After a loooooong time of no sewing …I got inspired by my friend Krista Hennebury’s pattern Round Peg, Square Hole…I immediately saw it in my loved low volume fabrics…when seeing the pattern… ❤️…I knew I had to make it!

Krista’s pattern have a colouring page included in the pattern so it was a lot of fun colouring up my choice of colours, it saved me time … and a lot of testing with different layouts on the design board.

It was so MUCH fun…I was so focused…sew, sew just another round, had to see how it looked…


When blocks came up on the design wall I realised that lately all I have sewn with is BLUE … ?


Found a piece of fabric where it said SWEDEN… had to include that one ☺️


Do love a pretty back of a quilt…


Low volumes makes my heart sing ❤️️


I like the freshness with the blue fabrics and the light background…


Added grey strips on the outer strips to get the round shape to come forward! How I love this pattern… very FUN to sew!

Have not thought of how to quilt it yet…will be the worry for 2017… ?


Sewing spaced looked like a mess after all that sewing, to tell the truth I didn’t even clear the space up as I use to do before I start a new project ( I was very eager to start) …so boxes of green scraps and other scraps was still on the sewing table…lol… guess it’s like they say ..show the work desk and it will tell how your head is… ? and yepp… it’s true…but I can live with that ❤️

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Time for a tutorial don’t you think!!
Have had requests for the dimensions on the Mini Plus Friends Quilt
we made for Krista Hennebury and since you asked so nice…
Here it is!
Cutting for one plus block:
Background pieces:
2 squares 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″
4 rectangles 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″
The plus:
2 squares 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″
1 rectangle 1 1/2 x 3 1/2″
How to sew the plus blocks:
Sew the background square together with the plus square.
Add the background rectangles to the square unit. Make two.
Sew the plus rectangle to one of the square/rectangle units
and then sew the two pieces together, the block will now measure
3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
For this quilt you will need:
30 plus blocks size 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″
24 side rectangles 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″
6 side rectangles 3 x 5 1/2″
5 strip sashings 2 1/2″ x 26″
Border one 3 x 26″
Border two 3 x 43″
Border three 3 x 28 1/2″
Border four 3 x 45 1/2″
How to sew the rows:
Sew a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the left side of four plus blocks,
(See picture above)
sew these together and for the last block in the row
you will need to add a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the plus block.
(Dark grey on the picture)
The change in size will keep the plus lined up.
For row two sew together four plus blocks with the added 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the left,
last block to add in the row is one plus block without a side rectangle…
add the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle (dark grey) to the beginning of your five blocks row.
(See picture above)
Sew rows like this alternating the larger rectangle (marked as dark grey)
to either the end or the beginning of the row.
I added a 2 1/2 x 26″ strip between the rows,
Add rows in this way until you have the size on your quilt,
On this quilt it is 6 rows with plus blocks,
and five strips.
Sew borders to the top.
Remember to check your quilt for the size of the borders,
It could be so that you have another size!!
Border one at top, size 3 x 26″
Border two to the right, size 3 x 43″
Border three at the bottom, size 3 x 28 1/2″
Border four to the left, size 3 x 45 1/2″
Sew borders to the quilt in this order top, right, bottom and left.
(Worked best since I did go for scrappy borders)
Finished size of the quilt will be 
30 1/2 x 45 ” 
Quilt as you want and bind your quilt…
This version is scrappy, but I can see it before me in other versions, in solids, in black and so much more.
Be creative…And if you make ..I really would love to see
On Instagram you can use the hashtag
#miniplusfriendsquilt
And tag me @kviltstina
Questions or if you have found any mistakes in this tutorial…
Let me know …either in the comments or
Mail me at
stina at kviltstina dot com
Hope you will enjoy making this one…
I did!!

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Still smiling when remembering my days at the cabin with my friends…
How couldn’t I… Had such a lovely time …
Promised to show my gifts a little bit better … And here they are:
Krista had made a Double Scissor Keeper ( pattern by Amy Friend)
and in the book Make It Take it by Krista
And it was filled with some goodies…
Isn’t this a clever one… Double scissors!!
I so love the inside fabric…Krista didn’t know this, but I love strawberries…
strawberries and summer days at my grandmother’s house, happy days without no troubles…
And to go picking them on free land …yum!
Happy fond memories!
And I also got wonderful gifts from Louise…
The loveliest bracelet from Snö of Sweden… Have used it a lot since cabin…love it…
and then I got this fantastic bright fuchsia Christmas bauble
for my white Christmas tree!!!
She bought it at Liberty’s when in London last year ( was it so Louise?)
and now we finally got to meet so she could give it to me…
Can’t wait to put up my tree and hang it there!!
My second gift from Krista have come to great use right away…
the Stepping Stones Table Runner (also from Krista’s book) …
It’s on my kitchen table so it says hello to me every day!
It’s brilliant designed with the pattern going in a curved design,
so there are gorgeously quilted spaces where you can put candles
on without breaking up the pattern on the runner…
And yay…more strawberries!!
Totally missed out on this fabric line Briar Rose by Heather Ross
but now I have some of it… :)
Thanks a million for my thoughtful gifts!!

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