Fiona & Lovey the Llama Finishes
Little baby girl Fiona joined us in September, just a few days earlier than expected. As soon as we learned of her name we started working on a wall hanging project. Featuring mint green and peach letters on a pale gray background, appliqué began in earnest. Black thread was chosen mostly to highlight each letter individually. Lovey the llama wall hanging was also patiently waiting in the works. Should we add Fiona’s name lengthwise next to Lovey’s silhouette or not?
Fiona All the Way
Once all the appliquéd letters were complete, it was time to layer and quilt the wall hanging. Rather than using straight-line quilting, I chose to do a wavy stitch across the name. You can also see the background fabric (kind of) that was used on both pieces.
The choice was twofold. First, I thought that straight-line stitching would show that the letters were not exactly straight. I’m not sure just how straight or crooked they are, but I certainly didn’t want to highlight that. Secondly, Fiona wanted a different look altogether so wavy won out.
We hung Fiona on the front door – it was nice and sunny but the photo turned out dark?? That shot does highlight the wavy quilting, though!
Lovely Llama Loves Fiona
Lovey is a sweet llama. I am certain of that even after the serious looks I received while stitching and quilting her. With Lovey’s long and slim neckline sporting a spiffy salmon-colored scarf, straight-line quilting was required. I have long said that stitching a straight line is an art and one that I do not possess.
While quilting this piece I was listening to an old episode of Diagnosis Murder. It was a particularly compelling episode, the second of a two-part storyline, and I glanced at the TV for one second. Why didn’t I just stop sewing when I looked away? So yeah, Lovey has her own wavy lines albeit unintentional ones. Actually, I corrected myself the next row and now that I’ve shared the whole story, I find it fairly amusing. Here’s Lovey on the front door as well – still kind of a dark photo. Sorry! I just adore the yellow binding around this piece. It’s a nice, soft flannel leftover from another baby quilt project.
Wall Hanging Mailing
Lovey the llama started out as a squirrel project back in August. White it was put on-hold then it is all finished now. Both wall hangings have hang tabs in coordinating colors and will be able to be hung in Fiona’s room any day. Today, off in the mail they go. ♥ ♥
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