Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Applique Letters


Remember my good friend Shannon who just made her first quilt ever? Well she had her baby shower on Saturday. It was a beautiful day so it was set up outside the host's house, and we ate delicious food, played fun games (I even won one - the prize? A pack of gladioli bulbs which are already in my garden! Yay!) and gave gifts. What else could I do but make my usual monogram applique letters. I had forgotten about the shower so ran out of time to needleturn them, but raw-edge applique does the trick too, and from my experience, people seem to like it better. I knew the baby would eventually be in a room with his big brother, and it just didn't seem right that only the baby had his initial on the wall so big brother got one too. I knew from the quilt Shannon made what colors to use, and I was able to do some fun square-quilting on them. Lots of fun! Can't wait to meet the new baby in just a week's time :)

9 comments:

Nedra said...

Great job on the appliqued letters. And I love how the baby clothes are strung on the clothes line behind the mama. I'll have to remember that one.

Karen said...

Look at your cute letters...very charming;) The diaper cake is very fun, too;)

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Those are WAY cute! ooxx`jodi

Pam said...

What a great idea! I love these letter appliques and can see making them for many occasions.

busy lizzie said...

They are so cute. you are very clever. Still havent had a crack at quilting! Busy with frou frou. Little Busy's first Holy communion and confirmation this Saturday.

Mel said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

I love the applique letters...so cute..have you posted about them before? Is there glass in the frame? These would make great gifts!

Brenda said...

As always, a lovely project. Now when you have your next babIES I will make you SOME! LOL! Unless she's looking for some sitters...I'm always available for newborns...y'know, rocking and smooching and rocking and smellin' the babies head...oh how I miss the baby smell...It's been too long!

Ahlquist Family said...

Joanna, I love those!!! You know I will never learn how to quilt, but I might just have to pay you to make some of these for my kids!!! So cute! :)