So I showed my friend her quilt to be and despite my reservations she loved it!!! She couldn't see what my problem was and told me I was too critical of my own work! Phew! It has now become a Christmas pressie!
Just to fill you in I traced the letters of his name on to fusible web and ironed it on to my chosen fabric. I downloaded the letters of the web. Then I cut out the fabric letters and peeled off the paper and ironed them on to the quilt. (Note that this was at the very beginning of the quilt i.e before I basted the quilt).
For the sailboats I drew and cut out a template on card traced the required number of boats and sails on to more fusible web and again ironed them on to my chosen fabric, in this case little sailboats.
I basted the quilt but this time I thought I would use special safety pins but I am not happy with the outcome. I obviously did not use enough pins and as a result the quilt moved because I had a fair bit of rucking.
If any of you have any advice re: using safety pins I would be more than happy to hear your experience/advice. PLEASE!
At any rate I am glad my friend likes it, that really is the main thing. I have had to put it to the side though to finish my pink giraffe quilt, deadline looming and then another order which was the jewelry roll.
How cute is this fabric?