in the yellow room…
from my exhibition in Skellefteå this summer….
This is a quilt made from one of the most fun challenges I have  had…
The Shirt project!!!
We had read about some ladies doing this In Australia some years ago..
could they so could we..:o))
We collected ten shirts each… and since we were five ( Marica, Cici, Kristina, Lotta and me)  it became 50 shirts!!!
We divided these equal among us…
and decided on the rules…
All 50 shirts had to be used in the quilt we made…
Just one fabric could be added…
And this is what I made…
( Oh you should see the other girls too.. they are wonderful)
“Fem Flickor ( Five Girls)”
Pattern by Cheri Saffiote Payne
And the quilt in the basket.. is a quilt I started with the leftovers from the shirts.. both on the back and front…
still not finished.. but will some day..:o))
And believe me.. I still have LOTS of scraps from those shirts…
(And you from Norway and Sweden might remember this since we have been in the local quilt magazines showing all the quilts..)
One time while visiting Louise in Östersund we started to sew one doll each..
and this is my version…
“Sarah Louise”
Sooo much fun we had that weekend!! :o)
And this quilt is another oldie….
Also a project shared with friends…
Louise in Östersund and Eugenie in Norway
We decided to sew stars to each other..
I sewed mine ( in my colors) and sent to Louise who sewed for me and sent to Eugenie…
who sewed for me and finally one day A large envelope was in my mailbox…
and then it was up to me to sew them together…
And of course I sewed stars for both Louise and Eugenie…
and they do have their quilts finished too..
Louise an America inspired quilt.. and Eugenies in pastels… :o)
This is how mine became
“My Stars”

And this is a quilt I gave my Brother and his wife Anna on their wedding day
Thanks for letting me borrow it …:o)))
“The wedding quilt”

And during the show I exchanged the quilts a little so I hung my
Everyday Angels in the same corners as my brothers quilt…
“Everyday Angels”
pattern by the Chookshed ( I think..:o)
And this is a quilt I made for my Mother…
she do always think we are too far away… so I decided to change that..
So I collected the handprints from my brothers families and from mine…
and made this quilt with just Kaffe Fasset fabrics…
“Mothers quilt”
So now she can have us all around her..:o))
The quilt below is the the oldest quilt I had in the show… a quilt that I made for my dads 60th birthday….ohh.. look at those fabrics.. :o))  talking about memory lanes… sweet memories.. and so is this quilt for dad too…
Some Pictures from his life transferred on fabric..
My christening… Dad just as a little boy…  Newborn sibling…
Mom and dad taking a rest in the haymaking… Early days working in the woods…
Castle Rushen at the Isle of Man… where Our relatives lived during the viking ages…
The beard he had when he came home from France.. and still have..lol..
early days  working with floating timber….
“My Fathers Quilt”
It doesnt show so much but I quilted a message for him on the quilt with runics all around the quilt… and well he says he have read it..:o))) Im not sure…. :o)
And finally  a quilt Viktor and I worked on together when he was about 5-6 years old…
He picked the fabrics… and wow he was so sure where to put them…
maybe he will be a quilter ..:o)))
Oh so much fun we had building all the trucks and cars…
Pattern from an Australian designer… think it was called Adams Garage…
“Viktors Garage”
And I totally forgot to take photos of the quilts that was in the basket..
but maybe someday… I will show them…
hmm.. because the one in blues and greens… are needing some help to be fixed!!
It is so worn!!! :o)
 Well I hope you have enjoyed all the quilts….
Have some pictures left from what I had for sale at the show…  and then it will be all back to normal again here in Kviltstina Land..:o)))
See you!!
have to get back working on my Schnibble!!!
Rural Jardin fabrics this time… :o)

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 Well I promised to be back didn´t I??? :o)
With some pictures from our weekend together…
Marica and I…
So sorry that the other girls couldn´t make it.. we missed you…
maybe next time we can be all five of us!!

EDIT!!!
Check out Maricas blogpost from the weekend  here and here

Oh oh Marica… sewing it was… NO computer..lol…
I know.. you did some researching…
at least you said so..:o)
She is excused.. she worked hard with her lovely little purses...
Both with the first one… with a pattern that wasn´t correct… 
and with the second one….
The second one is sooooo CUTE..:o)

Think I will have to try to make one… :o)
After that she started to sew on a Tilda doll…

Meanwhile I sewed my little patches together… and sewed on the borders….
working with the lovely fabric line
Nicey Jane…

While I sewed she started to plan next weeks project…

So be sure to see to that she sews some…
because I really want to see this one finished…
It will be wonderful…

Ok.. and what did I actually sew on this weekend….
My Schnibble of course!!!! :o)
This time I chose the pattern 
Hot Cross..
it was our choice this month… and I have had this pattern for some time
 and just waited for the right time and place..
and now it was…the right time and place…
My Schnibble this month…
Summer Cross

Decided to sew on the quilt all weekend.. 
so while Marica still was here.. I prepared it for quilting..
but never in my life I thought I would finish it today..
But I did…:o)
It is all quilted and bound… 
WOW…
Will share a picture of the quilt tomorrow…
it was too bad light in the sewing room when I was finished… 
so I will take a new picture and show… 
What a wonderful weekend..
couldnt have had a better one..
Thanks for the company Marica!!!
New week coming up..
Capacity building at work with 
Design Education…
Hmm
wonder how this will go… 
10 weeks with designing… 
yikkees..
Well well.. 
this is what I do at work…
 so I guess it wont be so much trouble..just a lot of fun!!
 See you…
(and oh it was fun to make a blogpost again… actually two in a day..lol…)

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 except for having a wonderful time
 cyber sewing with my friends…
(It worked so good with the webcam!!!)
MaricaCiciKristina… and Lotta
Thanks for a lovely weekend girls!!!
I actually did sew some …
Finished the stitching for last years Easter project…
“Bunny Tales”
By Jo Ann Mullen
except for .. I need to restitch the fence..in block four
too soft pink…
Finished my some swap blocks..
so they will hopefully be in the mail soon Marica!!!

And I have joined the Stitch-A-Long
arranged by Chookyblue, Peg and Dale…
Have had Anni Downs book
A Gardener´s Journal since Summer 2005
(said so in the book…;o)
and said sooo many times I have to start it…
And this was an opportunity to finally…..MAYBE get it finished…
I know… haven’t quilted
An Angels Story yet…
but that´s another story..:o)
(Hope finger will hold soon to get the handquilting done)
Have prepared this months stitchery blocks..
and might draw up some more…
Will be good to have when we go to Arjeplog  during Easter!!
And I have a little finish too…
And for this I can thank Julie at
for helping me out so I could make this cute little wallhanging!!!!
Thank you so much Julie!!!
 Ooopss… see that it´s not quite finished..
forgot to quilt near the binding..;o)
Well…. it is almost finished then…
A most wonderful weekend!!!
Maybe I scared some bugs away with having some fun!!!

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