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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I have a finish… I have a finish:)
And a finish from
The Sew Along at Sew Can She
when I signed up…I didn’t put any pressure on me and just sewed along and had so much fun…
Think it was perfect just to go with the flow…picked a scrap here and there…
and added from my “new” stash when needed…
FUN all the way!!
And this I haven’t felt in years!! Wohoo to me!! :)
Washed the quilt
I do love when the quilt shrinks a little bit…makes it more alive…
And here it is…
my Scrap Happy quilt… 😉
This is the block that started all this…
A free block from the very talented
Have added and added to this one…
and I knew the log cabin blocks would be perfect to add to this one…
All I was worried over was if I could make them to blend in…
With not to much contrast…
Decided on a circular quilting
made it a little bit off centre in the appliqued block…
Think it turned out great!
Not even the tiniest little bit of scraps did go to waste…
Can you see the scrappy strip?
Louise… I smiled and thought of you when sewing them together! :)
Added my stamped Kviltstina label to one side of the quilt…
Now I have NEW quilt to hang ….
SMILE!!!
:) :) :)
See you
Have a new quilt in the making…
With leftovers… 😉

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Oh my goodness….I sure wasn't prepared for the cold that came…having such a mild winter around zero…and suddenly hitting -32C (-25F)… Brrrrr….
It sure went through my bones!!!
 
Even Molly had trouble jumping on three legs sometimes….
But one thing for sure..when it's cold …it's pretty:)
Love the colours
 
In my sewing room sewing is done… I am acting!! :)
 
The Sew Along is in it's fourth week…and joining the blocks to something is this weeks assignment …
So I am fiddling along with my WIP… Maybe you remember the block I made from Cheri Saffiotes blog…way back in time… That one was my target … wanted to add to that one..and thought the log cabin blocks would be nice for that…
Still haven't decided on what to really make with everything…guess I will sew along!! :)
 
Secret sewing has also been on my to do list…and I am making progress…and can soon cross this from my list! Will show soon!!
 
See you…
remember… Keep warm!!! :)
 

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