Our friends had their first baby in November and when I asked her what kind of quilt she’d liked to have for the baby she said: “Elmer”.
Well. So much the better! I always wanted to make a solids-only version of Elmer! Et voilà:
He really looks like the original from the book:
Above you can see Elmer fused to the background and here he comes “unassembled”:
Then I had to wait for the baby to be born because I wanted to include the name. They named the little boy “Valentin” and this is me during one of our MQG sew-ins:
Can you beleive I acutally embroidered the name?! Me, who hates handstitching?! But as I told you, every name has a “hidden” font. Valentin called for handembroidery.
For the back I chose a simple patchwork of kona cotton solids from various charm packs.
The free motion quilting was once again done with Aurifil thread in light grey. Dogwood design almost all over, I only omitted the elephant.
Instead of using the striped multicolour binding I used in the original Elmer Quilt, I chose a rainbow of solids:
Once again finished with a triple zig zag stitch.
And here you can see him ready to be cuddled and loved:
I somehow feel that this is not the last Elmer Quilt I made… They are just too much fun to make!
Dare to be different!