Wohoo.. Class day!
And another sunny day in the north of Sweden …
 
We started the class with some “fika”… Very essential in Sweden…
that was one word Krista learnt even before coming to Sweden…
think she will never forget it either… 😉
 
After fika…it was time to start…
Krista showed her fantastic quilts…a lot of inspiration.
Christmas pillow…
Remembering this one as a first love on Kristas Instagram …
“Light of May”
A future pillow… And another way to use her technique
“Temperature check” quilt on table
“Chess on the Steps”
 
 
Inspired …YES… :)
 
Sewing sewing, cutting…and putting together…and more cutting…
How fun isn't it to sew and cut!!
From left top to right bottom
Louise, Maria, Christina, Anna-Greta and Marica
My attempt to do something creative…
Couldn't just pass out my loved low volumes …they had to be used!
 
Krista came up with an idea for my quilt..and I instantly loved her suggestion…
mitered corners … :)
Great to learn one more technique!
We all had our ways to look at quilts…
Louise did the gymnastic one…
 
You get a very good perspective through the iPad…
and also great when you move around pieces
a lot to find out which version you like best!!
Striking as always in happy and bright Louise colours!
 
END OF DAY…
huh…how could that have happened…
Some were almost ready…
Definitely not me…
Too much fika?? 😉
 
Back to cabin for another girls night only…
Husband was very curious of Krista and told me…he was coming out to check on us…
But we didn't see him… 😉
 
Another fun evening…
Thanks girls…
Friends sure are the best…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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Some lazy summer reading got me inspired to sew some bags…
Yes you heard me BAGS…
Needed some more organising in my “going-to-classes-equipment.”…
Since I gave away the ones I had…
 
I also needed a new colour scheme…more bright and more PINK… 😉
 
Upcoming class (more of this later) with the writer of this book “Make It, Take it”
 
by Krista Hennebury … Got me started…
 
I wanted to make a bag to hold my cutting mat and my rulers…
The Ultimate Equipment Tote by Berene Campbell
Rulers are always tricky to transport safe when going to classes,
so I thought I would give it a try…
 
And I had so much fun sewing this one…
Hooray a pocket… 😉
 
and even more proud of me actually finish it too…
because making bags have always turned my head into something mushy!!
Don't know why..I use to give up before even coming halfways!
 
And I love it…
The front of the tote
The back of the tote

Just need to do the last steps…
to plan the inner pocket for my rulers…
Inner pocket of tote
 
Guess I can't screw up with that… Or???
 
And I didn't stop with this bag…
I made another one from the book…
A bag pattern made by Ayumi Takahashi
Lots of fun and …yes another bag was made…
In just one day…
that have never happened in my world!!
I love this one too… :)
 
Used some fabrics from Cotton and Steel
and a pink dotty fabric I bought when travelling to the USA from JoAnns…
And now I finally found the right use for it…
 
And this didn't even stop me in my bag making…
but more of this in another blogpost!
 
 

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