So now, of course, I needed to start in on a baby quilt. In the July/August '11 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine an alphabet quilt was featured in the "This Old Quilt" section. Hmm, that's a neat idea I thought, an alphabet quilt! I Googled alphabet quilt images and found THIS. Go ahead and look at it. It is awesome! Loooooove it!!
The original wonky letters blogger wrote a book about them, which looks very cool, but I decided to just wing it and see what happens. I printed out my inspiration picture to help me mentally break down each letter and figure out what letter parts need to be sewn first. I started out with the "I" and worked my way up to the "W". So far the "W" has been the trickiest for me.
The only rule I have is that each letter is 4.5 inches tall. I am going to have 3 orange letters. Why 3? Because isn't that how designers create interest-by using groups of odd numbers?? I couldn't decide on just 1 orange fabric, and 5 would just be too many, so I used 3. And orange because it contrasts nicely with the rest of the letters in blues (opposites on the color wheel) and greens. See- I was paying attention in art class! And orange also because it's a boy color. (There is such a thing as boy and girl colors you know. At least that's what I thought when I was 6!)
This will become a wall hanging for the baby's room, which is currently painted in pink and lavender with a princess ballerina border from the previous homeowners... That will have to change soon.
Wow, this is a pretty wordy post-for me. Anyway, that's what I've REALLY been up to this summer!