Friday, March 27, 2015
Whew! It's finished! April's goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes has been reached!
I feel like I've done a stitching marathon with this one. It took many many hours; many more than I ever thought it would. By the time I got to the horizontal sashing and all the low volume prints on the back I was working with scraps which always takes longer.
Here's the front of my Alphabet Sampler Quilt. Most of the letters and filler blocks were made by members of my bee, Coast to Coast Quilters.
This is the the back--it's a giant quilt label. Measured the label section incorrectly and then calculated the size for the patchwork squares sections based on the wrong numbers so it's a lot bigger than it needs to be. Ooops! My long arm quilter always teases me that I can't ever get the backing sized correctly, so this is just further proof that she's right! ; )
The patterns for the letters, symbols and numbers are from Moda's Spell It With Fabric Blog Hop.
Most of my prints are from Folklore by Lila Ashbury, although a lot of others have been tossed in the mix. The quilt will finish at about 60 X 68. I'll be sending it off for long arm quilting next week.
Yay! I reached the finish line before the last day of the month!
Happy Spring Stitching!