Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Abecedary Quilt

The abecedary quilt is complete! What's more, I found a use for my over-abundance of novelty prints. Admittedly, some letters were more of a challenge to pair with fabric that others.
This quilt is constructed entirely of 3" and 4" Drunkard's Path blocks and rectangles. My inspiration came from a modern font and Jacquie Gering's Peace quilt. For the quilting, I used Aurifil 50 wt in Very Dark Navy to stitch echoing lines 1/2" apart. In hindsight, I think I would have drawn 1/4" around each letter, and done an all-over fill. But as Angela Walters says, "Finished is better than perfect."
The background and backing is Kona Navy, and the binding is a tossed letter and number fabric from a ways back.
I'm teaching a class on June 11, if you live near Albuquerque, and would like to make your own Abecedary. For those who aren't local, I'll be listing the pattern in my Craftsy shop soon.
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10 comments:

  1. There are some really fun and cute prints in the letters; this looks like a great quilt for playing eye spy AND for tackling curves.

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  2. I just love this! I am on the look out to buy this pattern when it is finished!

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  3. I have been doodling my own curvy alphabet, but you have actually made one! It looks great.

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  4. It turned out so well! Looks like a fun quilt to collect (or dig through your stash) for and to make!

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  5. Love your quilt!! I love the novelty prints in the letters to match the letters: brilliant!! And let us know when the pattern is ready: I have to have this one! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  6. What a cute alphabet quilt, great pattern!

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  7. That different font makes your ABC quilt quite unique and special. Congratulations!!

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  8. Okay, this is SOOOO aweseome. I want to make one exactly like it. I LOVE the idea of matching the novelty prints to the letters.

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  9. Love the idea of matching novelty prints with the letters and the blue background! Great finish!!

    -Soma

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