I got thumbs up from my daughter Petra and Jimmy
 
Have worked on a big big secret since New Year…
 
when they engaged a LOOOONG time ago, when I still sewed… :)
I promised them a quilt for their bed….
They wanted a quilt in black…and I just couldn't sew in black…
 
I just couldn't… But I started to collect fabrics…and patterns…
but nothing talked to me…
Suddenly…I changed plan..bought new fabrics..
and found the right pattern…and voila… :)
Now I can …yes I can sew in black…
( you all know I'm a pastel girl :)
And I didn't mind at all..I even had fun…
and I do love this quilt!!
 
Today I finished THE quilt…and I have delivered it…
IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY:)
 
and they were both very happy for it…
So I am sooo relieved…
You know how it is to sew for children that are very clear in their interior taste…
 
Now I can show it!!
 
It have been fully tested and approved by
quilt tester Molly!! :)
 
I have used a pattern from Cherri House Quilts
I loved sewing it…it went together superb…
 
Used black, medium grey and light grey solids…
and added some newsprint fabrics and other modern prints…
and for interest I added some turquoise fabrics…
 
Quilting …wanted to keep it simple so I just quilted straight lines
…but I used three different grey threads…
and that was a success …loved the look!
 
Quilting such a big quilt is a struggle,
even with straight line quilting…
I had divided the quilt in thirds
happy I did…was much easier!
 
Daughter wanted a quilt that was pretty
on the back as well so I designed a striped backside…
A challenge to keep it straight and to quilt it straight…
but I think I managed pretty well… :
 
Finished with a black and white striped fabric for binding…
Gave the quilt a modern and fresh look!
 
Best of all is …
That they loved it… :0)
 
Now I can plan something new…;)
 
 
 
 

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or the day before that… 
I got my Christmas gift from Marica
It was the sweetest little 
Christmas mini wallhanging… 
So so cute… 
Loved just everything… 
For ever thankful!
Thankyou Marica!!! 
Thought Louise´s  Gift needed a better photo..
 so here it is… :o)
Did promise Viktor to take care of his heating Bunny… 
So surgery took place…
…scary moment for son..when I took the head off…
-Mum.. are you really sure you can do this…!!!
And YEs.. I did it.. 
just forgot to take a picture of the fixed Bunny… :O)
Strange sounds have been going on in the house…
think we have a mouse here…. :o))
Wonder who?? :o)
This morning  these gloves went on… :o)
Back with report tomorrow..:o)

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And I mean it… 
Firstly I have had big trouble with my neck… 
fire and thunder pain and headaches.. and have slept lousy during these weeks…and the cold that I still have…
So I have avoided to start to quilt my Winter White Schnibble.. but being alone yesterday morning.. I just had to have a go…
So I happily started… And it worked just fine… and then suddenly nothing at all worked.. thread breakages… hop stitches…  and you name it… 
HUH!!!!
It worked like magic the last time..  with the swirls… remember… :o)
BUT OH NO NOT THIS TIME..
Bad day for me and the Machine.. or what?? 
Well I dont know… 
Too little sleep.. and pain.. I unplugged the machine..and almost kicked on it..;o))
And went to bed crying!!!!
But did I feel any better… no no at all..
I tried and I tried all kind of tips and tricks..
And I have to say a BIG THANKYOU to 
She had the best advice…
She told me 
“Set it aside…..done with that project….have machine looked at.

GO to fabric stash…start cutting for another project! Yes… I said that….put your mind 
on something else!!!”
And so I did.. 
I went outside and stitched on my GJ (Gardeners Journal) blocks….
and watched Viktor hitting the tennis ball on his ball plank…:o)
Frustrated!!
(Maybe I should have played some tennis too..lol.. )
Thanks for the advice Mary!!!
Because later that day I remembered.. I had an old machine in my cupboard.. 
My old Bernina.. not sewn on for the last 7 years… :o)
And guess what…
It quilts like a charm!!! :o))
Who could know I had a treasure just in front of my eyes…
well a little hidden.. but there..:o)
Never ever have I tried to quilt freehand on this machine… 
Ok.. it have its issues.. needle up and a really really slow start… and bang it starts.. so you have to be ready when the needle goes down..:o))
But best of all.. 
I am quilting again.. and the Pfaff.. have to go and see a doctor.. 
or maybe it was just bad thread or whatever it could be…
Will plug her in later today..and test…
after I have finished the quilting 
on my Winter White Schnibble… :o)
It goes slow.. because I only sit ten minutes and quilt..
and up and do something else..!!
Ohh.. that was a long post with no pictures… 
So here you go… :o)
See you later!!!

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