Saturday, January 05, 2013

Two, Two, Two Quilts in One

Two small quilts are due this month: In Your Words Blog Hop and The Modern Quilt Guild's Winter 2012 Fabric Challenge. To save time I decided to use the fabric provided for The Modern Quilt Guild Challenge to make the In Your Words quilt. Two projects in one! Below are some of the fabrics.

Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller

For The Modern Quilt Guild Challenge, we needed to use the Madrona Road fabrics, but could add any solids or other Madrona Road fabric. For the In Your Words quilt, we were encouraged to use individual words, not just fabric with text printed on it already on the bolt. We could add words using any method we liked.

I came up with a dozen words, created a crossword puzzle online, downloaded a Scrabble font, then typed the words into an Excel spreadsheet to look like Scrabble words. Here are some sample words:

For some time my plan has been to print the Scrabble words onto the yellow-green solid. And until a little bit ago, that's all I knew. Tonight I took a look at the fabrics and started getting ideas. Within less than half an hour I had a design. Here is a sketch:

Design sketch

Like the herringbone, but corners meeting could be troublesome, so gray print will go on top and bottom.

Scrabble words will be printed on yellow-green fabric.
I know it's sideways. Sample is Portrait orientation and real words are Landscape.

Sprinkled beads to represent Scrabble letters and how yellow background will show through. They look like ants, don't they?

There are some empty spaces in the Scrabble layout. May cut out flowers and applique to background. Buttons represent flower cut-outs.

Back of the quilt
Text fabric reinforces the words theme. Love the light floral print but it didn't have a place on the front, so I'm using it to fill in the edges of the back.

I'll work on the piece tomorrow and will probably get it done before bedtime. At least, that's the plan.

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  1. Super cute idea can't wait to see it.

    1. Thanks, Jenn. You'll get to see it in person in a couple of weeks at the next Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild meeting.

  2. such a clever project and a way to celebrate the person you are!


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