Monday, October 21, 2013

NOW I KNOW MY ABC's

Next time won't you...................  Did I have you singing? That song has been stuck in my head all day!
At the beginning of the year, I started this block of the week making letters designed inside a 3" hexagon. The blocks are english paper pieced.  Katja designed each letter, and then the numbers 0 through 9.  Being a sucker for hexies and handwork, I started making blocks. Fast forward to now, and the top is done.


I more or less stuck with a few colours and used my scraps. Also, I chose to stagger my rows and used a grey solid for the triangles in between.


I'm working at removing all the paper templates. A good thing to do while the hockey game is on.


My plan is to stitch near the ditch diagonally and bind it with the zig zag edge because it will most likely hang on the wall in the nursery. This will not become another UFO  : )

quilt stats:
A Hexabet of Alphagons
37 x 37
scraps
hand pieced

47 comments:

katyquilts said...

This is fabulous! A lot of work for sure, but oh, so beautiful!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

It's really gorgeous! Love the scrappy letters.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It looks amazing Carla!

Sewing Mom said...

It looks amazing! I'm sure you're so happy with it...even if it's not totally done yet. =)

Deborah said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! The grey is a perfect background!
Now I'm going to try and get that song out of my head! xo

mle said...

Wow, that is amazing! Great colors!

Peg said...

Oh, man, now it's in my head!!! Lovely quilt - what a great kids' cuddler!

Needled Mom said...

That looks fabulous!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! I have enjoyed following your letter project and now seeing all together I'm amazed! It is so beautiful! Did you make foundation piecing by hand or did you have papers as templates? This will be perfect for the nursery and children's room! x Teje

Heather D. said...

Hey, you did it! Awesome! I love the setting triangles and the star shapes that they form with the hexies. Looking forward to seeing this one finished!

Debbie said...

This is really cool!!

FlourishingPalms said...

It's truly wonderful, Carla! I think it would be awesome for a baby's room wall. I just can't get a quilt like this made between now and January, when grandson #4 is due! You did beautifully with this one. You can be very proud of yourself.

wendyroomcreations said...

These look great Carla. I admire your patience. Philippa xx

Patchwork and Play said...

You have done a grand job of getting this put together Carla! And it will the perfect addition to a nursery wall!

quiltmania said...

You didn't tell me this morning you were done! Looks great.

Gina said...

I love everything about this...the alphabet, the gray, the colors, the low volume, the hexies , and the triangles!! Great job and so perfect for a nursery!!!

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts said...

This is so great! I have been anxiously watching as your did your letters each week, So great to see them all together :)

Terri in BC said...

Very cool! Do you think Katja will offer the pattern as a collection? I only discovered you a few months ago and I'm not local.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

This is an amazing quilt! I love the design, the colours and just wow!

Heidi Staples said...

This is FANTASTIC, Carla!! I love it!

Caroline said...

Squeeeee! Absolutely fabulous! I love it :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's really a terrific quilt!

I was almost singing along, but I'm playing my new Willie Nelson album in the background. He was singing with Carrie Underwood.

Carla said...

I've loved this with each and every letter that you've blogged, Carla. The whole is the sum of all that cuteness and does not disappoint!! Wonderful!!!

Jackie said...

Love this! With the colors you've selected, it will fit well into any nursery. Looks like a modern version of a stitched sampler.

Cathy said...

Oh i do love this!

Kreativpfötchen Maya said...

Wow this is really pretty :)

puzzled a lot said...

Well done carla. I am just starting the numbers and have been wondering (worrying) about a layout. Yours will be kept in mind. It looks great!!!
JoAnn

Gramma Quilter said...

Sorry to yell, but THAT IS AMAZING! That gray fabric really makes the letters pop!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

That is simply stunning! Really gorgeous.

CitricSugar said...

So cool to see them all together like that! Great choice with the grey.

Karyn said...

What a lovely idea for a nursery wallhanging. Beautiful.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It's looking fantastic. What a great way to showcase and enjoy your multicoloured scrap favourites.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh Carla, its fantastic!!!!!

Janine said...

This is fantastic! Congrats on finishing this top :)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

love, love, love it!!!

W-S Wanderings said...

Is there no quilting wonder that you can't do? Seriously, your work is beautiful and so wonderfully & artistically varied. Wow!!!

Shauna said...

Looks fabulous Carla and yes, you did get me singing that song. Too cute!

Celtic Thistle said...

I have enjoyed seeing these being made throughout the year. They look so wonderful together, you must be thrilled to bits with them!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Love it! Great job!

Lynne said...

Wow Carla, your hexi quilt turned out great! That's a lot of work. I like the bright colors on the text print fabric. Also I love the looks of those Tula Pink blocks in your previous post.

Christina said...

Abaolutely beautiful! Love all the pops of colour on the greys.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I have the pattern. I have not even started. This is just amazing! I think it might be a good winter project after the holidays.

dutchcomfort said...

Wow Carla, that looks so pretty! It sure is worth all the work!

Dawn Hughes said...

Great job Carla...now you can teach the little ones their ABC's and 123's while napping at your house. The quilt is beautiful, once again.....inspiring!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - this is gorgeous Carla!!! That gray text fabric is one of my very favorites - it goes great with the darker gray too :*)

Kevin the Quilter said...

Incredibly endearing! It will look great in a nursery!

Katherine said...

Carla, this is so gorgeous! I love that the letters are scrappy and that fabulous LV text background. Wow. It looks so great! Can't wait to see how you will quilt this.