In this Lovely Year of Finishes my goal for February will be to finish my Pippi quilt top. The blocks for this quilt were made by my fellow members of the Cocorico bee. These are the wonderful blocks I received.
You can see them more closely in this Flickr gallery.
I asked for blocks of any size between 10" and 14" in any direction which doesn't make the finishing easier. I will have to add sashings in different sizes to create blocks that will go together more easily.
Also I want to add two more details to the quilt: Mr. Nilsson, Pippi's monkey and a bottle with a letter in it (that's how Pippi communicates with here father, the king of Taka Tuka Land). The monkey was drawn up by Annabel, who unfortunately had to drop out of the bee, so I made a paper piecing pattern from her drawing. I've also already made a little pattern for the letter bottle, after some oil and vinegar bottles I made for Lauree for the same bee.
To make sashings, an outside border and binding for the quilt I ordered these fabrics from SewFreshFabric on Etsy. Very Pippi-like and Swedish I think.
So that's my goal. I think it will be a lot of work, but a lot of fun too, so... let's get to it!