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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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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Some of us hadn’t slept at all 😉 and worked on the quilt at home…
Christina with her fantastic quilt…
A quick “fika” and then we were on track again…sewing…sewing…and having so much fun!!
Anna-Greta working on her quilt in pink and blues…
And here is Vega with her fun variation…
And Maria working on another variation
The technique was creative, just set your mind free and try
fun different settings, there is always another way to see something…
and the quilts DID change during these two days…
from one shape to another, adding something else…because the quilt needed just that.
Really FUN!
Louise in her creative chaos making letters…
Krista demonstrating mitered corners on my quilt …
Fika time and some thankyou gifts from us to Krista…
We gave her a bracelet that is very common from around here,
but with a modern twist, a triple, braided pewter bracelet in lamb skin with a reindeer horn button.
The Sami people have made pewter wire bracelets for hundreds of years in the Sami culture.
Think it was the Sami that invented the spun pewter wire.
And she also got a tea towel from a local designer… :)
The last hours in class created a light frenzy among us…
SEW SEW SEW…
Some came as far as to quilting the quilt…
and some like me still fiddling with nothing and everything… :)
Got some mitered corners done anyway… 😉
Love the look when the improved strips meet in the corner.
And then all of a sudden it was time to end and to show what we had done…
Christina’s quilt layerd for quilting…do wonder what they discussed?
Paparazzi photo shoot of our work… 😉
From left to right…top
Stina, Anna-Greta, Vega and Maria’s quilts
From left to right…bottom
Marica, Louise and Gunillas quilts
Christina had to leave early so that’s why her quilt ain’t on the wall of fame! 😉
Ahhhh… I think we did good…didn’t we girls!!
And THANKYOU Krista
For the best class ever!
The last night at the cabin went too fast …
and all of a sudden it was morning and time to say goodbye…
Did remember to take a photo of my gorgeous gift from Krista
The “Stepping Stones Table Runner”
Love it!!
Girls!!!
Thankyou Marica, Louise and Krista for making this little mini holiday in the
cabin the best… filled with lots of laughter and happiness!
And again Krista
Thankyou for coming to my part of the world,
teaching us how to IMPROVE (pronounce: impråvve) 😉 our quilts
It’s been such a pleasure!
Btw…Krista do you still know how to pronounce
-SNYGG… 😉
Bye bye …see you !!!

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