Never thought I would have this quilt finished so soon after receiving my blocks this January
from my new found friends in our Scandibee!!

Must have been inspired …and who wouldn’t when getting such lovely blocks!!!

Will in my next post give a little tutorial or how to make this quilt…

It’s an easy one…and I think it turned out pretty good!! :)

So prepare your self for loooots of photos…

because I LOVE THIS QUILT!! :)

The quilt followed me on my walk with Molly one sunny morning… Probably one of the last days this spring/winter you could walk on the hard snow crust without going through.
Love the binding…not black …not coloured but just with the perfect movement and colour…
Hung on a branch in the forest
Love all the different prints and the low volume gorgeousness … :)
Oops…. Don’t know how many times I hung this quilt on the bent down tree I found!
More cute prints from the other side…
And I think I found just the perfect backing for this one…
Birds and new leaves…as it should be on a happy spring quilt!
Backing…from IKEA:)
Out on the ice…open water in the middle of the river…with swans…
An old lopsided wooden bridge…
Molly doing a little peek a boo and starts to wonder when are you finished!!!
Yes..I love the binding!!!
Do you see the swans:)
They were trumpeting the whole time…and I do love the sound of it…
then I know it is SPRING!!!
This quilt was quilted with Aurifil thread 28/2 and in straight lines… Did use a larger top stitch needle 100/16 because of all the seams…and the thicker thread…it worked beautifully!
And no I didn’t mark anything…just sewed and let it happen the way it did…
I want to thank all my SCANDIBEE friends for their wonderful blocks
Without you all..this quilt never would have been this lovely!!
So thankyou
Annika, Ruth, Bella, Sigrun, Hanne, Anne, Nina M, Nina C, Marica, Synnøve and Lizzie!!!
Much love to you ALL!!! :)
You can follow us on either Flickr (click photo)
Thanks Nina M for making the button…love it…
 
or on Instagram using the #scandibee
Know there will be more wonderful quilts made this year…
Lizzies wonderful spiderwebs (February) and Ruth’s genius three coloured square block (March) and Sigruns Polaroid blocks for April… This is blocks that are made or in the making now…
See you…

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Isn’t if fun when an idea just gets at you and you HAVE to do it…
 
Just because of three little words…
BUT FIRST TEA…
This quilt just was in my head one morning and I knew I had to make it for my
brother Anders when he turned 50…
One question I’m always asking myself…
why do ideas come when there is soooo little time left for a deadline???
 
So this quilt was done in just a few days…
It was so much fun just playing with my scraps and taking inspiration from
Tonya Riccucis book Word Play Quilts… Lovely book by the way!!
So out with the scraps and now some fun playing began…
Adding this and that to black strips and cut when it was needed…
FUN FUN FUN!
 
And smiling to myself when sewing…
Knowing my brother would smile seeing this one…
We both love tea… But HE LOVES TEA…and he KNOWS his tea…
The right minutes..the right temperature…the special blends…
different teacups…and teapots… Phew..
Tea is a way of living in my brothers life… Right Anders?
Quilted this with rectangles… No thinking here…Just did it!
 
So no wonder this one went together in no time!!
And I actually had some leftover time before the big party!!
No last sewing in the car…or loose ends to finish after the gift was received…
…but first TEA

We spent some lovely time with family and friends celebrating his birthday …
It was so nice to have us all together…with lovely food and laughter!
Family pictures taken from “granny’s house” and the evening…

Thank you brother for arranging this for us all…I had a lovely time..
hope you had too…and it was a pleasure making something for you!
Crappy picture …but in all excitement and the laughing it got blurry…
But I love seeing him smile…
See you... :)
 

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But first things first….
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
 
Well I don't know where December went …
all I know is that we now have a new and fresh year to make the most of!!
So Happy 2015!!
 
Have let this blog fall into the forgotten land and I hope I can manage myself to post more regular here…do not want to let go of it… But I have to say I love instagram… And that's where I am!!
 
So …what's up then…
The secret Christmas Scandibee Mug Rug Swap
Scandibee…what's that… Well you can read all about that here…
 
My secret partner was Nina With Freckles in Finland…
When finding out that she was the one I was to send to I knew what to make…
Water …and tranquility …. a moment in life just to be here and now…
 
So this is what I made…
 
I try to be more mindful… Light a candle…and just be in the moment…
I do need that …
To release stress in my life…hope I got that feeling with this one…
 
And of course the mug rug have a backside too…
I thought that a meadow would be a lovely place to be at as well..
I know I love that…
 
And Blue and Green
Gorgeous colours …
 
It was a very fun swap…
 
And what did I get…
Well the most wonderful mug rug from Norway…
 
From Synnøve
Do I love it???
 
YES… TO BITS!
 
It is gorgeous…and suits me perfectly…
Do you see the crocheted edge… Love it!!!
Thanks Synnøve!!
 
This have been a very fun swap…
And now we are in to the Scandibee year…
And I am queen Bee for January
and my instructions are sent out to the members..
And now I'm waiting…and waiting for my blocks to arrive…
But that will have to be in another post…
 
So see you soon!!

Ohh…btw …will try and remember to make a little tutorial on how I made the scallops/clamshells!!
 
 
 
 
 

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