|So - not the best shot, but you can see the log cabin pattern!|
It is hard to take a good picture of the whole quilt in her room, so here are a bundle of close-ups!
|M is for mermaid|
For the binding, I used a thin stripe in sage green and cream that matches the spot fabric I used for the embroideries. A Spotlight special, which was even better!
For some of the blocks, I added new designs - including M is for Mermaid, and U is for Unicorn. Princess tells me that she doesn't like the mermaid's hair, because it looks like an ice-cream. Right, because that's what I was thinking of when I did it?!
|Q, R, V and W|
This is first time I have tried hand quilting. I machine quilted first, in the ditch of the blocks, and then I hand quilted with variegated thread in the middle of the first strip of the log cabins. I ended up being a lot more consistent with my stitching near the end. And, to be honest, hand quilting wasn't that painful! I used this Sarah Fielke tutorial as a guide. I may even hand quilt again ...
|I, J, N and O|
I used a mix of all sorts of fabrics for the log cabins, and then split them into blue/greens and pink/purples. Those of you with a keen eye for liberty lawn will notice there is even a few strips of my precious liberty stash included.
|U is for unicorn - because every alphabet quilt needs a unicorn|
And some Heather Ross wild flowers and briar rose. Princess doesn't know how lucky she is!
|X marks the spot|
|S, T and X|
With the onset of Frozen, the snowflake has become a favourite too.
The quilt is on the wall above Princess' bed. It is all very pink friendly ...
|Yes I must replace those thumb tacks with a proper hanger at some point ...|
This quilt was such a lot of work, but I have been very, very proud of finishing it - all the embroidery and then the blocks too. The log cabins were made with 1.25" strips, so that the blocks finished at 8" once they were sewn together. It was a labour of love, but I am pleased I did not rush it in the end. Also, I have learned to enjoy embroidery (who would have thought, right?!).
So, if you have finished your quilt too (or even the top), link up and show me. The link party ends on 14 September, so that will have to be the last date. Hubby will randomly pick a winner, who will receive an unexpected treat - so make sure I can contact you.
An InLinkz Link-up