I know I’ve mentioned that I’m part of the Warp & Weft Sewing Society before, but this spring Esmari, the owner of Warp & Weft organized something really fun for us – a sewing challenge.
And there’s something for one of you too, so don’t forget to enter the fabric giveaway at the end of this post.
There are seven of us in the sewing society, and we each got six fat quarters from Lotta Jansdotter’s latest collections MorMor and Sylvia. Then we had to sew something related to spring.
Esmari has made a lovely, bright quilt. Sherri made some cute tote bags. Carla made a beautiful set of bags. And there are still three more days to go.
Everyone got a different bundle and you can see what mine looked like below. The fabric is so pretty! And perfect for spring.
Unfortunately, mother nature has been taking her time delivering spring, at least where I live. So I decided to do something a little different.
Instead of sewing something that celebrates the joyous bursting forth of spring with flowers and vibrant colours, I created something that celebrates the moment before – the time where spring appears to be still on it’s way. There are no visible signs of spring – yet! – but everything is slowly building underground. It’s the part of spring when you have to have faith – that spring will come, the flowers will bloom, the birds will return and the cycle of like repeat once more.
I made a baby quit, using just two fat quarters and a grey background. It’s a bit monochromatic for spring, but that’s what spring looks like here right now.
So that left me with four fat quarters. Actually that left me with three fat quarters, because I cut one up for the quilt and then changed my mind. We all make mistakes sometimes, right?
So I took the two coral fat quarters and made a tunic for my littlest. This is the Roller Skate Tunic by Oliver + S. It was a dream to sew. I think I finished the whole thing in just over two hours, including the cutting.
Pattern: my own.
Fabric: Trassel in Mist from the MorMor collection, and White sufi from the Sylvia collection, both by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics.
Size: 36″ by 36″.
Pattern : Roller Skate Dress and Tunic by Oliver + S.
Fabric: Little Blomster in coral, and solid coral from the MorMor collection by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics.
Size: 18-24 months.
Sewing Level: Advanced beginner.
Modifications: Colour blocked.
Enter to win 12 Fat Quaters from Lotta Jansdotter’s latest collection MorMor and Sylvia, generously provided by Warp & Weft.
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You can obtain 7 entries in total by leaving a comment on each participating blogger’s Lotta Jansdotter Challenge post.
The winner will be announced April 28. Good luck!
Blog Hop Schedule
Esmari – Warp & Weft: April 21
Sherri – Thread Riding Hood: April 22
Carla – My ½ Dozen Daily: April 23
Shannon – The Finished Garment: April 24
Cathy – Blueberry Patch: April 25
Cynthia – cynthiaf: April 26
Lysa – Lysa Flower: April 27
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63 thoughts on “Lotta Jansdotter Challenge & Giveaway”
This is such a gorgeous quilt, I love the calm colours used.
I absolutely LOVE your last photo. So much like spring here–gray (snow tomorrow)with pops of color here and there (daffodils!)
Your quilting looks like ploughing in a spring field. I think it’s very appropriate. Beautiful quilt and darling tunic.
I love your quilt and the quilting is wonderful!
I am getting so many great ideas for modern quilts. Love the tunic too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
I rather like the”crinkly look” on the quilt! It makes it look vintage:) The tunic is adorable as is your daughter!
lovely items, enjoyed seeing them.
The little top is adorable, but I especially love your quilt and your motivation for using shades of grey. It turned out beautifully.
I hear ya! It has been monochromatic and grey up here in Sweden too, till this weekend. Went to grey and yellow (clouds and dried grass) but then we had some lovely sun so the grass is greening. I loved your interpretation of just before spring. It’s a lovey quilt, and a very sweet teeny tiny tunic!
Just love this quilt!
love the use of grey for baby! so calming. and great idea for the ‘garden’ patches. we still have snow here too!
Very nice makes!
Love the quilt, and the tunic is adorable.
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