This small quilt represents my time as a mom of two toddlers. My children were three and one and I was at home with both of them one day. They were watching a film about Emil – one of Astrid Lindgren’s many well loved characters.
To the eye of a grown up the set and decor is a joy - the clothing, and interiors of early 20th century Sweden. And of course the log cabin quilts covering the beds. Even Lina, the maid, has a quilt.
I grabbed my bin of scraps and found a favorite blue and white stripe for borders, similar to Alma’s, Emil’s mother’s, clothing.
The whole thing was put together in those few precious moments of quiet time. A+J were happy watching their movie, and I was peacefully sewing.
I never found the time then to quilt it by hand – finding time for that seemed an impossible task… My skills in machine quilting were not very good. So it is roughly quilted by machine.