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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Scraps…

How about you…can you throw them away? I can NOT..not even the tiniest of scraps…so I’m saving them…for special projects…lol…

When I sewed on Annika’s Broken Star blocks there were a lot of corner cut offs. I sewed them together into half square triangles while sewing the block…that makes the work a little bit more fun…and it’s better to have them sewed together to a block rather than lying around somewhere…❤️


This time the scraps became the sweetest little pincushion… and it was the perfect gift to my lovely friend Louise…pink and black… colours she likes.


I actually made another one for me…in a different pattern…which reminds me to finish it! Wonder where I put that one?


Kind of cute isn’t it? ❤️


So don’t throw your scraps away!! ❤️️

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Tell me I’m late posting …because that is exactly what I do….😉 better late than never! 

I made this quilt for Marica in February… using a quilt pattern called  Nested Churndash…made by Jane Davidson.

Wanted to make this block for myself and bought the pattern a long time ago… still time though…😉…now it seemed to be a nice little quilt to give away …and I so enjoyed making it! 

Love the fabrics and colours in this one…low volumes, pinks, greys and …blacks…☺️ I know I have said no blacks in my quilts..but I’m taking it all back..it’s beautiful ☺️❤️☺️

A tiny tiny churndash start…

More rounds added…


Would look fantastic for a whole quilt! 

 

I like the straight line quilting..it’s graphic… and requires little thinking… suited me fine at the moment 😉


Lots of favourite fabrics in this one…💗


Happy I managed to make this gift at one of my more hectic and chaotic months… I might start to believe that you are stronger than you think you are! 💗 ( at least when looking back and some time have passed ) 💗

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