I finished my lovely peek-a-boo quilt. Well almost finished... I made two 'empty houses'. In one of them nobody is home... but in the other I will embroider a little special greeting on before giving the quilt to my sweet friend Michala, who has a rough period and need a good reason to cuddle up and just kick back a bit. Last year was generally a very rough year for her and to be honest this year has not started of any easier. She's not one to give up, but I'm a really strict friend and will tell her to take a bit care of herself now :)
The quilt ended up at approximately 55x68 inches which is perfect to cuddle in watching TV or reading a good book. I made the backing out of fleece scraps and with a cotton batting,. It's so soft and has enough weight to really push you back into your chair telling you to take a break from the business of life :) Despite the fussy cutting there are enough scraps in this quilt to qualify it as a true scrap quilt.
My kids does not want me to give it away. I mean. they love Michala, but they say they need a spare one for when I wash their quilts. Seriously, I don't know what its is about Stephanie's patterns and my boys (and I'm not saying this just because Stephanie reads this - it is really true). By coincidence both boys have a quilt based on Stephanie's patterns (here and here) (To be honest Jens' quilt is more inspired by the actual pattern because I was in such a hurry I laid it up completely wrong and only realised later... But one day I will make another quilt that actually looks as great as it was meant to. In the meantime Jens is totally oblivious to the fact and loves his quilt. It's just me who cringes when I see it.) I've made lots of other quilts in the mean time and yet THIS is the one they don't want to give away.
Anyway, I had a little basting party the other night - seriously - I know whats in each little house by now... I really, really adore this quilt. It started off as a fun project but it has really grown on me.
And today it was light enough for an outdoor picture even after work
And see this... As if the daylight photo wasn't enough for sore eyes, despite the Danish tundra it seems spring can't be held back much longer :)