Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Finnish Finish!

After nearly four months with hardly a stitch sewn, I have been making up for lost time. I also finished this on Sunday, the recipient's first birthday. I hope little P.S.C. enjoys cuddling up with this quilt - he was so cuddly when I visited him in London last month. It's finally on its way to England now!


The quilt is 37.5"x52.5". The machine quilting is rather quick and dirty - there is a star where the horizontal and vertical darker rows cross, surrounded by concentric stars. The scraps in this quilt come from many projects, including: seven sets of coasters, a table runner, two chickens, an owl, and a turtle, an unfinished wedding quilt, three other baby quilts, several charity blocks, and one wall-hanging. These projects now live in at least seven countries and three US states! I wrote some of this down for little P.S.C.'s mom - I know she'll enjoy getting a little of this quilt's history - we once did a presentation together at a conference that connected quilts with rewriting in literature.

12 comments:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

A true scrap quilt indeed! I always love "connecting" my quilts together with scraps from previous projects. I am sure the little boy will just love the quilt!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Libby said...

Now that is a quilt with some international flare *s* I'm sure it will be much loved.

SiouxSue said...

Lovely quilt! I see it's already Tuesday in Finland...still Monday here in East Tennessee!

Diana said...

Lovely job--I keep admiring the mixture of brights and muted colors. This will keep the little one warm and snuggly for a long time! *s*

Tonya R said...

ta dah! marvelous. love that you're including all that information on the jet-setting fabric assortment.

Linda_J said...

Well done, Jen! Onto its new owner and one to cross of the "to-do" list.

ruth said...

Gorgeous quilt, and it's truly international.

Passionate Quilter said...

What a neat and different way to use your scraps! And great job for getting it done!

Lily said...

Oh well done!!! I am sure the little fella will just love it.

And good on you for not being so predictable with the mothers theme!

Bea said...

I´m shure it´s a quilt with all your love and if you once meet the little girl, you can tell her many stories from this and that fabric´s in this lovely quilt.

Patti said...

What a nifty little baby quilt with a wonderful story about the fabrics! A real treasure for the little one.

You certainly have been busy! Congratulations on all you've been accomplishing while I've been "away" from blog reading.

YankeeQuilter said...

I really like this quilt. I am sure he will love it.