Or so before something special is to happen…yes..I’m going to be a grandma…how special isn’t that! It will be the longest and most nerve wrecking weeks. Phew. What a wait…and I’m not the pregnant one…😉

You who follow me on Instagram already knows this and have seen pictures of the quilt…yes of course it’s going to be a quilt made for my grandchild 😉…what a pleasure and joy …💗 and privilege.

Have had so many ideas and was lost at a moment on what to make..but one day it was there…I draw a quick little sketch so I wouldn’t forget..which I do way too easily. The happy couple had whispered in my ear that it’s a little girl…so this grandmother thought PINK instantly…ha ha…wonder why 😉

So a fabric pull was the first start…

Pinks…but I also wanted to use grey..to please the mother…( who told me…NOT TOO MUCH PINK ..😉) and well I love pink and grey together…

Decided early to work with magic numbers and make a pieced background..so the pieces would match up however I decided to sew them together… my choice was 1, 2, 4, 6 inch finished squares… so it was just to start cutting and let the fabrics do the work…that’s how I love to work…add fabrics and step aside and see and a lot of moving around with fabrics…it’s like painting a picture. And I LOVE seeing how it changes…and what happens if I add that and swap pieces …or….yes you got it…it takes forever..but I wouldn’t want to do it in any other way. It’s what I love.

How big then? Not a clue…but I had Louise’s voice in my head…from some time long ago…never make a baby quilt too small…so I added and added my one million gazillion pieces. And hmmmm…wasn’t this kind of boring…just pink and grey…hmmm…what if I added… GREEN…

Yes..yes…I like it…green as a little border ..pieced in a random way…now I felt excitement…think this is kind of back to my roots in a way…pink and green with a bit of modern touch from the grey. Yum!

The whole quilt is cut from my stash…not a single new fabric bought for this quilt. What a joy..shop from home!

Of course I had a supervisor ..as always…even if Miss Molly was bored from time to time seeing me carry pieces back and forth the design wall and cutting table and not play one bit… very bored I would say some days!

And one day I had all the pieces…and well now the real puzzling started…I have about 6-7 meters between my design wall and sewing machine…so a lot of going back and forth it was… Really need to make myself a little portable design board! Would make life so much easier…don’t know how many times I had to walk back and check where I took the piece from…and they say quilting is not exercising… ha!

Tada! One pieced background done! Phew… I must say I really love the green border. Like how it turned out and it will make perfect backdrop for the applique I’m going to make…

Now did it turn out as I had envisioned…honestly…not quite…but sort of close… 💗

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Sorry for the delay…got interrupted by beautiful weather…and I needed to be out and enjoy the sun 😊

Stag Nation Quilt… happy to have this quilt delivered now…and with that I can share it too… I was so excited to deliver it I hadn’t time to get myself a quilt holder 😉 so the pics will have to do… but managed with a bit of creativity…

Early morning I set my goal to our little town square and took a few pics…

Like this picture…think the colours came out best here…

Bleeding hearts isn’t that a pretty flower? I do love the birds in the crown of the stag…

Found this little sitting bench in the shades… loved it… rustic but also pretty. Did try to hang the quilt in the lilacs too but was more sun there… so it was more challenging taking a good photo…

Happy I could stretch the quilt in the branches…had some hooks with me and the ever trusty safety pins 😉

And another close up …the beads do look good doesn’t they… :)

Background shining through a bit..but hey…that’s how it is and supposed to be…lol…

Decided to go back to another little park…the Daniel Solander park, yepp that Solander that sailed on the Endeavour and happens to be an ancient relative to me… a bit of history lesson 😉

The smell was heavenly at this park..the roses and the lilacs…had to sit in the sun for a wile just to enjoy!

Another close up…love the look of the sparkly crown …

And this pic will make me remember the lovely smell…and the gorgeous day I took photos in this beautiful little park. Flowers…they makes me happy! 

Walked on to my daughters house…took pictures on the way…but none really turned out great…took its time so daughter called and ask where I was…ooops…hmmm… 😉 I was the one telling her to get up early…lol..because I was coming by… 😉

But I think I was forgiven when coming with a gift… 😉 it’s always such a happy feeling giving a quilt away and to see the happiness when giving … and she got really happy…she even did go out in the woods with me trying to get a good photo of the quilt… let’s say the photos became so so…we were in way too much hurry…and there were ants too… 😉

Here she is…Petra… and her quilt Stag Nation in pink …:)

Cant wait to see it hang in her makeup room on her sparkly wallpaper when everything will be finished in there…shall try and take picture of it then… wish me luck 😉 

Happy summer to all of you…enjoy sunshine and rainbows … whatever that inspires you… be here and now and take care!

Over and out from me with a picture of my peaceful and wonderful balcony … one chair for Molly and one for me… 😉 Btw…do you see all the lovely flowers… they were a gift by the lovely couple Mr and Mrs Sherratt… happiness indeed!! So happy :)

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Loved the first issue of the Simply Moderne magazine that I bought 2015 in Birmingham, so I bought the second issue when it came out..only because of the front cover…because I knew that my daughter would love that quilt..it was even perfect with turquoise background ( her fav colour at the moment;) )

So when they moved to the house last year and she talked about making a special room for herself …a makeup and walk in closet room..I immediately thought of this quilt. But things got delayed for them and I had enough on my own plate. So the quilt was set on back burner…until this spring… when I asked Petra if she wanted a quilt for the room ( not at all obvious nowadays 😉 ) and when she said yes I told her I had a quilt in mind but wanted it to be a secret and asked what colours she preferred? And low and behold..she said PINK … huh… how did that happen?  :) But that suited me just fine..I was happy and obviously I had the right pink fabric for the background too…phew… 

So the day of the horrible terror attack in Stockholm I started cutting to keep my mind of worrying over my brother and his family caught up in all that happening. 

Tv was on the whole day…cutting like a fool…and thinking of my lovely daughter in her soon to be makeup room…

Say hello to Elsa… who had come to stay after Mums accident…and is now living with my daughter. She was supervising me in every little detail on this quilt… 😉 while Molly was snoring from the couch 😉 pattern was quite big so it needed to be worked with on the floor. Am starting to feel a bit old… 😉 phew

I decided to cut up my log cabins in quarters and puzzle the stag together …hate waste of fabric… 😉  Love that quote… think I need to work more with what I have …feel such a pleasure when I do just that. 

I did my breaks…sun loving as I am after the winter… enjoyed “fika” in the old church town whenever we could! And went back working on the quilt. I decided on to straight stitch the stag down…to make it more modern…and I also know this quilt won’t need washing that often …

Excited…Molly…obviously not 😉 

But I was…I decided to use three different variegated threads to give the quilt a bit of life. There were only little left on the spools so I spread the different threads evenly on the quilt, so it wouldn’t feel odd if the thread ran out…and I like the effect! Had my mum here with me and she reminded me not to sit too long… 😉 can easily happen when excited. 

Spring got closer and the first flowers started to show, we found new places with flowers me and Molly… and the quilt had to be packed down…because of the move. Here is Molly in her new home that she adapted as hers at once…she even wanted to go to bed in the new flat while we were cleaning out the old one. That’s a good sign :)

Spring continued…my favourite trees started to bloom and I could sit out on my balcony sewing down all the wonderful beads that my lovely friend and clever idea hatcher sent to bling up the quilt! Of course it should have beads and sparkle when in a makeup room :) And this I knew would be loved by my daughter… so a gazillion of beads were added..at least until I had enough of them 😉 

This will be it for tonight… next part will come soon… see you soon :) 

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