Each letter finished at 10" x 12" and the quilt top is 60" x 60". The perfect size to hang in the lobby at the school :) So fun!!! I used Hubba Hubba by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda. Those gals sure make the cutests fabric designs ever. You just can't help but smile when working with these cheery colors and patterns ;)
I decided to try something new on the background filler. I have always loved making daisies and usually just put little loops in between them (tutorial here) but this time I decided to try some echoing and adding leaves. It was a trickier than loops for sure, but by the end, I had the hang of it ;) And I am so pleased with how it turned out. It is the perfect whimsical filler to go with this quilt ;) I quilted the background with the Rainbows thread by Superior Threads. I doesn't necessarily blend on the lighter colors, which made me stress a little more about my imperfect quilting, but what could be more fun for a bunch of preschoolers than rainbow colored thread. Love it!!!
I debated for a while about how to quilt the letters, but in the end decided on just quilting 1/4" echo around each letter. I am so loving how it makes each of the letters just pop out of the quilt. Isn't it nice when things turn out just the way you hope they will ;)
Oh, and funny story, about 1/2 way through I started wondering why some lines were father away from the edges than others when I was using the edge of the fabric to gauge, then it hit me as I was staring at the needle, it wasn't centered in the presser foot. I had to adjust the long arm foot a while back as it was to low and kept getting snagged on seams and apparently, I didn't quite get it perfectly centered. But trust me, it's fixed now ;)
So now this fun little quilt is all bound up ready to go to the Preschool. I can't wait to deliver it ;) They have done so much for my little girl helping her with her speech. You never would guess now that she wasn't talking at three years old. Amazing ladies and I can't wait to say Thank You with this special little quilt ;)
If you want to make your own ABC quilt you can either purchase an ABC Spell it with Moda Booklet a quilt shop, (I know Fat Quarter Shop carries them here) or you can download each of the letters PDF's from the Spell It With Moda Blog Hop ;)
Have fun with those ABC's and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
Linking this finish up to the fabulous Quilt Story :)