Our baby blanket is full of entertaining characters. We have done quite a few, but let’s not forget all the numbers. The numbers count. Haha.
By the way, I discovered that the spelling of the baby’s name was incorrect. Thank goodness for family texts that showed up with her name spelled differently. I had to rip out the embroidery and redo two of the letters. Luckily, this was just before getting ready to finish stitching the binding around the edges and quilting it on the sewing machine. Here is the initial layout design where I spelled her name Liera.
It fit with the letters between the leaves and vine.
Here it is redone with the “i” and “e” changed around. Whew.
The baby blanket embroidered characters start with a ladybug and ends with a lucky shamrock to fill this blog page.
L is for ladybug,
M is for moon,
O is for octagon,
octopus, orchid (already shown on the previous page),
P is for puppy,
R is for rectangle,
S is for shamrock,
You may have noticed that the red checker binding on the blanket was covering part of the shamrock image. Darn. When I quilted the backing onto the sheet I discovered that the backing wasn’t as long as the embroidered sheet. Ooops.
The most enjoyable part of making a baby blanket for me is to draw the creatures, you know, the alphabet suggestion images for learning to read. I came real close to getting the majority of the alphabet on the blanket when I was done. Only missing 7 of the letters – E, G, J, N, Q, V, X, and Z. Maybe I should plan better the next time to get all the letters in. Forethought and planning. Hmmm.
F is for fish,
flamingo, and frog,
H is for hand,
horse, hummingbird, (and orchid above it)
I is for ice cream,
K is for kitten,
The characters continue on till the blanket is full of fun things to point at and talk about.