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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Anna's Alphabet

This is the second quilt I've made for our friends Pam and Steve....for their second grandchild. The first was a boy, Will. This time it was a girl: Anna!

So we wanted to make something sweet and girlie...and guess what?! We found a darling collection called "Sweet Baby Girl" from Riley Blake. Dots and flowers and frogs and monkeys and....an alphabet!

Then we found a pattern called "Rumble In The Jungle". We modified it to give more space to the alphabet fabric and to use the set of fabrics we had selected.

Here it is:

I did stiple quilting in white, since most of the background color is white. Did not quilt on the green monkey and frog fabrics, nor on the sashing, so they all pop out.

Then my design consultant said that "it must have a lace trim".  So we hunted for just the right one and finally found one that had the exact same color orange woven in!!! Serendipity. So that was machine-sewn right over the binding.

A monogram patch in the corner and it's ready to go.

Have fun, Anna!