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We have just two more sewists to feature in our Oakshott Scandinavia Collection Challenge. We had Deborah’s Scandinavian Friends, Jessica’s pretty Log Cabin Table Topper, Mary’s hand-quilted pillow and Casey’s Gustavian-inspired quilt. Now we have Jennifer Fullerton from Never Just Jennifer with a quilt that honors her Finnish grandmother and her family’s rich Scandinavian heritage.

Jennifer writes, “My paternal grandmother (or Farmor) is from Finland, a country I have had the opportunity to visit four times in my life, and hope to visit again very soon when we can find the time and money to go. I find great inspiration in the simple, clean designs found in the region and really wanted to be able to create something that honors that piece of my heritage and family…

…At first I thought I would make a large quilt inspired by [a] black and white dinner plate and mug… I pieced a couple of arrows and then laid them out to take a picture but what I saw changed my direction completely. The next few nights were spent piecing the rows and then after an emergency trip back to Keepsake to get more Kona Charcoal, and a marathon sewing night ending at around 1:30 a.m., I had a finished top. The next morning it was off to the quilter. Ideally I would have quilted this myself but given the time crunch I thought it was best to have someone else do it for me this time. I got the quilt back just in time to get binding on over the weekend and then enlist the help of my Dad and brother to photograph it. I have to tell you, I’m in love with this quilt.”

Jennifer might write a pattern for her quilt, so head over to Never Just Jennifer and let her know if you want to make your own pretty version of the quilt. Jennifer also has more photos of the quilt, plus a lovely gallery of finished quilts for you to peruse.


We’re so impressed with our challengers! We know you’ll want to head over to their sites for more inspiration:

Don’t forget: We have TWO fat quarter packs to give away! Your comment on any challenge post this week or next qualifies you to enter. Let us know what you love about each challenger’s work or what you will do with the pack if you win.