So, the first item is my Embroidered Alphabet Quilt/Wallhanging, which I started last year, around August/ September time when my sewjo was still awol, and I could barely lift myself off of the sofa. Most of the individual letters come from this fantastic book:
For the background I couldn't resist adding polka dots, what can I say, I am a sucker for polka dots, I love them added to just about anything and everything! After a big debate about the binding, and pretty much everyone thinking I should go for the red solid or red and white, I just couldn't shake the idea there was another option I wanted to use.
So after a little visit to the lovely Susan last week (who also led me astray with a visit to Bramble Patch where I was incredibly restrained!), and asking her opinion with the fabric options, she liked the other option too, so I went with her fantastic judgement (because it agreed with mine, if not I would have ignored her obviously!!!)
This quilt is all the more special because the centre block was taken from a drawing by my older daughter, as a representation of our new family of 4 and a gift for her new little sister!
I've added a little hanging sleeve on the back, and this should be on the wall in the nursery within the next week or so, and the whole space will start to feel a bit more cosy and baby friendly!
I'll be back tomorrow with my next finish, don't want to overwhelm you all at once...