It’s probably been the slowest project I have ever taken on… but at last the Spell it with Moda alphabet quilt top is ready to finish.
I’m so happy with a few decisions I made along the way: to omit the picture blocks that were slotted in irregularly to even out the size (I just used white panels at the end of the rows and centred the letters instead) and to add a really bright border made from the scraps of the piecing of the letters. I think the border really makes it pop!
I’ve used a mix of all of the Bonnie and Camille bits and pieces I have accumulated over recent years, in an effort to tidy up my fabric stash. There’s Marmalade, Scrumptious, April Showers and Happy-Go-Lucky in there, each contrasted with the white Bella Solid.
This will be hung on my little girl’s bedroom wall. I hope she loves it as much as I do.
Have a great day.
I know the pattern was released about a year ago for the Moda Blog Hop (you can access the pattern here) but it is only now that I am getting around to making it up. It’s to be for my little girl’s new bedroom – she moves into a big-girl bed soon, with a new room to boot! An educational wall quilt seemed like the perfect accessory.
Here are my early observations:
1. Making a quilt where every block is different is surprisingly enjoyable. I really like that every single one is a different task!
2. The hardest part seems to be deciding on colours. Someone with more flair than me might have embraced colour in the background, but I’m not that person. I’ll have a colourful border, I think.
3. This is a great way to use up scraps, because each block needs surprisingly little of the coloured fabric (if you are doing a low-volume background).
4. I’m only 7 blocks into it, but it is addictive and I can’t wait to knock over a few more! As each one doesn’t take very long, it is a quite satisfying project.
Of course I will share pictures of it with you as it progresses. I’m using up a lot of my Bonnie and Camille for Moda odds and ends in the process. This is such an enjoyable sewing project. Loving it!
Have a wonderful day!