January 13, 2012

Quilt for Johan's kindergarten

Some time ago we went to a parents' meeting in Johan's kindergarten.

Kindergartens in Denmark are fairly inexpensive, compared to what I hear from other countries, as approximately half of the costs are paid by the state, over our tax-system.

However, this does NOT mean that there are plenty of ressources to purchase stuff for (neither for the employees, nor for the children). On the contrary. So, unoffically, they have to ask the parents for help and I volounteered to help them with a little hemming of a set of curtains and when I saw the state of a little, very worn out couch, I secretly decided to make a quilt to cover it and for the kiddos to snuggle with.

So this quilt came to be:
A very easy and fast quilt to make, as it made from a layer cake (10 x 10 inches) of  Riley Blake's Line "Alphabet Soup, Boy" and additional 10 x 10  blocks cut from Erin McMorris' line "Lake Summersault", paired with Kona solids.  I love the bright and happy patterns and colours!
The quilt had to be quite big to cover the couch adequately, so it ended up measuring whopping 92.5'' x 55''!

The back is made from leftovers from the front (only tiny bits!), leftovers from an IKEA cars bedding sheet I had shortened to make bedding for Johan and more Kona solids.

Yes! It was quite windy when I tried to get some decent photos! :)
Gotta love those cars and trucks and busses!
I quilted a dense all-over doodle and the ends with straight line quilting, to ensure that the quilt would be able to withstand the wear and tear and lot of washing such a quilt have to undergo.

And who does not love a striped binding in happy, happy colours!?
I surely cannot :)
The quilt was delivered by Santa's little helper (aka Johan) on December 1st. It was very well received, patted, admired and was immediately used to hide all 12 kiddos under, that is Johan's group!

6 comments:

Katie said...

I love it! It is gorgeous the colours are playful and it is perfect for its purpose ;)
The teachers must love you heaps, and your son will be so proud every time he uses it of his talented mum.

Michele said...

What a lovely quilt! I'm sure they were so happy with your generous gift :-)

Kritta22 said...

Oh my goodness! You are seriously talented!

Uglemors verden said...

Hvor er det flot, måtte lige ind og kigge, da jeg så din kommentar inde hos mig, wauwww! Jeg er stadig meget grøn udi patchwork, så er vildt imponeret :-)
Jeg er ikke så stærk til det engelske, så det blir på dansk, når jeg skriver herinde ;-)
Kh Karina

beaquilter said...

Hi I just awarded you a versatile quilters award here
http://beaquilter.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger.html

Ann said...

Awww, you are all so kind.
Thank you!

And thank you Bea, for the award!!
A post about that will be coming within long :)