Sunday, June 10, 2012

abcdefg.....



i'm drawn to alphabets in quilts, samplers and such, are you?  the next sew along will be an antique inspired alphabet sampler quilt with a few of my own creative changes......this will be a summer spilling into fall sew along, there are thirty blocks total in the quilt, twenty-six letters and four extra blocks, i'll post two blocks a week.....
my fabric choices were red, green, muslin and a little burnt orange.....had these fabrics already in my collection and happened to have a yard of each the red and green, used every square inch i had but it was enough.....so you may want to have a little extra on hand or just say to yourself if i run out, i'll make do, which is what i would have done if need be....
my top is together and hope to start quilting it soon, will post a finished picture soon....so go collect your fabrics, will post a & b this week.....
this quilt will not be given away after sew along is finished but i hope to throw in a couple other little fun antique inspired quilt projects this summer that i will part with....
see you in a couple days.....

17 comments:

Jan said...

How exciting; I love alphabet quilts,too!

Nancy said...

Sounds like it's going to be fun.

WoolenSails said...

I love adding letters and sayings to my quilts, gives them more personality.

Debbie

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh boy! Like it so far!

Diane said...

oh this sounds like fun. I think I NEED an alphabet quilt!

liz said...

Looks fun I'll be joining you : )

kristie said...

Thank you Cheri!!! So glad you do this for us. kristie

Colleen, Oregon said...

Yeah Thank you so much what fun!

Kathy said...

Looks good, Cheri! I haven't made anything with alphabets yet, so this will be great to start! THANK YOU!!!

kelley said...

I love alphabet quilts too...thanks Cheri...

bertiequilts said...

I am doing it... love it
thanks

Diane said...

Cheri - This looks like alot of fun! Thank you

Anonymous said...

How fun...I'll be checking my stash ASAP. Thanks...
Launa in CA

Nancy in MT said...

Great choice for your next prim design, have been wanting to see someone design a primitive alphabet quilt, you will give it that special touch.

Sherryl said...

I guess you're not alone in loving alphabets in quilts! Me too! Oh, I'm so excited about this one. I've been in a quilting funk lately and I can already tell that this is the project to get me back in the groove. Whoopee! I can't thank you enough for all that you do in sharing these wonderful sew-along projects with us. Thank you thank you thank you.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Kathie said...

I love alphabet quilts, looking forward to seeing yours
Kathie

Lynn Dykstra said...

http://kleinmeisjequilts.blogspot.com/2012/06/alphabet.html
Thank you, Cheri!
This is a wonderful project, and I appreciate your sharing.
Lynn