
Oh…just kidding… 😉
Number one was the number my son chose…and who might that be….????Hmmmm…don´t remember…
While I try to remember…I just wanted you to see some pictures from the other day…
It was a very cold morning…the first frost…

…and this is a picture taken with my cellphone from one of the houses I´m cleaning…
…Can you see what is on the roofs????
It does look like snow… Can´t belive this… could it be snow…already…think my eyes are fooling me…must be frost… think it is…I hope!! :)And I have finally received my prize that I won at Quilt Taffy….

…a wonderful pattern on a lovely pincushion made of Kim Diehl… and can you see the lovely little kit she sent …pink and green…this will be a wonderful pincushion for me… 😉
Thankyou sooo much!!!
Hmmm…it was something I was supposed to tell you… Hmmmm…
Ohh…yes…
Katherine at Quilter Going Bananas…is having a giveaway celebrating her 100 th post!!!Oh…I´m soooo tired of running up and down in houses cleaning… think my head is blank…
So I will make myself a nice cup of tea…and share some icecream with my son and watch IDOL… Sounds good hey…
But wait… Hmmm..
Do you want to know who won…???

Inger-Lise… you did… so send me your postadress and I will put your little prize in the mail someday !!! :)
Congratulations!!!

Take care… and Happy stitching!!

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Do you have the tops ready???
I have…. :)
And I´m so happy I made one deadline…
…So how is it going for you all??
Hope it goes really well…
I started to handquilt mine the other day… crazy I know… but I like that…
…but this will take some time… probably forever…so it´s good I have a deadline for it!!I have a little prize for SOMEONE that is finished with the top the 30 th of September…
Report and send me a picture of completed top …and I will draw a winner … :)
So come on…start sewing like maniacs…we have a deadline here ladies!!!

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