finally i did it.
it´s finished - the baby quilt for my little nephew.
detail shots and backside pictures can be found on flickr, as usual.
it´s machine quilted, because of the squillions of seams... i don´t think i could have quilted it by hand - it was painful enough to do it this way, even though dh built my sewing table so i´d be able to sink the machine for quilting (i just have to say it again: he´s so talented, my very own tim taylor!).
the binding is sewn by hand, of course. i´m not THAT lazy...
in the end i´m almost satisfied with how it turned out. oh, yes... it could be better, i know. i recognized mistakes in sewing as well as in quilting, but after all the pain with cutting, sewing and non-sticking appliqués it´s the best you can get. to be honest: in the end i just wanted to have it off the table.
i named the quilt "der sichere hafen" (meaning "the safe harbour"), as this is what family and friends should be and hopefully always will be. i think that is why my sister wanted a lighthouse as theme for little ians quilt.
now you may keep your fingers crossed that my sister and the baby really will like what i did...