In between all my hand piecing projects lately, I have been designing and making up a quilt for a friends daughter. My friend had chosen gorgeous British fabrics (her daughter adores London!), in red, white, blue and black/grey. Her daughter is young and a self confessed tomboy (she is a beautiful girl) who wanted her last name on the quilt. I decided to use a brick wall design and try and 'graffiti' her name on, in fabrics of course! (click on pic to get a closer view)
I've never tried fabric writing before, so I don't know that I was overly successful, but I'm pretty happy with it now the quilt is together.
A little harder to see is the 2012 which initially I sewed in upside down and made it read 2102!! Glad I spotted that before I went too much further, so only a little bit of unpicking!
I had some leftover 'bricks', so they went into the back of the quilt.
I will probably quilt this fairly simply, perhaps straightlines across the bricks and maybe some zigzagging across the name and date. It's a fairly large quilt (roughly 87" x 77") so it may take a little while to quilt!
I don't usually go for these colours, but it has been a lot of fun to create something a little out of my comfort zone and to try something new. I hope she likes it. xo