Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Little Alphabetty

Hello.  Ericka here.  It is my pleasure to be writing at the blog of my favorite local fabric shoppe.  Most regularly scheduled days I write at  There I share my creative adventures; including sewing, photography, and crafting with kids.


Awhile back, I spotted Anna Maria Horner's needleworks fabric in Sew to Speak.  I knew immediately I wanted to use that concept with other fabrics.  I thought of Lucie Summer's Summersville line that has been wildly popular among the online craft community.  I have friends and family with babies due in the near future and thought the combination of her fabric and embroidery could make a fantastic personalized gift for any baby.

I chose the Alphabetty print in seafoam and Anna Maria's new pearl cotton box sets by Anchor.  The box sets provide a lovely color palette to work with.  The blues in the Reflecting Pool colorway corresponded nicely with the color of the fabric.  I used a few of my favorite stitches, including french knot, chain stitch, and satin stitch, to fill in each letter.


A comfy baby quilt highlighting my hand stitching will be in the works soon.  I will probably bring in a few more Summersville prints and some great coordinating solids.  Oh the potential! As soon as I finished all 26 letters, I grabbed Tula Pink's Turtle Bay fabric in cream and set to stitching.  It is still a work in progress, but as it is a direct result of the above project, I thought I would share.

Sew to Speak carries a variety of fabrics that have potential for this application.  Stop in and see what strikes your fancy.  In the meantime, happy Sewing!


butwehavethistreasure said...

I love this and I'm inspired to look at other fabrics and see how I can add embroidery to them!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to add an extra personal touch to a project!

April Rhodes said...

Love it! Thanks again Ericka!

Janelle said...

Ericka, your embroidery is so beautiful and inspiring!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a clever and unique use of Summersville. The embroidery is beautiful!