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« on: January 09, 2010 07:53:21 PM »

My first shared project!  Grin A dear friend is having her first baby in mid-February so I couldn't resist stitching this sheet and blanket set for her baby's cot. The pattern is from a book called "Embroidery: Contemporary and Traditional Crafts" with designs by Penny Black, India Flint and Vicki Porter.

The animals were very simple to stitch - mostly stem stitch with a little bit of backstitch. I think the whole project took about 15 hours. The sheet is white cotton poplin and all the animals were stitched with perle 5 cotton. The animals were stitched to a band and attached to the sheet in the same way bias binding is attached.

The blanket is yellow flannette, also stitched with perle 5 cotton. The animals were stitched straight on the blanket, then a backing piece was sewn on wrong-sides-together. The piece was turned right-way-out then quilted with running stitch around the edges and in the middle. This was hardest part for me - I have never quilted before and I find sewing straight lines hard  Cheesy

My favourite part of the finished set were the chickens on the blanket :-)

Thanks for looking! Questions, advice and comments welcome.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 08:04:04 PM »

awww....these are adorable!

WIST it up babee...WIST and shout!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010 12:30:16 AM »

Cute! I also like the chickens, but the tiger stripes are my favourite I think.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010 09:28:19 AM »

That is just too adorable!

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