Way back in 2009 I dreamt about making a quilt like this one… 

Louise’s amazing churndash quilt (that also was inspired by another quilt in a book she had, we just couldn’t find that book, it would have been fun showing that inspiration quilt too) made in lots of lovely plaids and stripes…it has been on my mind for sooo long… and I told this to Louise and she spent one day looking for her churndash quilt… 😉 a certain someone has a lot of quilts and as it seems a lot of hiding places for them too… 😉 finally she found it and I could take another close look at it and be inspired… yes yes… I want to make one..and NOW!

It has everything I love…  my dream quilt… so said and done ..Louise graciously let me dive into her scraps and start my dream quilt… As organised as Louise is she had already cut strips in gorgeous fabrics…it was like a smorgasbord for quilters… :)


and well how now things happens … my dream quilt took another turn … 😉 making one block after the other picking fabrics that I likedand sewed…how fun wasn’t this…lots of fun… don’t think I have enjoyed sewing blocks like this in a long time… 

Like this quote…need to do that more often..I seem to get stuck in the planning mode way to often…so this was very nice… Just sewing and see what happens…

First day I think I sewed 20 blocks… wow…that’s a lot for me… and as you see…colours aren’t at all like in Louise’s lovely quilt…this quilt had a saying of its own…a bit brighter…greens had to be added …day two I added pinks to it…wasn’t sure if there were supposed to be pinks in the quilt…how silly wasn’t I…of course there had to be pinks in it…lol

Sewed blocks for two more days…but not as many as the first day…think I had 40 blocks when leaving Louise… ( yes I’m back home now) … still packed down in my bag…but will take them up and see what I made and show you later…

I’m really excited about this one…can’t wait to sew..just need to fix some boring things that needs to be done first so I can sew with my heart! 

Went home with a plan…and it will be interesting to see how this quilt will look in the end…all I can say right now…is that I like it very much..even if I doesn’t look at all as the quilt I dreamt about!

Have a few more pics to show from my trip to Louise… so if you’re interested in that..stay tuned ..it will come eventually 😉

See you!

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I tackled the next block for Scandibee…the August block for Mariana in Spain (@cosertejercrear) … and I had been such a good girl and prepped these before I left  home… :) …guess what…well did I cut the right sizes? … NOPE… of course I didn’t… so we tried to see if Louise had the same fabrics… but not…so I did what I (and Louise) does when running out on something…we piece it!

I don’t mind at all I think it adds to a quilt..but not everyone likes it…so I’m not sure Mariana does…if not I will sew another block for her… What do you do? Rip it up and sew totally new fabrics to the block? Or like us? Maybe something else…share please. 


Do you see where it is pieced? If I hadn’t told you…would you have noticed? 😉

Nice to have caught up on the Scandibee blocks… Septembers block instructions are coming any day now… :)

Enjoyed seeing some of Louise’s new made quilts…

Love this colour combination… 💗  This is a quilt made from joining in on a sew-a-long on Instagram and on @fixer_of_old_quilts feed.  Love Louise’s happy colour choices.

And finally I got to see the quilt Louise did in the class we had with Krista Hennebury here two years ago… which reminds me that I haven’t finished mine… it will come :)

Isnt this clever… sewing her initials into the border of the quilt… 
This quilt is a happy splash of colours!! Makes me jump with joy! Happy happy happy :) 

Next quilt is her latest quilt made from Bonnie Hunters mystery quilts… she has done quite a few of them…how many I don’t know…Louise you have to share how many you have made  :)  This quilt is called En Provence… 

See if you can see the pieced fabric here… 

You can imagine the lavender fields don’t you … it’s a beauty…

This is a dose of what I got at Louise’s … love the menu.. :) more of that!
Will show what I started when being with Louise in my next post… see you 

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to finally get my acts together and drive down to Östersund and visit Louise… all I can say is that I didn’t remember how far it was… 😉 phew… it took me 9 hours… 

Have feared driving because of my headaches… now it was time to test myself and just do it! And I did it!! Yay to me! 

Beautiful art by @parscaeli

Of course I got tense and got headaches but that was minor to my happiness of being with my beautiful friend Louise…

Had a lot to catch up on… sharing this and that under some quilts in her lovely garden watching her husband and son build on their new patio… 


Found some quilts that I have made at the house… that’s happiness…


Love her warm cosy friendly home filled with lovely quilts everywhere… this one brought lovely memories from a trip we made to Trondheim and took a class with Gail Pan and Leanne Beasley… how fun wasn’t that! Isn’t it gorgeous!


A work in progress… some Splendid Sampler blocks added with added blocks of her own ..and it’s a pink burst of joy!


Ain’t this one just it… a typical Louise quilt in her pinks and blues with a splash of yellow!


We also managed some sewing the first days… in between catching up, rest and the busy life in the Short family with visitors, visiting and sleeping over grand children and Louise’s care of her parents… this family does everything with the heart and fills me with such peace and love

July Scandibee blocks made by both me and Louise for May Kristin in Norway (@krispquilt) ….Lots of Flying Geese in a lovely colour way in greys and aqua.

Thanks for being all this to me Louise…

More to come in another blogpost … see you!

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