In EPJ land, Q is very often for Quilt. It was an obvious choice for "Q" in my A to Z Challenge posts. There are a few of them already on the blog...here ...here ...here. And this won't be the last one that you see before the 2014 A to Z is finished.
Today's featured project is a little A to Z for the A to Z. It's an Alphabet Soup quilt that I made for my sister-in-law, Emily. It was based off the original Alphabet Soup quilt that I found from Rachel at Stitched in Color. It was this project that made me want to follow her blog. She makes some amazing quilts.
No step-by-step tutorial on this one...just a bit of a feature post.
I copied her design pretty closely and kept the colors kind of earthy. I wasn't really sure what I was doing at first, but then I found the fabric that I used on the "H" block.
I loved this butterfly print and it just reminded me of Emily's style, so I matched up the rest of the fabric in the quilt to the colors in that one. It worked out pretty well.
To do the letters, I initially printed them out on cardstock and then cut them out with scissors and an X-Acto knife. Just like I did for the Name Quilts I used for "N" day, I then flipped these over on the wrong sides of my fabrics and traced them. This let me cut the letters out in fabric. Each letter was appliqued on its corresponding square with a zigzag stitch.
The squares were stitched together in rows and then bound with the backing fabric (a brown striped pattern similar to the one Rachel used in her project).
The shape turned out a little narrow and long, but the quilt is actually designed for a twin-sized bed, so the proportions work out well in that way.
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