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Studio update 3/2018

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Look! More shelves for fabrics! (I know, I know, the rest is a mess, but that’s because I desperately moved stuff from the living room table to the studio before I thought I should take a photo of the new shelves...)
After seeing Lorena using ordinary card board to organizing her fabric stash, I wanted to try it out on my stash too.
I’m glad I did, even if it meant a LOT of re-folding my fabrics and cleaning up in the studio. I even had to figure out a way to fit those shelves in the studio. Which meant moving around a lot of stuff and then vacuuming away all the mini dust bunnies and fabric threads that suddenly saw daylight.
One thing I started to see immediately, was that I have a LOT of floral fabrics. Like, at least 20 fabrics. Now, the thing to keep in mind is that I usually buy fabric in second hand stores and flea markets, so I usually just take what I find. But it was still interesting to notice that. (They’re located on the second shelf, just look above the white candy box in…

Stash update 22/2018

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I am a bit behind on listing what quilting supplies I've bought, so I will just list them here so I can get an accurate account of them.
I've bought my first ever cotton batting, just to try out how it is to quilt with. I've also bought more glue for EPP, and also more spray glue so I can finish basting more color block quilts. I also bought half a meter of a quilting cotton print that happened to caught my eye in the bins of handicraft  fabrics at Eurokangas
I found a better photo online of the print that's on the fabric, because my own photo turned out bad and I don't want to retake it :P


Eurokangas
  3,43   quilting cotton, 50 cm x WOF (114 cm),             "Soldier's Story II" by Jodi Barrows of Square in a Square for Studio e,
            100% cotton print, patt 3376
14,45   cotton batting -----------
17,88
Halonen 33,80   2 cans of spray glue -15% discount -----------
28,73
S-market
3,90   2 glue sticks, to use for glue basting my EPP
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3,90
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My quilting WIPs and UFOs in November 2018

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One month has passed since the last progress update on my projects, so I thought I'd write an update on how far I've gotten on all of them.
During November, we started out the month with daycare flu twice and ended the month with getting the flu vaccination.
Still, the days when we were well, I tried getting as much sewing done on my projects as I possibly could. I also felt well (and motivated enough) to start cleaning up in my small closet studio. I saw this video Lorena made about organizing her fabric by wrapping it around normal card board, that she cut out from ordinary boxes. So, I did that too.


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Tonight, I’m joining @charmaboutyou for the #saturdaynightcraftalong. Tonight, I’m hoping you other crafters have had more fun than me this evening. Because I’ve been cleaning in my little closet studio. 3 h worth of cleaning. Why? Well, I saw this video on YouTube about a woman who just folded her fabric around cut up card board from old Amazon…

Finished quilt: my Rainbow Scraps quilt

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Stash update 21/2018

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Today, after having gone to the quilting course in the morning at Arbis, I went via the Halonen sewist store to buy some more spray basting glue.

While I was there, Päivi Halonen (one of the owners of the store) told me she’d finally gotten the order of grey Gutermann Mara thread. What a lucky day for me!


Halonen 16,50    can of spray glue   5,50    Gutermann Mara 120, color 40 (warm grey) -15% discount -----------
18,69
============== 18,69 € total
Total spent on stash this year:
782,98 + 18,69 = 801,67

What I'm working on: a flu is only good for hand-stitching

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We (that is, me and the kids) have been home now for a while with the "daycare flu". I've been unable to use my sewing machine, because I've been feeling too tired and achy. My nose has been runny, so of course my asthma makes itself known by lots of mucus in my lungs. The kids have been coughing too.
*sigh*
But, I did manage to get a few things done.

Finished project - my first hoop quilt (the Last Kingfisher flower)

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Mini-quilt detailsName, Recipient, Size, Start/Finished date, Pattern and Fabrics used"the Last Kingfisher flower"me, for wall decoration.22 cm circle hoop.started 9.11.2018, finished the same day.my ownAbout the fabrics used in the top:last hexie flower I made for the Autumn Kingfisher quilttaupe cat fabric bought as a FQ back in October 2017 at SyfestivalenBatting, backing and binding fabric:Single layer of thinnest (40 g) polyester batting from Kruunun Kangas.Backing was a piece of thin white muslin that I bought second hand in March 2018.No binding used.Quilting pattern:Really basic running stitch around the edge inside the hoop. Top thread: For appliqueing of the hexie flower to the top: Gutermann Mara 120, 100% polyester, color 800 (white). Blogged about on:the blog November 14 2018, Instagram November 21st ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I appliqued the flower to the taupe background, then placed that on the thin batting and background. Fitting it into the hoop, I tried to get the flower…

My quilting WIPs and UFOs in October 2018

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One month has passed since the last progress update on my projects, so I thought I'd write an update on how far I've gotten on all of them.
During October, we had daycare flu after daycare flu in the family. It felt like I spent the majority of the month walking around in my PJs and wiping snot running like crazy from the children's small  noses. The whole week of Autumn Break (höstlov in Swedish) was spent with the whole family having the flu. The kids were starting to get cabin fever from it all.
Still, the days when we were well, I got a lot of projects done.

I finished my Kingfisher quilt.
I finished two of the Color Block quilts with really simple quilting and sent them to their recipients.
I finished my One Block Wonder quilt and gifted it to one of my very dear friends.
I finished the Christmas quilt.

So, on the quilting front, some projects have been moved from WIP to finished, from UFO to WIP, and vice versa. The lists are fluid that way. The fact that I moved qu…

Finished quilt: Emil P's color block quilt

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Quilt detailsName, Recipient, Size, Start/Finished date, Pattern and Fabrics usedEmil’s color blocks quilt (fifth color block quilt out of twelve)For Emil Peuralahti106 x 106 cm (length x height).color blocks started in May of 2017, quilt top done by the end of November 2017, quilt basted 2.7.2018, quilted and bound on October 8th and the label added 31.10.2018. Shipped 1.11.2018.My own color blocks quilt pattern.About the fabrics used:The same as for the rest of the color block quilts, which means that each color block has 36 different fabrics in 5x5 cm pieces. 36 x 9 colors (+ 36 B&W that made blocks I ended up not using) means a total of 324 (+36) different fabric pieces.White Perla 100% cotton fabric for the sashings, borders and binding.You can read more about construction here.Batting, backing and binding fabric:Single layer of thin (80 g) polyester batting from Kruunun Kangas.Backing was pieced out of two pieces of the brown fabric with small flowers you can see in the firs…