Monday, April 12, 2021

Another Alphabet Quilt

 I started another alphabet quilt from a panel. This is what I have so far.

This one was printed lengthwise on the fabric so in my mind it was not useable without cutting it apart. I cut all the squares and of course they were not exactly square. I cut them all square by cutting a bit less than 1/4 inch  into the printed "sashing" between the squares .    It worked out well but it gave me  5 3/4 inch  squares to work with, kind of an odd size.  I cut my sashing strips 1 1/2 inches from red fabric which was almost exactly the same shade as the printed sashing.

In addition to the lettered squares there are 2 squares with several of the animals in the square and no letters. That made 28 squares and setting the squares 5 to a row and 6 rows, I needed 2 more squares.

I thought of pinwheels but 2 or even 3 colors in a pinwheels seemed be lacking. I found some 16 patch leftover blocks that had all the colors in the quilt and I took the rows apart from 2 of them and added the rows to 2 other blocks and made 25 patch blocks that fit the corners exactly.  So.... there they are and I am not certain they are the best choice. In person they are much brighter and the colors are a good fit.

I am ready to add a bright blue speckled fabric for the borders and the backing will be the same.  If I have to piece the backing, I might make pinwheels. We'll See. 


Annie said...
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Annie said...

This is going to be such a cute quilt. I think you’re making good choices for it. That the blocks in the panel were not all the same size would have been a frustration for me, but at least it was all workable to get them cut to the same size.

Elena Antonio said...
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