I have chosen “Allt blev ljust igen” (everything got light again) (56”*80”) this time because it’s one of my all time favourite quilts.Add the fact that I have just washed it, and it was not raining for a few hours yesterday so I could get pictures and the choice was quite easy. The quilt is not really that special to look at; simple circles machine appliquéd onto squares and backed with fleece, and yet it carries lots of warm memories and hope for the future.
The quilt is an interpretation of the song “Varmt igen” (warm again) by the Swedish artist Peter Jöback (originally by Per Gessle), made back in 2005 for daughter’s 18th birthday. This song offered comfort at a time when we were waiting for life to get warmer and lighter and has been a favourite of mine ever since. You can listen to (and your eyes won’t hurt either) the song here.
Another side of the story is that the quilt did not really hit home with daughter’s, at the time, pink taste so it has been residing on our couch ever since I made her a new pink one. Somehow I couldn’t make warmth and light using pink; you need something cold to set off warmth, don’t you.(Fabric scraps from the coat I made for her for 17. of May when she was 3, from her dress, from the doll cloths I made, from other quilts I’ve made for her, fabrics bought by my parents while travelling; you get the picture)
I am very happy with the trade; yeah; I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy just looking at it.
You can see the rest of the online quilt show here
and to all my Norwegian friends: Hurra for 17. mai!