I got thumbs up from my daughter Petra and Jimmy
 
Have worked on a big big secret since New Year…
 
when they engaged a LOOOONG time ago, when I still sewed… :)
I promised them a quilt for their bed….
They wanted a quilt in black…and I just couldn't sew in black…
 
I just couldn't… But I started to collect fabrics…and patterns…
but nothing talked to me…
Suddenly…I changed plan..bought new fabrics..
and found the right pattern…and voila… :)
Now I can …yes I can sew in black…
( you all know I'm a pastel girl :)
And I didn't mind at all..I even had fun…
and I do love this quilt!!
 
Today I finished THE quilt…and I have delivered it…
IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY:)
 
and they were both very happy for it…
So I am sooo relieved…
You know how it is to sew for children that are very clear in their interior taste…
 
Now I can show it!!
 
It have been fully tested and approved by
quilt tester Molly!! :)
 
I have used a pattern from Cherri House Quilts
I loved sewing it…it went together superb…
 
Used black, medium grey and light grey solids…
and added some newsprint fabrics and other modern prints…
and for interest I added some turquoise fabrics…
 
Quilting …wanted to keep it simple so I just quilted straight lines
…but I used three different grey threads…
and that was a success …loved the look!
 
Quilting such a big quilt is a struggle,
even with straight line quilting…
I had divided the quilt in thirds
happy I did…was much easier!
 
Daughter wanted a quilt that was pretty
on the back as well so I designed a striped backside…
A challenge to keep it straight and to quilt it straight…
but I think I managed pretty well… :
 
Finished with a black and white striped fabric for binding…
Gave the quilt a modern and fresh look!
 
Best of all is …
That they loved it… :0)
 
Now I can plan something new…;)
 
 
 
 

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My daughter Linda joined me in my sewing earlier this month…
It was fun being an instructor again…
She did good!! :)
 
She had found some Japanese fabrics when we sorted out my stash and wanted to make something with them…
 
So first up a mug rug for her friend…and maybe later she will sew one or two for herself…
 
A perfect little project to start with…
 
So happy to see my old fabrics turn into something… :)
 
Nice red quilting was added …
 
And voila… A lovely little mug rug was born!!
 
Well done Linda!
 
I am secretly sewing my days away with projects…
A lot of cutting have been done…
I filled up my waste bin!!
And that was ages since that happened!!
 
See you!
 

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Christmas is over…so New Years Eve
Hope you all had a wonderful time…
For me it was a lovely family Christmas …
Breakfast with my lovely children,
(Well some of them…some didn't want to be on picture…) ­čśë
Christmas candy and Gl├Âgg… Lovely…
Santa came…
Some of us had been really really nice…
Got lovely lovely gifts…
Linda got very happy for a thermometer for her tea… ­čśë
 
Petra was totally fooled and surprised by her boyfriend
(Must have been really nice…got an iPad air…) ­čśë
 
And Viktor …think he got jackpot this Year….
A gaming computer built by Jimmy…
So now we know where we have our son…lol
 
I got lovely presents as well…will show in another blogpost…
(So nice to have this on the blog…then I can remember year from year what happened, my best diary of all)
And the new year have just begun…
 
…2014…
Wonder how this year will be… :)
well…that wouldn't I know…
And will not think so much about that…
will continue to think of myself and keep my promise from last year to focus on
…ME…
 
Take care my friends…
Wish you all a wonderful and happy new year!!
 
 
 
 
 

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