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En af mine kusiner blev student tilbage i juni og inviterede på festivitas i den anledning. Desværre ville vi på det tidspunkt allerede være i Grønland, så vi måtte melde afbud. Det ærgrede mig noget, for jeg ville godt have set hendes ansigt, da hun åbnede pakken fra mig (ok, også fra resten af familien, selvom de mest biddrog med arbejdsro). Jeg havde nemlig besluttet, at det rodede stjernetæppe skulle gives til hende. Sådan får projekter pludselig andre modtagere en gang imellem, ligemeget hvad man egentlig selv havde tænkt, da man startede. Hun blev rigtig glad siges det, og hun har skam også takket mig flere gange allerede, så jeg er bare glad for, at jeg gav det til hende.

One of my cousins graduated from High School in June, and we were invited for the celebration in July. Unfortunately we’d already be in Greenland at that time, so we had to pass. I was sad that I couldn’t be there to give her a hug and say congratulations, but also because I’d rather like to see how she looked, when she opened my gift to her. This was because I had decided, that the “Stars in the Scrap” blanket was going to be a present for her. Thus projects suddenly change their intended recipient, nomatter what you thought at the beginning. Happily she loved it and has told me so several times already, so I’m really glad, that I made it for her.

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Jeg havde lidt travlt til sidst, så jeg forsøgte mig med at sy den sidste kant fast på maskine via et tutorial fra Red Pepper Quilts, og det gik rimeligt (pga. mine manglende evner, ikke pga. tutorialen). Ikke perfekt, men godt nok, og i det mindste blev tæppet færdigt i tide.

I was rather pressed for time at the end, so I tried out a machine binding tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts, and it worked well enough. Not perfectly (due to my lack of skill, not due to the tutorial), but well enough, and at least the blanket was finished on time.

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Det færdige tæppe efter vask og tørretumbling blev fotograferet på den nærmeste parkeringsplads aftenen inden afrejse til Grønland. Jeg quiltede først den sidste zigzag på kanten efter at afslutningskanten var syet på, for på den måde kunne jeg få spidserne til at gå helt ud.

The finished, washed and tumbled blanket was photografed on a nearby parking lot the evening before we went to Greenland. I only quilted the last zigzag on the edge after the binding was sewn on. That way, I could get the points to go all the way to the binding.

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Jeg elsker, hvor tydeligt man kan se quiltningen på bagsiden (fleece med en indsats af forsidestoffet). Det er det mest komplicerede quiltning, jeg har prøvet endnu, og det har bare givet mig mod på mere. Mon det er snart jeg skal prøve frihåndsquiltning?

I love how clearly you can see the quilting on the back (fleece with a strip of the front’s fabric). It is the most complicated quilting I’ve tried yet, and it’s only given me appetite for more. Perhaps I’ll attempt a free motion quilting soon?

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Det er måske lidt svært at se, men stjernerne og zigzaggen i kanten er quilted med to typer glimmertråd – man kan aldrig få glimmer nok, vel?

It is perhaps a bit difficult to see, but the stars and the zigzag on the edge are quilted with two types of sparkly thread – you can never have enough sparkle in your life, right?

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