6/24/2020

Stitching Sunshine Härligt solsken



 It is summer and we have enjoyed some wonderful sunny days in Sweden and more sunny days will come.  A flower that is sunshine all over is of course the Sun Flower, a large and bold flower.
So I have made a table runner with Sun Flowers in a free appliqué style. I draw the flowers and then placed the petals  leaves in a free way. I used disappearing ninepatches as background for the flowers.





  It was so fun to make the flowers and the runner is now placed on my table.


And then I thought of a small quilt that I made two years ago for a challenge in the European Quilt Association with the theme Border. I thought  about the border between Sun and the Moon in the early morning when the moon  kisses the sun. The small wall quilt is still on tour in Europe and I hope that it will return to me next year. It has stopped somewhere in Europe caused by the Corona virus, as there are not any exhibitions this year.



Now hop over to my friends posts for this last day

I will thank lovely Carla for hosting this fun blog hop 

Enjoy the sunshine and I wish you all a lovely Summer

Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden







2/17/2020

Color it Red

I love bright colors and one of my favorite is of course red. When Carol invited for a blogging with the red color in focus, I thought that this was for me. I have sewn several things in red and I will start with showing my latest thing, a small table cloth.

I have used some fabrics designed by Kaffe Fasset and I think the different red fabrics really glow.

Here is a runner with several shades of red. Also Kaffe Fassets fabrics.

And another table cloth with red  Kaffe Fasset fabrics

I have made some Japanese Ricebags with leftover blocks of course in red

And some mug rugs with birds of course

Just for fun some kissing fishes made as an challenge of the drunkard´s path

I will of course show my pillow with a bird with attitude

And as a woman who loves red here is my blouse made of several Kaffe Fasset fabrics in many different shades and pattern

Just hop over to look at the other blog hoppers of today  who like me love the color of red.


Thank you lovely Carol for hosting this fun blog hop. I'm looking forward for some more hopping.

Britt-Inger from a windy south of Sweden with signs of an upcoming Spring.




12/03/2019

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Welcome to my blog and a taste of Swedish Ginger cookies.
In Sweden we love ginger cookies in all form of shapes and there will be lots of them in every Swedish home in Christmas. Sometime they will be consumed   together with Glögg a Swedish form of a  spicy warm vine. But of course contains    the Swedish Fika ginger cookies in Christmas time.
Swedish strong coffee and ginger cookies is never wrong.

We have also Christmas songs about our love for our ginger cookies



The  ginger woman and the man have of course company of a ginger cookie pig 

At the Swedish Christmas table we have  a lot of ham and other food made  from the pig meat.

I have not made the ginger cookies , I have a good bakery nearby, but I will share a recipe that I have found on Youtube


For about nearly 60 years ago I bought a clay tomte (Santa) painted it and gave it to my father at Christmas and now it is mine. It is a sentimental feeling to have it on my table now. As you could see he is smoking and my father was smoking then. I don't think there will be any new smoking Santas nowadays.


We have lot of angels to decorate in Christmas and I thought a sweet little bag with an angel could contain a Christmas present.  The bag is made of a candy pack and the angel is embroidered after a sketch that I have made.


Now hop over to my blogging friends and "taste" their Christmas cookies
Hill Valley Quilter Thats me



Merry Christmas to you all and A Happy New Year

Britt-Inger





9/11/2019

My favorite block

 Today is my day to present my favorite block.

I have always loved the Churn Dash Block , why it wasn't difficult to choose what to share.
The block is so versatile and fun to play with, especially with  precut charms.
I haven't sewn big quilts but some table cloths and table runnes.

I have made a small table cloth and a runner from a charm pack. I think the projects turned out so lovely and I have used them a lot on my tables.

 For the latest issue of the journal from the Swedish Quilt Guild I also played with a charm pack to make a modern Christmas cloth. The basic tone of the fabric pack isn't so much Christmas but I love the romantic look of the fabric.



Together with green Moda Grunge it turned out very lovely and just modern for me.






Some years ago I played with  green and black batik fabric and it turned out to churn dash too. I think it was some of disappearing block from the beginning.




Now hop over to t the others presentations of their favorite blocks.

Hill Valley Quilter (That´s Me)

Thank you lovely Carla for  hosting this fun blog hop.

I will be  for the long weekend  from Thursday in Alsace France and Patchwork Europe and I´m so excited to be there. I will surely enjoy all the wonderful quilts and the beautiful landscape in France.

Hugs from Sweden and France

Britt-Inger





4/24/2019

Alla flickor älskar diamanter All girls love diamonds


När Carol bjöd in till denna blog hop som skall handla om diamanter, kunde jag inte motstå.
Men sedan började jag fundera, diamanter, har jag någon idé om vad jag kan sy. Jag kanske inte har sytt diamanter, men jag har placerat half-square triangels i form av en diamant. Då tänker jag på en duk som jag gjorde mönster på en duk  till Rikstäcket. Jag kallade duken Inte äkta diamanter.

When I was invited by Carol to this blog hop To be a diamond, I couldn't resist to participate. Then, I didn't think I have ever sewn diamond shaped blocks. But for the winter issue of the magazine for the Swedish Guild Rikstäcket, I made a pattern where the half squares form diamonds.
It was an easy way to use a charm pack with several solid colours.

Visst är det diamanter?
Don't you think they are diamonds? 

Även den lilla i mitten är väl en diamant?
Even the small one in the middle is a diamond, don't you think?

Jag hade en charmpack med svagt mönstrade färgglada tygbitar som jag ville leka med tillsammans med ett ljusbrunt bottentyg. Denna gång skulle det bli en löpare.
I took a charmpack  in my stash with small pattern and of course with bold colours which I will play  with together with a light brown fabric.

Det blev ett litet annorlunda utseende med det ljusbruna bottentyget, men de klara färgerna gifte sig bra ihop med det ljusbruna tyget.
I think the out coming was good.







Nu har jag visat mina diamanter. Det är spännande att se vad alla andra har hittat på i denna bloghop.
Så sätt dig med en god kopp kaffe eller te och njut av allt man kan göra med diamanter

I hope you have liked my diamonds. It is so exciting to see all the diamonds around the hop. Enjoy of all the inspiring blogs around the diamonds together with a nice cup of coffee or tea.

April 22 

April 23

April 24

April 25
Hill Valley Quilter thats me

April 26

Tack Carol för att du hållit i denna blog hop.

Thanks Carol for hosting this blogshop. As always so well organised and so fun.

Hälsningar från mig i Malmö, där sommaren redan är här

Greetings from me in Malmö, Sweden where we already have Summer and no Spring at all.














2/27/2019

Moden japansk rispåse Modern japaner Rice Pouch

För några veckor sedan var jag på en utställning på Hemslöjden i Landskrona och blev inspirerad att sy den japanska tekniken boro.
För en drygt en vecka sedan såg jag en bild på en japansk rispåse som Jo Avery från My Bear Paw i från Storbritannien hade sytt där Jo hade använt boro tekniken.
Mönstret till rispåsen hade hon köpt av Karen Stevens på Etsy HÄR
Jag köpte mönstret för några dagar sedan och plockade fram några restbitar, gjorde en fågelapplikation på en bit linnetyg och hade så kul med konstruktionen.

I was inspired of the Japanese technique Boro Boro from an exhibition in Landskrona where a Japanese fabric artist  Takao showed how he mended his clothes with small fabric pieces mended in Boro And a week ago I saw on Instagram a picture from Jo Avery, where she has used some of the Boro technique on a modern Japanese rice pouch. I have bought the pattern for the pouch HERE

Takao´s shorts



I have used linen for the piece with the appliqué
Här ytterligare bilder från min påse


Naturligtvis har jag använt tyg från Kaffe Fasset . The quilt fabric is from Kaffe Fasset design

Här är några närbilder på lapparna. Some close pictures from the pieces with Boro

Det blev en stor påse, där man kan få plats med mycket garn eller annat bra att ha. Jag kommer snart att sy en mindre, för det var hur kul som helst.

This pouch is quite big, but I will soon start a smaller one, because I surely enjoyed the process.

Vårhälsningar från Malmö
Britt-Inger

2/17/2019

Show your wings


Här är jag med mina vingar, förlåt fåglar, detta är Sixten och Knut. Kvilten sydde jag för några år sedan och nu har Knut flugit vidare över regnbågsbron. 

Here I'm with my wings, birds Sixten and Knut. Knut has flown over the Rainbow Bridge.

Det var länge sedan jag skrev något på min blog och jag känner mig inte helt bekväm. Tack vare Carol som har en blog hop med temat Show Your Wing är jag på gång igen.

It is two years since I have blogged and I am feeling as a new born. Thanks to Carol I am here again.

Temat får mig att tänka på fåglar, änglar, fjärilar, humlor och bin. Det finns mycket man kan associera med, men också att visa något som man är bra på. Men jag har valt att hålla mig till fåglar och fjärilar.

I have thought of birds and butterflies when thinking of the theme and I will show you a brand new runner and some old things with birds and butterflies.

Det blev en löpare med en återanvänd fågel på en bakgrund sydd som försvinnande nioruta.

I have chosen to sew a runner in disappearing nine patch and then embellish it with two fairytales birds. I have drawn and sewn one original bird more than ten years ago on a tote but I found it  a good idea to use my pattern again.

Det var en skön vårdag i Skåne i går så jag passade på att ta några bilder utomhus av min löpare.



Yesterday it was Spring in the air and a good light for taking pictures.


På min kudde har jag en tuff fågel.
This is a bird with attitude.


En liten fågel fick plats på en muggmatta.
A small birdie on a mug rug.


Två små fåglar sydda som Drinkarens väg
Two small birds sewn in the pattern The Drunkard´s path

Här är slutligen ett täcke med massor av vingar 
Here is finally a quilt with several wings


Roa er nu med att kolla alla andras inlägg i dag
Have fun to check out more wonderful posts today


Hälsningar från ett soligt och vårlikt Malmö
Greetings from a sunny Malmö
Britt-Inger