Hey you! Please stop in for a minute to visit...
That's Smokey the Bear waving "hello". He was my bedtime bear at grandma's house. I do so love him. Oh, and the lamp beside him? It inspired the colors of Liam's quilt!
I had my fears during the making that an alphabet quilt would be way too young for a boy of Liam's age. But, at 4 1/2 he's actually really into writing letters and creating silly strings of them for me to "read". At first he liked the idea of this quilt, but by the time I mailed it to Stitch he was saying "no", "no", "no".
Sniff. I wasn't going to make him keep it. I had "really" made it for the magazine after all
I don't know if it was the pink hand-me-down comforter he used in the interim (or the times his bed was covered only by a sheet in the hot weather), but when the box arrived from Stitch, Liam eagerly claimed it as his own. I do love how it looks on his bed! But, I'm thinking those curtains (which have since been damaged) and the pictures might be due for a change. How did we ever get by without a mama who sews?
Or maybe it was the cozy flannel backing that won him over...
Well, let me show you a few more details.
"L" is for Liam.
With some letters pinked and straight stitched,
and others satin stitched. All fabric letters also secured by Steam a Seam Lite II. Love that stuff!!! And there are a few hand-stitched felt letters in the mix as well.
The quilting is minimal (I was getting close to that deadline!), but I do love the little patterns it creates at the intersections. Do they make you want peanut butter cookies? Or, maybe that's just me.
The border ups the "manliness" factor with that dark brown. And those meeting stripes? Total luck.
Border is an Eliza stripe by Jennifer Paganelli. Binding is Kona Paprika.
Focal letter prints are Anne Kelle's Remix by Robert Kaufman. Kona Cottons used for solid blocks: Bone, Bahama Blue, Paprika, Earth, Amber and Olive.
Well, thanks for visiting! We're going to get ready for afternoon schoolgroup now. You enjoy the rest of your day!