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I started this quilt back in 2008. The pictures below are from September that year. A year later I finished the top by sewing all the blocks together. And today I finally made a decision on the backing, and finished the simple quilting. For the linen fabric backing I was inspired  by the French book ‘Esprit de famille‘ by Audrey Fitzjohn. I love the red combined with all the natural linen.

Now I only have to decide on the binding and sew it on…. maybe next year?? ;-)

I hope not, as I see myself on an August summer night in my hang chair with a book or crochet project with this strawberry and cream blanket for some comfort.

I thought of a red and white checkered binding, but the fabric I found today, the white was just too white. I think I first have to dig in my stash again to find out if I still have enough of the checkered fabric I used for the top, so I can use that for the binding. Or maybe you have any suggestions for me?

Below some pictures of the work I did in September 2008, when I had the house for myself during a whole week. So I could keep my crafting stuff all around the house whole the time :-)

The pattern is by Heather Bailey.

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5 Comments

  1. kirsty higgins
    on July 3rd, 2010
    1

    Oh my goodness, it is beautiful Petra! So much detailed work, you have a lot of patience. I would love to see the end result. Gorgeous.

    x

  2. erna
    on July 4th, 2010
    2

    wow lovely! perfect for a summer evening on the balcony! You really should try to finish it so you can use it this summer! Red and white checkered binding would be beutiful!

  3. maureen
    on July 4th, 2010
    3

    Echt mooi, de stofjes zijn super!

  4. Penny Peberdy
    on July 4th, 2010
    4

    Love the colours! It’s looking beautiful already!

  5. Zilma Brito
    on May 2nd, 2011
    5

    QUERIA MUITO FAZER UM TRABALHO DESTES E GOSTEI MUITO DE VÊ-LO DETALHADO ASSIM. OBRIGADA.

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