I’m so happy … I have a finish… a quilt… not big … but it’s a quilt! ❤️
Started this one intended to be a Christmas gift.. but had to focus on making new plans for Christmas…so it had to be put away… and now it’s a happy 2017 gift instead! ❤️️

I have always had a love for Cheri Saffiote Payne patterns…they are very fun to make and with a sense of humour … and best of all … not at all perfect! You can find her patterns here.
Made a revisit to my “old” Stina fabrics and made this version of “Embrace Each Day”.

 

Embrace Each day… it’s something we all need to do every day!


I webbed my pieces and machine appliquéd with a buttonhole stitch…


I used two strands of mouline yarn for the stitchery… ❤️️


Pardon the thread on the flower…? It felt a little bit strange sewing with this colour palette since it’s something I haven’t sewn with for a long time, but once deciding on my focus prints it all felt natural again… ☺️… and with the knowledge that the one I’m gifting it for would love it..it was a lot of fun… ❤️️…and I quite like it…☺️


Love the rectangle start instead of a square…


When deciding on the quilting I wanted to try something new out…just because… ?  I wasn’t sure on how it would turn out but I like it..and will make some more with the same quilting…


I started at the bottom and worked my way around the quilt … I actually was surprised I didn’t got stuck in a corner or something …which I very likely could have ..?


Do like the texture… a bit of traditional quilting and still not…and done by machine… ❤️

Photograph taken outside in -29 C … the winters first really cold day …Happy to have a quilt ready to be gifted to my lovely friend Åsa… ❤️ Happy 2017 ❤️

Pattern: Embrace Each Day

Designer: Cheri Saffiote Payne

Fabrics: From stash

Thread: Gutermann Mara 

Quilting setting: Top stitch needle 80/12, stitch length 3.0, tension 4.6

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Today it’s the last day of 2016…will end that with the knowledge I can do a lot. Have stitched my bumps…and will continue on this Road to Recovery…more bumps will come ahead…but for now the uphill struggle is more of a challenge than a Mount Everest…and for that I’m grateful…❤️️


For me…I’m going to start fresh and let it be time to dream big…❤️️ …and a word that will follow me will be confidence!

It’s time to believe in myself and my powers…☺️ bring on the new year…2017…❤️️

HAPPY NEW YEAR …AND A LOVELY NEW SEWINGYEAR TO ALL OF YOU! ❤️️❤️️❤️️

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After a loooooong time of no sewing …I got inspired by my friend Krista Hennebury’s pattern Round Peg, Square Hole…I immediately saw it in my loved low volume fabrics…when seeing the pattern… ❤️…I knew I had to make it!

Krista’s pattern have a colouring page included in the pattern so it was a lot of fun colouring up my choice of colours, it saved me time … and a lot of testing with different layouts on the design board.

It was so MUCH fun…I was so focused…sew, sew just another round, had to see how it looked…


When blocks came up on the design wall I realised that lately all I have sewn with is BLUE … ?


Found a piece of fabric where it said SWEDEN… had to include that one ☺️


Do love a pretty back of a quilt…


Low volumes makes my heart sing ❤️️


I like the freshness with the blue fabrics and the light background…


Added grey strips on the outer strips to get the round shape to come forward! How I love this pattern… very FUN to sew!

Have not thought of how to quilt it yet…will be the worry for 2017… ?


Sewing spaced looked like a mess after all that sewing, to tell the truth I didn’t even clear the space up as I use to do before I start a new project ( I was very eager to start) …so boxes of green scraps and other scraps was still on the sewing table…lol… guess it’s like they say ..show the work desk and it will tell how your head is… ? and yepp… it’s true…but I can live with that ❤️

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