Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Quilt Started

I absolutely can't help myself.  Really.  I don't say that lightly.  I really get my quilting fix by piecing.  And I just can't seem to stop starting new tops.  A design idea or pattern gets going around in my mind and I just can't wait to get started on it.  So - I did - again.  Be sure to biggie size the pictures so you can see the fabrics.

Word Quilt for Grace

This is a quilt that I've started for my beautiful, awesome granddaughter Grace Kaye Ann.  She will be seven on February 26th and pink is her very best, favorite color.  Or so she says.

A couple of weeks ago Thelma at Cupcakes and Daisies wrote a blog post about starting a Christmas quilt using words.  And that one post started my mind thinking quilt for Grace.  I already had the letter patterns from making the Temecula Quilt Company sew a long quilt Little Letters and having the letter patterns was half the battle.  So here is the start of my word quilt.

As I've been making progress on this I've been trying to decide exactly how big to make it.  Do you have any idea how many different sizes are out there for twin size quilts.  I am also figuring out how to make each row come out the same length.  I'll need to put in some filler strips.  I have been making the star blocks as leader/enders.

A couple of the pinks I have won't work for the letters mostly because the print is to large.  The pink with the kids playing ended up in the snowball blocks and were used as filler blocks for the word Friend.

There are a couple of things I've decided as I've been making the words.  One is that I only want to use white fabrics as backgrounds.  I used a light ecru with the word Love and it really doesn't work for me. That word, as it's made, isn't going to make the front of the quilt.  The word Sweet is still iffy.  It's a little dark and busy.  It will stay on the wall until I get some more words made.  I figure there will be other dark words so Sweet may fit in just great.

And there you have it.  I need to decide on a couple more 4" block patterns for fillers and what size it will end up.  I will say that the words are going quickly.  All except for the letter F.  I'm convinced that they gave the wrong cutting sizes. 

If you think about putting together your own word quilt one of the things I did was Google "positive and encouraging words" and believe it or not there are sites that give you lists in alphabetical order.  And not just thesaurus sites either.

Have a great Tuesday!



Podunk Pretties said...

Love this quilt! I've seen so many "spell it" quilts in the past few weeks. It's getting harder to resist starting one of my own.

clarel said...

Looking good!