I have been saving posting about this quilt until today because it's my own design, got a bit of a story behind it and i'm really pleased with how it has turned out.
Buddy's ABC Quilt
Obviously we were devastated that our tiny boy had to have surgery and we were worried sick but he pulled through brilliantly.
To cut a long story short I decided that a black and white quilt/play-mat would be great for him as he can see contrast in his left eye. I wanted it to be suitable for a child but something that would still suit him as he grows up so the alphabet was perfect.
Babies learn so much through feel and texture that I wanted to incorporate this into the quilt but I wanted to do it all in cotton and keep it subtle. So I decided to use a range of techniques for the alphabet
Applique - blanket stitched by hand
Applique using zig-zag on my sewing machine
Free motion machine embroidery
I finished it off by making some black piping, using a red, white and black stripe for the binding and red cotton for the quilting
The black and white numbers fabric was a perfect find for the border
I love the backing fabric, something I picked up a couple of years ago when we visited the in-laws in Australia.
All in all i'm very happy with this quilt, Buddy snuggles up under it on the sofa or as he has just learnt to sit on his own so he can now sit and play on it. He is doing wonderfully and is the happiest, smiliest baby you will meet, we are utterly blessed to have two such wonderful little boys.
I'm going to sit back with a large cup of something now and enjoy all of the amazing quilts that are being entered into the Bloggers Quilt Festival
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