It is done and it is looking Good !!
DD2 is in the Netherlands at the moment, on a choir tour, arrived in Maastricht (sp?) today.
Before she comes home on Friday I will make her bed with clean sheets and put her quilt over.
Nothing says welcome home like a fresh made bed.
In Norway we do not sleep under quilts.
Well, I do, in winter, under duvet + quilt + open window.
We use our quilts more for decorations.
We do not have many old quilts in Norway.
Most quilts that were used were used to the very last thread, Norway being a poor country until after WW2.
I have also been told that when tuberculosis were common one had to burn all the bed clothes in the houses where the disease hit, including covers and quilts.
Some quilts have been found dig down, packed in water resistant material.
I can only imagine some women trying to save their heirlooms.
Hardanger embroidery can also be seen on old bed sheets, as well as monograms and white on white embroidery.
The Norwegian Quilt Association is gathering all the info they can get on old quilts.
The change of mind.
When working on DD2's quilt I thought a 2 colour quilt was not so very exciting to do, even if I used several purples and several whites.
Seeing the finished result I take it back. I think I can do more 2 colour scrappy quilts.
I thought DD2's quilt would make a dent in my purple collection.
Not very much so.
I bought 5 fat quarters for variety but other than that the whole quilt is made from my fabric collection.
I can see it has shrinked, but not as much as I had hoped.
I am contemplating making a double 4-patch like the one Joanne is working on - purple and off whites again maybe ?