Thursday 12 September 2013

Alphabet Chart - DONE!

I bet you are all very relieved to see this blog post title - that's it, you'll never have to read about this damn project again!  This is number 14. -  Alphabet chart on the list.  In the comments some have you have called it a quilt, others a book and I realised I'd never actually explained.  It's neither.  It is to be hung on a wall, like the poster versions most kids have.  Want to see it?

I've just realised I never measured it.  Well I must have to cut the interfacing and backing fabric, but I didn't write it down.  Each square was 6", I sewed with a 1/4" seam allowance, making each square 5.5" x 6 across = 33" wide, and 5 tall = 27.5" high.

I took some closer up photos as it's hard to see on the top photo where I was standing on a sofa!

Have you got a favourite square?  Any letters where you would have done a different image?  Do you know what the orange blob is yet Samantha?

I like the rabbit best, but then you already knew that.

I kind of wish I'd kept track of how many hours I put into this project, it was a lot, I can tell you that.  I started it about 3 years ago!

Here it is without the letters added on.  I was also sewing up a little drawstring bag to keep the letters in and, would you believe it, I got it wrong.  I completely messed it up and haven't had a chance to remake it.  It's my goddaughter's birthday on Saturday and I'm not sure when I'm seeing her but I might not have time to make a new one!

Oh, almost forgot!  I twin-needled!  Oh yeah baby.  It's actually really easy, just like normal sewing.  I used pink and yellow threads with white in the bobbin.

I backed it with this very appropriate fabric that I bought about 3 years ago for this alphabet chart and have been sitting on every since.  Phew, I'm exhausted, pass the coffee someone!

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A, B, C, D, E, F and G
H and I
K, L and M
P, R, S, U
T, Y, Z
X and N
O and W
V and Q


Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Woohoo on a fab finish! It looks just great! Love the ladybug, and the quilt, and the whale... and... what's not to love?!

JoJo said...

I love the dog, owl, rabbit and whale!!! It came out so great ! Are you giving it to someone with a baby?

Alison said...

It looks fab, I love the ladybird!


CeLynn said...

Great finish,your goddaughter is sure to love it! It is super cute:)

Sandra :) said...

Would it come as a surprise if I said my favourite letter was Z? LOL!! I like all of the blocks - the whale and ladybug in particular are adorable! I thought it was going to be one of those fold-up books - but I like the wallhanging idea - and I particularly like your twin needle stitching! Surprisingly easy, but it gives such a nice finished look! You did great, grasshopper!! :)

Anna said...

Perfectly cute !

Fiona said...

really really really sweet.. and a lot of work gone into it...

SuperMomNoCape said...

It turned out super cute. I think my favourite is the whale block.

Jane said...

I am so pleased you finished it, and I'm sure it's lovely. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see the photos :-(, just a photobucket message for extra bandwith. I'm sure this is going to be well loved and used over the years

Jane said...

Wendy, it looks wonderful, as I knew it would. I just love the Zip!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

This is so cute! I only wish I had the patience to finish such a lengthy project.

Samantha said...

It's so beautiful! *stifles a sob* You're just so amazing!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Well done, Wendy. My two favourites are the ladybird and the flower, but I think they are all great. Very lucky god-daughter.

Carrie P. said...

it sure is cute!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I've featured your fab alphabet chart today, Wendy.