Category Archives: quilting

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. 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!

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

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Refashioning and the finishing of a jacket (or two)

Since I came back to Uppsala, I first thought that I was super prepared for SSS. Now that September is here, I see that I have mistaken a closet full of self-made items with a closet full of useful autumn-y clothes. So, I have been doing some refashioning and some finishing of old UFO´s and… Continue Reading…

8 Responses to Refashioning and the finishing of a jacket (or two)

  1. Great stuff, I’m pleased to have found your blog through SSS flickr. I really like your pink blouse, and I tend to refashion using a pattern, too. The jacket is so cute!

  2. Thank you! SSS is a great way to discover new people, isn´t it? There are so many talented and creative people out there!

  3. The fact that you finished up your jacket after 5 years gives me hope for my two unfinished coats! I love the pink blouse, very pretty.

    • Thanks! We have a saying in Norway that says: “Necessity teaches the naked woman to spin (yarn).” Meaning, if I didn’t finish that jacket, I would have been freezing cold;-). So, when the right time comes those jackets will be finished! 🙂

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0 Responses to I really want a new sewing machine… and a serger.

  1. I don’t know how much sewing experience you have (so maybe you already know this), but sometimes machines can drop stitches when the needle gets too dull. It can also cause problems with keeping the machine threaded at times.

    • Thanks, I will try that, it´s so easy to forget to change needles form time to time! 🙂

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