Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Love Letters Baby Quilt

My friend Mellie designed and published this adorable "mod alphabet" quilt pattern. I decided it would be perfect for a quilt for baby Aubrey!

I had a hard time getting all the letters in one photo. The background is Kona Cotton "Thistle." If you have a Kona color card, you know it's actually a very nice light lavender, not the "meh" grey it looks in my photo.

Here's a photo of the entire alphabet, lifted from WeShallSew on etsy:

Isn't it just the cleverest idea? The letters go together so quickly, making them is addictive! The pattern includes a good tutorial on curved piecing, and I also have a curved piecing tute here.

I'm planning to add a Bloc_Loc "Cogwheels" block to the quilt also. Tutorial next Tuesday!

Here's a photo of a cogwheels quilt, store sample from Cotton Candy Sewing Shop in Loveland. Aren't the blocks fun?

When the quilt is finished, I'll be offering a copy of "Love Letters" as a giveaway. But if you can't wait, you can get your own copy from Melissa's etsy shop, here.

Linking up to Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

And WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

As well as WIP Wednesdays with Tami's Amis.

I have some exciting progress on my "Year in Temperatures" scarf to show you tomorrow. Come back to see!

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  1. Definately Cute!! What lucky little girl. Looking forward to seeing how you put it altogether.

  2. I love your Aubrey quilt Marti!

  3. The cogwheel quilt is awesome! Cant wait to see what you make with it. Aubrey is cute too... Ive been already begging hubby about getting the pattern. I told him i want to make a quilt with my favorite scripture!

  4. Love those mod letters. I dig the curved piecing! Looking good, Marti!
    I can see why you are eager to make a cog wheel quilt, too. It's gorgeous!

  5. Thank you for trying the pattern out -- and LIKING it! :-). I think the letters are pretty addicting, too. Your Aubrey quilt is adorable, and the back will be a perfect compliment to the front. You're pretty fab, Marti!

  6. they do go together well - very clever and funky alphabet - it would be good in applique too.

  7. What a neat idea those letters are! The colors in cog wheels are great!

  8. love those letters! I like the cogwheel quilt too, nice pattern!

  9. Very cute quilt. I just subscribed to your blog. Can hardly b imagine how you can get 52 quilts done in 52 weeks. I would love to know your tips. Please post tips and techniques that I might be able to adopt so I can do the same.

  10. Oops! I meant to click on the Notify Me box. Please post a blog about your tips and techniques that you use to be able to get a quilt done every week.


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