Some of us hadn’t slept at all 😉 and worked on the quilt at home…
Christina with her fantastic quilt…
A quick “fika” and then we were on track again…sewing…sewing…and having so much fun!!
Anna-Greta working on her quilt in pink and blues…
And here is Vega with her fun variation…
And Maria working on another variation
The technique was creative, just set your mind free and try
fun different settings, there is always another way to see something…
and the quilts DID change during these two days…
from one shape to another, adding something else…because the quilt needed just that.
Really FUN!
Louise in her creative chaos making letters…
Krista demonstrating mitered corners on my quilt …
Fika time and some thankyou gifts from us to Krista…
We gave her a bracelet that is very common from around here,
but with a modern twist, a triple, braided pewter bracelet in lamb skin with a reindeer horn button.
The Sami people have made pewter wire bracelets for hundreds of years in the Sami culture.
Think it was the Sami that invented the spun pewter wire.
And she also got a tea towel from a local designer… :)
The last hours in class created a light frenzy among us…
SEW SEW SEW…
Some came as far as to quilting the quilt…
and some like me still fiddling with nothing and everything… :)
Got some mitered corners done anyway… 😉
Love the look when the improved strips meet in the corner.
And then all of a sudden it was time to end and to show what we had done…
Christina’s quilt layerd for quilting…do wonder what they discussed?
Paparazzi photo shoot of our work… 😉
From left to right…top
Stina, Anna-Greta, Vega and Maria’s quilts
From left to right…bottom
Marica, Louise and Gunillas quilts
Christina had to leave early so that’s why her quilt ain’t on the wall of fame! 😉
Ahhhh… I think we did good…didn’t we girls!!
And THANKYOU Krista
For the best class ever!
The last night at the cabin went too fast …
and all of a sudden it was morning and time to say goodbye…
Did remember to take a photo of my gorgeous gift from Krista
The “Stepping Stones Table Runner”
Love it!!
Girls!!!
Thankyou Marica, Louise and Krista for making this little mini holiday in the
cabin the best… filled with lots of laughter and happiness!
And again Krista
Thankyou for coming to my part of the world,
teaching us how to IMPROVE (pronounce: impråvve) 😉 our quilts
It’s been such a pleasure!
Btw…Krista do you still know how to pronounce
-SNYGG… 😉
Bye bye …see you !!!

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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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