April 12, 2014

It's Easy as ABC ...

Look what I finished!  Well, not all finished, but all blocks A - Z are done.  I also finished the four filler blocks.  Today I am feeling very productive :)

For this quilt I used low-volume fabrics in the background and solid fabrics for the letters.  Each block will get sashing using the same low-volume fabrics.  I am going to use a larger sashing than in the directions to break up some of the solid black.

Typically, I don't grow attached to my quilts.  It's something I do as a hobby, for entertainment.    Although with this one, I am attached.  This is the first quilt in a long time that I actually want to keep!  Now, I just have to decided, border or none, binding, and backing.   

The "X" is not my favorite, it's actually is bothering me!  The lines are thicker than any other letter.  I am still thinking about reworking this block.  On a happy note, all the other blocks came together very fast and were easy to piece.  I was worried with matching the crazy seams.  Even if they were a little off it would be obvious as the letters would be choppy.  Let's just say Moda did a great job designing the letters, I didn't even use a pin and it all worked out great.  

This quilt is impressive sitting here on the floor.  I think I am going to sit here and stare at if for a while longer.  Enjoy the moment until my next wave of energy.  

Sew long for now, 


  1. I love, love, love your alphabet blocks. I recently bought a book to make them but I just haven't had time yet. Great job!
    My daughter is a middle school language arts teacher in NJ. She had a blog for a while but not anymore.

  2. fabulous job. I have the instructions for the 'spell it with fabric' but haven't started them. Your version might give me a little kick to get going on them. After, of course, I finish the two I have going now.

  3. Oh, I can see why you want to just sit and stare at the letters. That is going to be a really cool quilt. I can't wait to see it with the sashing.

  4. Love this too. It IS a keeper!

  5. Beautiful colors! Love the low volume backgrounds!

  6. Wow, this is fabulous. So striking!