Totally forgot about this…
So sorry…
But here comes some notes of how I made it…
it’s an easy one so a lot of instructions won’t be needed!!! 😉
 
When designing this quilt in my head I just had a thought of how it would look..
and since I let my loved Scandibee members do the job and sew the blocks for me…
I let them decide… And I had no control.. 😉
 
The quilt has 5 x 7 blocks..that makes 35 in all…
It gave me the size I wanted on the quilt…
but please make it your own and make it the size that suites you…
 
Each block is 12 1/2″
 
I assigned my Scandibee members to make one coloured block
in their favourite colour and one low volume block…
 
My first made up blocks…
One coloured and one low volume
Just sew different width of strips together to create a 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ block…
One thing to think of is …don’t use the smallest strips at the top and at the bottom of the square…
This gives room for cutting down to the right size if needed…
 
I put my ruler on top of my block to visualise the next strip, think it made it easier to cut the next strip.
(Because I always measure wrong…)
Use scraps or not… 😉 sew and make blocks…
You will need 18 coloured blocks and 17 low volumes blocks… (Or the opposite… 35 in all)
square them up to 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″
 
Think there can be many ways to use these blocks..mine is just one way
…maybe you will figure out another way..
 
I decided on cutting mine in different sizes…
 
First strip 3 1/2″
Second strip 3″
Third strip 2 1/2″
Fourth strip 2″
Fifth strip 1 1/2″
 
And now for the fun part…the lay out…
I wanted to keep mine in colour…
so I just mixed my green (for example) blocks
with each other so it would get a scrappy look…
And did the same with all the low volume blocks…
How to make block one, lay out
One coloured 3 1/2″ strip, one 3″ low volume strip, one 2 1/2″ coloured strip,
one 2″ low volume strip and one 1 1/2″ coloured strip.
Sew strips together to build a block…
Size 10 x 12 1/2″
 
Make block two :
One low volume 3 1/2″ strip, one 3″ coloured strip, one 2 1/2″ low volume strip,
one 2″ coloured strip and one 1 1/2″ low volume strip.
Sew together …size 10 x 12 1/2″
Now sew the blocks together…
Block one, block two, block one, block two and block one into rows
Start next row with block two…and so on…
 
Make rows and sew them together…
 
My quilt still needed a little bit of extra width so I added a low volume scrappy strip
to one side… Think it was about 4″ wide…;)
 
Hope this makes sense…am a little bit tired today…Shout out if I’m too unclear!
 
It was such a fun quilt to make..and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do…I now have a wonderful friendship quilt that I will treasure for years…it’s already well used!!
Still need to do that label though… 😉
 
Good luck…
 
See you
 

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As promised more pictures of
“Små och Stora knappar”
(Small and Big Buttons)
 
I had a lovely morning walk on the ice earlier this week and took the quilt and Molly with me…not the smartest decision…would have gone so much better not having Molly with me…lol…
 
Poor doggy felt put aside when I hadn’t time with her..lieing on the ice discovering things she couldn’t see… and when coming close to her she become so happy she knocked me over…so had a sore shoulder for some days!! 😉
 
So here we go…
lots of pictures!!
 
What a lovely day …
Sun and even more sunshine…
Lovely!
 
Haven’t decided if to sell the pattern or just have classes with this one…
Time will tell…
Some things are way to complicated just to learn….
Vat, taxes, business..hobby or not…
And I don’t know this!!
If someone Swedish knows this..please email me info…
stina at kviltstina dot com
 
And haven’t decided if to change the name on the quilt either…
For now it will stay Swedish…
 
Hope you enjoyed the pics…
I love this quilt…
 
See you
 

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So better get my acts together and make a blogpost then…
Well you that follow me on Instagram already knows this… 😉
I designed a Button Quilt earlier this year… Yes I did… :) I call it…
Små och Stora Knappar
(Small and Big Buttons)
and it all started with me making Button Up for Louise as a gift ….
You can see that quilt HERE
And then a friend of mine made that quilt…and it spread…
and all of a sudden more wanted to make that quilt…
so I contacted Allison and asked if I could have a Button Up class here in Sweden…
And she was so so sweet and said no problem…
I even asked if I could make it my own and change sizes and layout…and yes…
No problem… So how great wasn’t that… :)

Lots of tea needed… mug rug given to me by Synnove…
So now a very tough job started for me… If I had realised how it would affect me…
I would have thought this through more than a couple of times…
Don’t read me wrong here…
I enjoyed every single day and how the quilt turned out and all the fun too…
But I guess I wasn’t completely prepared of how stressed I would become…
but I did it… :)
See.. my socks match this time… 😉
Back to the designing part…
I didn’t want to make the same quilt one more time…
and come up with the idea of having buttons thrown out on a piece of cloth…
So I started to make buttons in different sizes…
And believe me…this was so much fun… the quilt came together very quickly!!

Used a ruler and maskingtape to get the lines straight for quilting…
The quilt have four different sizes from Giant to Mini buttons…
Think this is a lovely idea…
because now you can make so many different kind of things
with the buttons…pillows …wall hangings… And quilts of course… 😉

 Couldn’t decide on thread color… but son said use the pink… thanks… 😉

Added some wavy lines… 

Love the thread color…
I used solids for the buttons in lots of different reds, pinks, purple, orange and yellow…

DOTS!!

and of course I used low volume for background… 😉
but this time I used a white and black scale to keep it more graphic.

 Had a very good helper…NOT!!!

I really love how this quilt turned out…it’s such a colourful and happy quilt…

Ikea print for backing…
Have more photos to show…and I will also try and take a picture of it outside…
And I will also show pictures from class day…
And I am hoping that I can be able to share some finished quilts once they are finished…
I know some are!!
Some might have posted on Instagram using the hashtag
#smaochstoraknappar
Follow there and see progress…
See you…

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