I knew about this fabulous little pantograph called Alphabet Soup, and it was on sale on the Digi-tech website, so I bought it. It is so cute and it will be used again for more children's quilts. I used my favourite OMNI-V thread in the top, French Pastry, by Superior.
This quilt is puffy and it is cuddly and some wee baby is going to love it. I decided to put a sleeve on the back for two reasons......it is a very heavy quilt for a baby and maybe who ever receives it may want to hang it on a wall. I had a piece left-over from the bottom so I folded it in half and stitched it down.
I don't think throughout the entire quilt an "a" or a "b" or a "c" actually hit one of the letters on the quilt, but it came close.
These are all lower case letters so I wanted them smaller than the ones I used.
I opted to use the same fabric for the letters for the binding.
It is from a line called Up and Away, by Cheri Stole who designs for Northcott
That leaves me with more of that lovely "heart" fabric in my stash.
Here it is. All done
I love it and have to thank Lynda Huggins in New Mexico for all the help with the wording on the quilt. She loves playing word puzzles. A joint effort.....love it!
Where there were large open areas, I decided to put little birds like the ones in the "blueish" fabric. I did the tail and head feathers after the quilting, not something I would recommend. You will note they are resting......I opted not to do legs.