Scrappy coaster for dad

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I sewed this coaster for my dad’s birthday.

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This was the first time I used my free motion quilting foot.

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It wasn’t as hard as I had thought.

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I’ve never even worked with so tiny scraps before.

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The back of the coaster with all our names and best wishes for happy birthday to him.

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Sewist’s dream mini quilt

I finally finished this mini quilt.

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The sewing related buttons are from my friend, the pieces are scraps from the teacher’s quilt (hand print quilt) I also finished some weeks before.

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I fortunately have found some blank space on one of the walls in the house and fixed it as a small wall-hanging next to the entrance door.

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I can look at it every time I pass by or even when I sit on the dining table.

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I am very pleased with how it has turned out.

Hand pieced hexie quilt top in progress

I’ve been silent on the blog for a while for there are lots of things to be done. Outdoors is time for gardening, weeding, planting among others I enjoy very much except weeding. I love the colors of the flowers and the greens of the lawn and the trees. And after all the handwork I did during the days, in the evenings my hands are often too tired to do any sewing or crafting.

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This week arrives our new pony, Laura, who we purchased from an old Mr. who love her but told us that he was too old to keep her any more. So Husband had been busy with making her new place where she’ll spend the nights. During the days she will be free and can graze together with the sheep. I promise to take some photos of them later this week.

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In spite of the busy days slow but steady my small hexie quilt top is growing. Now and then I add some more pieces to the others.

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Flannel scraps

I had a small shoe box full of soft flannel pieces I intended to use up, I only waited for some inspiration. From the largest piece of cloth I sewed a pillow case for myself but my girls tried to swap with me.

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More interesting is the small quilt I made from 2.5 ” squares after I cut the shapeless pieces into squares. I saw somewhere a quilt named the Scrappy Trip Around the World and decided to make one myself too. (I am cutting all my scraps into squares to have enough to piece one myself.)

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I can say this flannel quilt is a study where I can try out a pattern similar to that. I had to lay out the scraps several times because I had only a limited amount of the flannel squares.

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I think it has a size of a small baby quilt but since no baby is on the horizon in the family I gladly gave it to Little One who asked me after finishing it whether I made it for her. Of course, I said yes. The size of the quilt is 60 x 75 cm, 23.5″ x 29.5″.

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I also made six double sided cloth napkins from the bigger pieces.

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Here you can see the cotton side of them.

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My intention is to crochet pretty borders onto the napkins. One has been already finished. Isn’t it cute? It is really slow crocheting with a small hook, this is the first time I’ve ever crocheted with perlé 8 and with a so small hook. A new challenge for me but I like it.

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Little One received some scraps for playing, and the rest, the remnants -see below – went to the trash.

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Mission completed. One shoe box, previously full of scraps, emptied.

And at the end of the post I show you the visitors we’ve got for two days on our pond.

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The girls are waiting for the return of the swans.