Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is in the Air!


Spring has finally sprung here in Denmark! These small Eranthus blooms are always the first to pop up in the garden! They are such a beautiful and welcome sight to see after a long winter! Our garden is just filled with them!!

Here is our little grandson, Oskar, sporting the vest I recently knit for him! It's a nice and easy pattern that really fits babies well! It's done in ribbing and because of the stretchiness of the rib, fits over a span of many months!
It's knit in Alpacca yarn.

Speaking of our little Oskar, here are some pictures of his baby quilt made by Grandma! I used some cute Beatrix Potter fabric and framed the fussy-cut prints with blue and off-white. I wanted a soft, subtle look for this quilt and finished it off with hand-quilted hearts in the inner square, around the blocks and finally ducks and flowers in the outer border. I was happy with the results!





8 comments:

karenfae said...

bet you are glad - I am so happy it is spring here even if we are still having on and off again warm weather. Today it is warm and I'm enjoying it!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Stina said...

Oh...you are so way before us... but the sun have shined today and its melting pretty much... Woohooo..:o) making me feel so much happier!!
Enjoy your flowers ...:o)

Lynda said...

Hi Mary Ann - little Oskar is such a cutie. Love the quilt you made him - can't go wrong with Beatrix Potter and the colours are lovely.

Stephanie said...

What a sweet quilt. Love the duckie quilting motif. We had our first daffodils bloom in Ohio yesterday. Very thrilling.

aprilsatelier said...

The flowers are lovely! How nice to see signs of Spring. As a half-Dane living in Michigan, I so appreciate your blog! I was just in Denmark again last summer and miss it so much. And Oskar is adorable; what a gorgeous vest. Enjoy those warmer, longer days! :-D

Knot Garden said...

Oskar is gorgeous and he looks such a happy baby! He obviously loves his new vest and quilt. The Beatrix Potter fabric is just right and the colours so lovely and soft.

linéa said...

Absolutley lovely!
And your dear jane.... wow.
:-)

ranette said...

Oskar is a real cutie and he looks so sharp in his vest. The quilt you made him is very nice and I love how you quilted ducks into it.