This was for a friend who loves flamingos. When I found the border fabric, the work began. The lettering is from Anita Shackelford's A Quilter's Alphabet book. The padding and quilting are hand done. I used Sulky Blendables 12 wt for the outlining of the letters and Mettler 40 wt for the background quilting and the border.
Here's a detail of the back. This was the quilt I was searching for the backing fabric to make the sleeve--I never did find it. So the binding and sleeve match. Normally I place the label in the lower right hand corner, but that would have covered up some of the flamingos. So I put it on the middle left side. You can just see the edge of it in the picture.
The entire piece measures 17.5 x 9.5 inches, and was a resounding success. Although small, it proves that good things come to those who wait. I started this in 2006 and finished it in 2009. The label was added in 2010.