Friday, August 31, 2012

alphabet top completed

Many, many thanks to Quilts by Cheri for her delightful posts about her alphabet quilt.
I think about half of my letters were made by her descriptions; the other half I went my own way.
My sashings were cut 3 inches, finishing 2 1/2 inches. I cut 4 inch border fabrics.
I used about 5 different solid red fabrics in this quilt, giving it a dappled look.
The children depict my siblings and me, wearing clothing of scraps from my mother of outfits she sewed for us.
Measures about 56 by 62 inches.
Thank you, Cheri!
What a lovely summer diversion.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I loved seeing this in pieces--and it's a thrill seeing it all put together.

Sharon

quiltsbycheri said...

oh my gosh! so very fun & great that it's got a personal meaning for you....thanks so much for sharing it....it gives me great pleasure to just jump start a quilters creative journey....cheri

mamifleur said...

Your version ABC .... is superb! thank you for leaving a little comment on my blog. I like to look at you I love your quilts with Scottish (leftover shirts) This gives wonderful quilts and timeless.
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Beth Van Meeteren said...

And I love how you have the four of us on there, all in fabrics I remember well.