Monday, August 10, 2009
A, B, C's and 1, 2, 3's
Although this has a very traditional quilt look, it is not a replication nor a copy of an antique quilt. I did choose subtle color fabrics with prints that were reminiscent of old fabrics.
This is the blankie I use in Florida. I designed it to use the alphabet fabric Jinny Beyer designed quite some time ago. Each nine patch has a letter or number in the center square.
I also have included other information above and below the nine patch section.
I took this quilt to a long arm quilter and had her machine baste it for me. I don't enjoy the basting process so this was a great solution to avoid this. I don't think I know any quilters who really enjoy the basting process.
I used a cotton batting that would shrink when I washed it after it was quilted. I like the flat look it has now so I won't wash it until it needs cleaning.
I am using the Jigzone cut as letters seem so appropriate for this quilt puzzle.