Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Alphabet Quilt

Last year I finished this adorable Alphabet Quilt from fabrics my Mom had in her stash. I was playing with trapunto at the time and the alphabet quilts really work well. After I finished the quilt, I was searching thru my Mom's stash for fabric for a different project and came across more of the alphabet fabric. I was so excited!

I found the actual panel at the local Quilt Show last January and added the red sashing. My Mom's fabric completed the borders and backing.

I used the same quilting, a small meander, but I decided not to do a full trapunto this time. I am both happy and sad about that. The quilt is very soft without of the extra puff, but the texture of the extra puff is fun.

I also added one of my new labels that includes the year made. Love these little tags. Such a fun, quick, and easy way to label your quilt for prosperity.  I used more of the red for the binding and decided to hand-bind it. Creates a real smooth, even finish on the edge.

I love the colors in this one. The red is so bold and the blues and greens are so cheerful. I could stare at it all day, but I really need to get more done before it's time to round the kids up from school.

I'm linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for TNT, Crazy Mom Quilts for FF, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict for TGIFF. Time to party!


  1. I applaude your choice of the red for the sashing. The colors complement perfectly the alphabet panel. The quilt is stunning. :-)

  2. Very pretty and cheerful. That red really pops and I love the frame it creates on the quilt. Great job!

  3. Love this! I have the same panel, but no matching fabric, so I'm doing a paper pieced border of green, yellow and navy, and around that a border of checkerboards in green, yellow, navy and red, with paper pieced stars in the corners. Hopefully it turns out well, but I love yours. cdahlgren at live dot com