Babyboom in my area! So I am making gifts of course. I made another divided basket from the pattern I bought from Noodlehead. It's a great pattern, easy to follow and lovely results! This time I even added front pockets. I have two more to go. I ordered the iron on names at my favorite place, I think they add a really personal touch. I also added a burp cloth to go with the basket basket.
This one I made last year, without the front pocket.
We have been waiting for it to snow, but not much so far. I guess there are parts in the world where they would be glad there was no snow for a few days in winter, but in Holland we always wish for snow, or enough frost to go ice skating. But this winter (and last) we had no such luck. Making a snowball block may help right? Because our sledges and snowboots are ready to go!
FWQ #79 Silver Lane
FWQ #80 Single Wedding Star
FWQ #82 Snowball
Only 29 to go, whatever will I do after a full year and a half of making farmers wife blocks?Pin It
I had shown you the top before here, but now I have finished the whole quilt. After machine quilting the ditches of the blocks for some sturdiness I have handquilted in the blocks. I used several colors in pink and turquoise/green. I didn't really have a plan I just had some fun on the couch watching some of my favorite series (including homeland, scandal, etc.). I always love doing it, though I'm still no expert on keeping the stitches even. But, who looks at it that close up?
I've bound it wit some hot pink and white clovers, and the backing is a favorite Ikea fabric. The quilt isn't that big, but it is a perfect lapsize I think, for snuggling under on the couch. It will be for my dear friend Inge. The sun came out just long enough to take some pictures! All the blocks have their own character and are beautifully made by my fellow bee members. My favourite block is the little handmade star, made by my quilting friend Lotje (slootjesschilder) by hand on her camping holiday to Scotland. I imagine her sitting in front of her tent on a Scottish more stitching the little star. This is such an creative, feisty, cosy, interesting, feminine, international, petite quilt, just like Inge, they are a perfect pair.