Thursday, 15 December 2011

Robbie's Alphabet Calligram Quilt

Finally finished: the Alphabet Calligram Quilt I first mentioned in May 2010 and planned to make for Robbie's 4th birthday. Here is the proud owner (who turned 5 in September):

It has 26 calligrams, one for each letter in the alphabet. I designed them all myself and had them printed on fabric at Spoonflower. The fabrics are for sale here (Calligrammar collection) and here (Calligrammar 2 collection). I have had quite a few of the calligram designs made into thermofax screens which I use to make art cards and stretched prints (and soon t-shirts as well, I hope) for my Blue Jacaranda shops on MadeIt and Etsy.

I finished the quilt with a thin black binding. I think I will add Robbie's name, the name of the quilt and the date to the empty green squares at the bottom, next to the Zebra.

Robbie loves his quilt! But I realised once again that I really do not enjoy making bed-sized quilts (even if it is a small bed!) so this definitely will be the last large quilt in a long time!

I have done some screen printing yesterday with an exciting new design which I hope to show you soon...

To be continued!


Sue Dennis said...

Looks great, love the colours.

Petra said...

Helemaal schattig (Robbie dan).... dat mag toch nog op deze leeftijd?
En goed dat de quilt af is, voordat tie uit z'n bedje is gegroeid. Je bent al verder dan ik ben:-))
Quilt = mooi! Groetjes Petra

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Linda. Robbie's quilt is adorable, such cheerful colors. Happy holiday stitching!
best, nadia

Jantine said...

Wat een geweldige quilt! Ik vind alleen het idee al zo leuk ;-). Heerlijk dat die af is!