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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Fun fun fun!!
Think I liven up when it comes to sew for others…
It’s something special…
In progress
This time we Marica, Louise and I decided to sew a Quilt to Krista Hennebury
as a thankyou for coming to the North of Sweden…
and dare to stay with us in a cabin by the Pite Älv (Pite River)…
Louise’s specialty… Scrappy …no waste!
And since Krista sewed some blocks for me to use in my plus friends quilt…
Of course she needed one for herself..but a mini one…
And Marica being the “black sheep” sewing an odd block… 😉 think it’s brilliant…
So I sewed up a block to test and loved it …
Knew it would look perfect!!
We sewed ten blocks each
and I signed up to finished the quilt…
I even found a little poppy print to add as her blog is called
Poppyprintcreates…
All I can say is that this was very fun to make…
Will make a little tutorial for this one soon…
so stay tuned!!
Thought a long time on how to quilt it, but one morning it came to me …
that I needed to quilt the river as a memory for our cabin stay…
so I kind of planned the river…
laid out some threads just to see if it would work…
and yes… It worked!
Eyeballed my “river” and sewed…
Worked fine…but when sewing on the bias like this…
beware of stretching the quilt…
I got one wobbly side…just a little…
but that could be fixed with a little thread run in the seam allowance…
And also I also pinned the quilt to my design wall when a little damp after wash…
Continued the quilting with straight stitching…
Added a black and white binding to the quilt…
Must say I love this little quilt, think I need to make myself one too..
i think we did pretty good , don’t you think?
Sewing with friends are so much fun..
Now to to finish the large plus friends quilt… ;0)
Here you can see the river floating…
Now we were ready for Kristas arrival!
Gifts, the cabin, the food
A loooong wait but finally time had come…

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How I wish it was summer and warm again…
But it's just to face the fact that leaves are falling and winter is coming …
SIGH!
 
This summer offered cold and windy weather, mixed with splashes of rain…
So most of the warm summer days was spent outside…
and for me it included secret sewing…
 
Bought myself a nice PINK little box to organise my applique stuff…
 
I have been annoyed with myself always losing needles, scissors and thimbles…
so with this one..I do hope it's going to be better..
 
My secret sewing was a pattern by April Rosenthal
The Dahlia pattern…
I did sew this one on machine and it was not hard
but not the easiest either…but FUN… :)
I think it turned out just wonderful…
 
Had fun again..trying to fussy cut some pieces…
making new holes in my fabric.. 😉
When finished… I needed to decide on quilting…
always such a BIG decision for me…
don't know why it always makes me want to put quilts away!
But this little one needed circular quilting…
and I just love how it turned out…
and it just got finished in time for my trip to Birmingham this year
and to be gifted to my lovely friend Shirley Sherratt ….
 
Was to take a photo of the quilt in Birmingham…
but my memory slipped as always!!
See you soon… :)
 
 

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