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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Made by my wonderful friend Shirley with the blog
(Click the link to read about her modern tree)
Shirley was one of my proof readers for this free pattern
(You can find the pattern at my sidebar or at my header..
or click the link above…)
When making this pattern I so wanted to make a background
with low volume fabrics…because I just love them…
but it wouldn’t work with a white tree… 😉
So I am so happy to see a tree made with these
warm low volume fabrics…and I must say …
I love it VERY much…
perfect in so many ways…
Gorgeous warm Christmassy colours
and look at her genius quilting…
Wood grain !
And combined with narrow straight stitching…
Looks fantastic!
Love the choice of binding too…pink stripes!!!
So Thankyou Shirley for sharing this tree with me today…
It gives me such pleasure to see how others interpreters the pattern
and make their own tree…
So…if anyone else out there is making this tree…
Please share…
It would make me very happy!!
What a happy day!
See you!!

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