Monday, October 17, 2011

Design Wall Monday #39

This project is still on my design wall but lots of progress has been made. I followed the advice that Krista gave on last week's design wall Monday comments, and moved the purple asterisk in the 3rd row to the left of the letter 'P' and I like that better.
The letters are now sewn together into rows (which took way longer than I thought it would!) and I just need to make all the rows the same size by adding pieces to the sides of some of the shorter rows. 
Then I made 12 more asterisk blocks to make into a border. I love how those blocks are all different sizes depending on the width of the strip of fabric I used. I plan to keep making asterisks until all the strips are gone and might end up putting some on the back of the quilt.
If you want to make a similar alphabet quilt, check out Lynne's Red Letter Quilt Along. And to see other quilters' design walls, hop over to Patchwork Times.

28 comments:

Amy said...

Kathy,
This looks great!I really like the asterick accents.

Diane said...

I love how this is progressing-what a unique quilt you will have.

Jo said...

So cute...love it!

Judy D in WA said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE
This is such a fun quilt!

Denise :) said...

Darling!! I love all the color in this piece!! Happy Monday! :)

Shellie said...

I love how this quilt looks. It's so colorful and fun!

crossroadsquilts said...

Cute and bright! I love it!

Barbara said...

This is so cute!

Ellen said...

A really nice, unique quilt top. I like the asteriks that you have added. They give a lot of visual interest (and they are cute too!).

Ellen said...

A really nice, unique quilt top. I like the asteriks that you have added. They give a lot of visual interest (and they are cute too!).

Mary said...

You're making great Progress on your Words Quilt. The asterisks add a bit more zing to it all!

Chris said...

So fun. I think the asterisks by the P is a great touch.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I'm a sucker for numbers and letters so I just LOVE this quilt! Is there a pattern name?

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Oh, I didn't read thoroughly enough. Found the website for the alphabet blocks. THANKS!

scraphappy said...

What a fun quilt this is going to be. I love the addition of the asterisks. Handy for spacing, but also just darned cute.

The Cozy Quilter said...

A great alphabet sampler! Making the letters is lots of fun.

Janet O. said...

Love it, Kathy. You really struck gold with the asterisk. I think it makes all the difference!

Mary said...

What a great sampler.....very, very cute!

Jean said...

It's awesome! I love the rows of asterisks. I fell in love with them too! I'm with you on the sewing together part...it definitely took longer than I thought too. I finished my top last night after agonizing about the last row for a week! one more asterisk was all it took! :) It will be on my blog tomorrow.

Sandra Kaye said...

This is just a fabulous quilt. Great job!! I like the added asterisk border. I've noticed that you are really working your way through you UFO list. AWESOME!!! Keep up the good work. I'm having my first give away, come take a look. :o) Sandie

AnnieO said...

Love it! The purple asterisk looks great where it is now. Good advice you took there :) Enjoy!

Michelle said...

I love the colors and the asterisk blocks - they look great together!

kwiltnkats said...

Eye exam chart? This is really cute. If you are close to your optomitrist what a wonderful gift! Of course a young child or teacher wouldn't be unhappy with it...for that matter I'd like it too. Heck, you should keep it! Sandi

Kathie said...

I really love what you have done this quilt is wonderful
I have wanted to make an alphabet baby quilt, this is such an inspiration
thanks!
Kathie

Kate said...

Very fun quilt. Love the asterisks!

Clare said...

So bright and colourful. It reminds me of Lynne's original Alphabet Sampler.

Congratulations on a gorgeous quilt.

Tonya Ricucci said...

really wonderful and lots of fun - congrats!!!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Wow! That did it!! LOVE this quilt. You might just inspire me to make a letter quilt :-)

Jacqui