And here it is all done!!!! ABC . . . Read With Me!!!! And because you all loved the idea so much back in March, I wrote a tutorial to go along with it!! It can be found over at the Moda Bake Shop ;) It has easy step by step instructions for the entire quilt including the links for the free letter downloads, in case you don't have the pattern book ;) EDIT - I also found a super easy way to look up all the letters. Just copy and paste this link in http://www.modafabrics.com/a_spellitwithfabric.pdf and then change the letter after the .com/ to whatever letter you need ;)
ABC . . . Read With Me finishes at 80" x 84" :) Yup, its a big one, perfect for the reader in your family or for a special gift to a school or library. This one is hanging in the school my Twin Sister administrates ;) She says the kids just love it and I can't tell you how happy that makes me ;)
When it came time to quilt this one, I opted for a little custom work. I outlined the letters and the books using my straight line ruler. Then I did curly cues in the letter backgrounds and swirls in the white background ;) I used my all time favorite 402 Pearl So Fine Superior Thread. It really is the perfect blend on white ;)
I love all of the happy texture it created. And I left the books blank because the kids at my sisters school get to write their favorite book title on a spine when they achieve their reading goal for the year isn't that just so awesome!! I know the next time I get to go visit I am totally going to cry.
Doesn't it just make you want to curl up with a good book and read under a quilt ;) I sure hope so. I hope you love this quilt as much as I do. It will always be a special one for me because it was made for someone very special to me ;) If you make ABC . . . Read With Me up for someone special I would love to see it!!! You can add it to my Flickr group here or email me a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org :)
The step by step free tutorial can be found at the Moda Bake Shop so pop on over. They even have a downloadable version of it ;) And LOL fabric is out in quilt shops everywhere, just in case you want to make your own quilt with the same fabric.
Thank you so much for stopping by today ;) I can't tell you how much I appreciate my readers. I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for you :)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!