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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Non-quilty sewing

A couple of friends are expecting a daughter in about two and a half weeks. Tradition in the family is that the baby is to sleep in a basket. But Mum wasn’t too pleased with the cover on it – a faded purple and pink strawberry print. So she asked me if I could make something else… preferably white. This is what I came up with:

I think it turned out really pretty – and I had fun making it! I did get a confirmation that I’m a quilter, not a seamstress, though ;o)

Happy sewing!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

18 comments:

Guðrún said...

I am sure she will sleep very well in it now.

Gudveig HN said...

Trodde først det var du som ventet deg en liten... til jeg begynte å lese. Lekker sak! Det blir flott å legge den lille jenta oppi der! De blir nok beundret av mange....

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Very cute! My granny vibrations are moving...

Laila said...

It looks so nice. I think the little girl will love it. ;-)

paula, the quilter said...

I think it looks good. Sometimes we need that kind of confirmation don't we? I get asked repeatedly to mend someones clothes because I "know how to sew". I'm sorry, I'm a quilter I don't mend.

Karol-Ann said...

It's beautiful!

atet said...

It's lovely -- and I know just what you mean. I do make some clothes -- but it's just for fun, not because I'm good at it :0).

Teresa said...

Perfect..absolutely perfect. I know Momma-to-be is thrilled. I do so love your feathered star blocks and you do such nice precise piecing. Can't wait to see the quilt you make with these. How big are the blocks?

Sara said...

Very pretty, I really like it.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

You are doing good Anne ida this was adorable. im beeing a grandmother everyday now and they have got a cradle that all my children have slept in. the cradle have a history back to 1870

Connie W said...

I love the fresh look of white. It's very pretty.

Suzie said...

It looks so pretty, just perfect to welcome a little girl! I understand what you mean, quilters are often aswed to sew and mend clothes, but what we do is something different!!!I wish everybody could understand that!...

Sonnja said...

Beautiful!!!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
From the Netherlands

LC said...

Bless the baby who sleeps in this! They will feel the love and not care a whit if the stitching is perfect. It is pretty too. And I love those three feathered stars! Wow. If you set them on point with plain blocks, you won't have to make so many?

Paula gave me the answer I need for my 35 year old son who sometimes says, "Can you mend this..." LOL "I'm a quilter... I don't mend!" Thanks, Paula.

quiltygal said...

Very pretty.....when pregnant with my first I covered a bassinet just like this one.... made everything coordinated & the baby never slept in it....she screamed everytime I put her there.....my mum said its cos she cannot see out of it she is nosy!! so she slept in her pram & I kept her nappys in it!! Congrats on your quilt being picked for the Sylvias sampler book.....very well deserved as it is sooooo beautiful
Claire

meggie said...

It is lovely. It will be perfect for the new little angel.
I love you 'sick quilt' you have made a wonderful job of finishing it. Also your wonderful feathered stars are very pretty.
Your quilt for the book is just spectacular! Safe travels for it!

Valerie said...

I think you did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing. I bet that was a job!

Rose said...

You did a wonderful job with it sweetie, no wonder they were so pleased!! Glad you had fun with it!! I love white for a newborn!!
Big hugs xxx