For me, one such project was a wallhanging called Kafferepet. I made the first block in the summer of 2007!, and with the help of Sharon's WIPW I have now reached the goal and the quilt is completed!
I have made progress on other projects, too, but let's start with:
It all began in 2007 when I made a block for NHK's Partnership charity quilt project. The theme was 'Tea Time', and I made a platter of seven 'goodies' usually served at a traditional, and slightly old fashioned, Swedish coffee gathering, known as Kafferep in Swedish.
Kanelbulle, Schackruta, Vaniljhjärta, Uppåkrakaka, Chokladsnitt, Gaffelkaka, Syltgrotta are the names... (For NHK's Partnership Quilt Project 2008)
Once the block had been donated to NHK I knew I wanted one for myself and made a new one.
The cinnamon roll was replaced with a biscuit called Kongress.
As I love the china that the biscuits are on, I decided to make a small quilt featuring the cup and coffee pot as well.
From there the project grew with blocks of buns, cup cakes,
raspberry cordial, spoons and all the other things connected with this kind of coffee party.
From the ladies of my family I had been given lots of hand made lace that I used for the sashing. I backed the lace with blue and yellow fabric, the colours of the Swedish flag.
The quilt was extended with a border of appliquéd summer flowers.
By the time I had joined TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) in 2012, I started embroidering stems by using 48 different TAST stitches.
Another border, with bobbin lace held down with other TAST stitches, completed the top.
Now in the last week I have worked on the back; the hanging sleeve was stitched on and the label completed.
Lace, appliqué and TAST stitches, all in celebration of Swedish coffee culture.
The front looks like this:
(measuring 100x105 cm)
and here are some details of the quilting
To celebrate the completion I just had to arrange a Kafferep and set the table.
TASTy Beads Galore
This week I used TAST #107 Beaded Loop Cretan
Pile 'em On
Apart from adding some more stray stitches and the speared orts, technique here, I began on some pulled work outside the circle.
New Growing Red
Here are the goods for my next project, red wool en mass, fabric and yarn.