Sunday, May 21, 2006

Playing with alphabets

Yesterday afternoon the fancy took me to do something completely different - I've been stitching hexagons over paper for England for the past 5 months and lots of hand applique too.

Anyway whilst browsing through the blogs I usually drop into now and again I rediscovered Tonya's lovely free pieced letters and thought I'd give them a try.

The above is the result of a good 3 to 4 hours stitching throughout yesterday evening.

This morning I couldn't sleep so got up around 7.45 am and worked on putting them together - here is the result

Not sure how I'll quilt this but quilte fancy just free motion quilting, writing the alphabet all over in lower case.

Now I have the germ of an idea to stitch a 'Liverpool FA Cup Winners' quilt for my little boy who worships the ground Steven Gerrard walks on.

I can envisage it in Red and White with some yellow which are the club colours with the names of the whole squad on a single bed sized quilt.

I'd better not tell him I've had the idea or else he'll be nagging the pants of me to get on with it.


Tracey said...

Wow! You are fast!! That's a really neat quilt! :o)

Fiona said...

Lovely quilt and I the colours are great too. I'll bet your little boy would love a Liverpool quilt - he'll be the envy of all his friends.

Lucy said...

I love this quilt.. The alphabet turn out so nice . Like the borders

ForestJane said...

Nice sampler! And all done in a night? Wow!

I love the borders too. :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, you are fast! Love your fabric choices - the letters really pop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just had a nice time reading yours - rather than leave a comment on each entry, I will just say that your work is wonderful! Unbelieveable cable applique - you have lots of patience!



Helen in the UK said...

Love your letters - that's something on my 'to do one day' list :)