How To Make an Hawaiian Quilt.

I´ve been working a couple of weeks in a really tiny and small isolated part of Norway this summer, and so I´ve needed a portable craft that I could bring with me. I really do enjoy hand-sewing, so when I came across this Hawaiian Quilting technique on Pinterest, I was sold. There are so many beautiful patterns to be made, all of which are inspired by the Hawaiian nature.

My dream is to once be able to make a king size bed spread, but thought it wise to start with something a bit simpler. So I chose this template that I found on Martha Stewart. I found the instructions to be quite clear, and the fact that the template was free, is just a bonus.

I am really enjoying the process, and it really is faster than I expected. The trick is to make the stitches tiny enough that they almost don´t show, when attaching the flower motif to the pillow.

This is how far I have come:

hawaiian quilt delfinelise

I am using a scrap of a super-soft corduroy in a warm yellow color for the flower motif, and a regular cotton sateen for the backing. I am really looking forward to the rest of the process with the quilting as well, it sure will be exciting!


5 Responses to How To Make an Hawaiian Quilt.

  1. crab&bee says:

    I love the Hawaiian quilt look! What a cool project.

  2. It’s going to be beautiful! I love hand sewing quilts. So relaxing!

  3. Kathryn says:

    This looks like it will be lovely Solvi! I’ve never seen this technique before. I hope you’re enjoying your time in a different part of Norway – sounds very tranquil!

  4. Jenna says:

    This looks really interesting, I had never heard of Hawaiian quilting before. I’m looking forward to seeing the end result!

  5. Debbie says:

    It looks lovely and I am intrigued by the sound of your working in a remote area. Sounds very peaceful :)

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Me Made May 2014 – a review.

    Another Me-Made-May is over, another lesson learned. As always I had a wonderful time, enjoying the company of all the brilliant participants, and I would like to say thank you for all the lovely comments and likes I received. You guys are the bestest! In retrospect, I see that my ambitions for thisContinue Reading…

6 Responses to Me Made May 2014 – a review.

  1. Zoe says:

    MMMay 4 lyf!!!! You always look sooooo amazing, colourful and vibrants and you are a total inspiration for so many others. You have so many fabulous separates, I’m not surprised you want to layer up as many of them as possible! Your new bomber jacket is super cool. I agree, it’s so fun to see other sewers around the world in different climates, with different styles etc. xxx

    • Sølvi says:

      Yay! Thank you Zoe – it´s such a treat to participate each year, you are doing an amazing job hosting! :) And thanks for your concern – my neck is something I have to live with, and try to monitor it as much as I can. Luckily sewing is never a problem (thank goodness), so it´s mostly the documenting part that it affects. :-)

  2. Zoe says:

    Oh and sorry you have neck problems. I hope they sort themselves out quickly and don’t hinder your creating or blogging any further

  3. debbie says:

    I love your photo collage, so bright and colourful. The Heather top looks great and I love the red trousers and the yellow trousers. Great style! X

  4. debbie says:

    I love your photo collage, so bright and colourful. The Heather top looks great and I love the red trousers and the yellow trousers. Great style! X

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FO: Wool Fleece Jacket

Last summer we went to visit my family who have a cottage on a remote island off the coast of North-Western Norway. This is a place where summer is defined not by temperature, but by availability (the island is more or less unavailable during the winter months because of weather), so bringing some practical garments wasContinue Reading…

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  1. Sarah says:

    Solvi! I love it! It looks so cozy and warm and it’s PINK – my favourite colour :)

  2. Kirsty says:

    What a perfect jacket. That last photo of you in the yellow tights is just sooo cool. Great outfit.

  3. Debbie says:

    I love the jacket – such a great colour. The island looks fascinating. And I like your colour sense so much in the last picture :) x

    • Sølvi says:

      Thank you so much . It´s a wonderful place, unfortunately I don´t to go there very often. But it´s so peaceful and lovely!

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Tamanegi- Kobo Heather: Peace!

Well, as part of my MMM- pledge, I promised myself to blog about the things I wear that are previously unblogged so here we are, my first installation. There is not much more I can say about my love for the Heather, this is my fourth version, and it probably won´t be my last. WhatContinue Reading…

4 Responses to Tamanegi- Kobo Heather: Peace!

  1. Kathryn says:

    Aah I think I remember you wearing, and talking about, this pattern last May. It’s lovely! I love the peace sign too.

  2. Debbie says:

    I love the grey tee with red skirt – a great combination. The Heather looks very versatile. Your skirt reminds me to get out my green version of that Vogue pattern :) xx

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Me Made May 2014

It´s that time of the year. My favorite holiday (IMO MMM is an holiday): Me Made May! Are you excited? I am excited. So. Last year my resolution looked a little something like this: “I, Sølvi of, endeavor to wear only me-mades throughout the month of May 2013 (with the exception of tights, footwear, national costume andContinue Reading…

7 Responses to Me Made May 2014

  1. Sarah says:

    I hate sewing undergarments, too! It is so not my thing! LOL! Your MMM pledge is awesome, as always :)

  2. Laura says:

    What a great challenge – it’s brilliant that you’ve thought it through so clearly. I can’t wait to see what you wear :)

  3. Shelley says:

    What a well-thought-out pledge, Sølvi, and an intriguing post. Thank you for reminding me about the Couture Dress class. I bought it but haven’t watched/sewn it yet. Perhaps it will help me to slow down and be more methodical as well. I’m really looking forward to your ensembles, particularly your you-made accessories. See you on Flickr!!

    • Sølvi says:

      Thanks Shelley! I actually watch Craftsy-classes like I do Netflix…when need a little break from work.:) looking forward to seeing you on Flickr!:)

  4. […] also mentioned in my blog post on MMM that I wanted to experience more with taking better […]

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Sew Dolly Clackett – My Contribution.

I met both Roisin and Nic once, last year while visiting London – both terrific people. So when I learned the news that they were getting married, and that Sarah would host a Sew- Along, the excitement was pretty big. Sarah – you are a genius (and thank goodness you didn´t quit blogging all together)!Continue Reading…

12 Responses to Sew Dolly Clackett – My Contribution.

  1. T says:

    Oh this has immediately leapt into my top five dolly clackett inspired makes … A oerfect fitting dress in an avalanche of colour. Love it.

  2. Sian says:

    I love it! I’ve got that fabric with the black background and I was thinking of something similar it’s great to see how it looks. The dress looks amazing and is fab on you.

  3. Sarah says:

    I LOVE THIS DRESS SO MUCH!! I am so happy that you sewed up the mermaid fabric :)

  4. Kathryn says:

    This fabric!! I love it Solvi! You’re really captured the fun of Roisin’s style as well as the great fit. Where did you take the photos? That porch or balcony looks lovely.

    • Sølvi says:

      Thanks Kathryn! I took one photo on the balcony, the other outside the building. Spring – don´t you just love it? :-)

  5. Shelley says:

    Truly beautiful, Sølvi! I love that siren print, and you nailed the Anna bodice. (I’m still fighting it, but I will prevail). It was a great idea to make it with a circle skirt. The colors are stunning!

    • Sølvi says:

      Thanks Shelley! The bodice didn´t give me any headaches for once, usually I have to do a FBA, but not on this for some reason. Good luck on yours! :)

  6. Roisin says:

    Hey, you really suit being a redhead. I like it! Aaaah I love this dress so much! I considered buying the mermaids fabric but was unsure because of the scale of the print, but you have proved that it works fabulously. Thank you so much for your kind wishes, and for taking part and I hope Nic and I will be able to raise a glass with you and Anders again in the future xxx

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Spring is in the air. Although there might be a couple of months still before the leaves on the trees will start to show up, it definately is time for some spring sewing planning. Of course, I´ve had my Springspiration board on Pinterest for months, so I am not completely unprepared. colors As you mightContinue Reading…

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  1. Kathryn says:

    I love the sound of your spring sewing plans! Great colour choices too – I’ve also got quite a bit of pink planned for this spring, so far no hot pink though as I’m trying to sew from my stash. That black dress with the embroidery is gorgeous!

    • Sølvi says:

      Oh, more pink – you look great in that so hurrah for pink! :) And you are a very good seamstress for sewing from stash.:-)

  2. Sarah says:

    Hot pink floaty pants!!! I love that idea so much and hope you make them :) That maxi dress is just stunning!

    I’m so glad you’re joining Sew Dolly Clackett and am eagerly looking forward to seeing what you make.

  3. Jill says:

    Ohhhh, that black floral dress-gorgeous! I actually pinned that dress for sewing inspiration a long time ago, it’s one of my favorites. I’ll be on the look out for your finished Anna, then!

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Keen on some very retro sewing? I´m guest blogging!

If you want to know more about the Vikings and how they dressed, head on over to the Sewcialists HQ – I´ve written a blog post about it as part of the Shieldmaiden Sewalong. Finally – all the knowledge I´ve acquired as a museum guide comes to use for something else. Enjoy! …oh, and there´sContinue Reading…

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Deer and Doe Airelle

The last thing I finished in 2013 was a Deer and Doe Airelle. Since May I have been falling more and more for Deer and Doe´s pattern line. Apart from the fact that the designs are trés chic and very well made, the ones I have made (Datura, Belladonne and Airelle) all go easy onContinue Reading…

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  1. Kathryn says:

    Hi Solvi, these are both lovely! I particularly love the pintucks you’ve added to your teal version.

  2. Kirsty says:

    The fit is great and like Kathryn, I really love those pintucks.

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FO: Marcy Tilton Vogue 8934 Coat

As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew this would be my next winter coat project. I have a million winter coat patterns in my stash. Some are feminine, som are boxy, some are easy, some are advanced, some are detailed, some have very little instructions. But none of them could quite match VogueContinue Reading…

6 Responses to FO: Marcy Tilton Vogue 8934 Coat

  1. Dilly says:

    This is wonderful! I think this shape is so flattering, and as you say, it’s super practical for layering with winter jumpers whilst still being comfortable. I’ve been putting off sewing a coat because I bought one almost identical to yours three years ago and couldn’t imagine any better coat! You’ll get a lot of wear from this!

    • Sølvi says:

      Thank you! I love the fact that I can put on anything underneath, it´s so new still, that I catch myself smiling evrytime I reach for one of my thicker sweaters and put this coat on top. :-)

  2. crab&bee says:

    Your coat is so stylish! The darted hem is really interesting. I can see why you were drawn to it. And I had to laugh when I read what you wrote about the design that was meant to appeal to Marcy Tilton fans!

    • Sølvi says:

      Thank you! I really love the darts, such an easy way to make something a little bit different. I love Marcy Tilton’s craftmanship, but her design choices aren’t always on the top of my list. Although I do appreciate the effort and energy that goes into that kind of work as well.:-)

  3. Kirsty says:

    I really love the shape of this…thanks for the tip on the sits perfectly on you.

  4. Debbie says:

    I love it. I agree it it is so nice to have a coat you can wear over heavy sweaters and cardigans. XX

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