Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Red Letter Quiltalong top finished!

 I was having trouble figuring out what to do with that pesky last row of the Letter Quilt. I tried several different arrangements of asterisks, the little girl (she HAD to be in that quilt!) and even added my initials. I just wasn't happy with what I had tried. I like the idea of the initials, but didn't like how they looked. I didn't like the 2 asterisks, looked too arranged. So I made another asterisk (they are fun and cute, after all) and added it to the row.
 I think they add some fun to this quilt.
 I auditioned borders. I just wanted a small border to frame and finish the quilt. Since the main idea of the quilt was to use one color (blue for me) for the letters, and a POP color for my first initial, I wanted a blue border to finish it off. I like these two because they have other colors, but are basically blue.
 They are so similar, that it probably wouldn't make much difference, but I went with the busier one.
 Originally, Lynne had told us that it would take approximately 2 - 3 yd. for the background.  I think I had about 2 1/2 yd. of this when I started. This is how much is left! I was saving all the leftover pieces, and using them when I could. The plastic bag holds more of those bits and pieces, but the biggest piece in there is about 3 1/2" sq. So I was being very careful how I used the background towards the end.

 The lighting isn't the greatest in this pic, but here it is, a finished top! It is about 35" x 53".
  I am going to use the same fabric for the binding that I used in the border, so I got it ready too.
Now to get it quilted. Thanks Lynne for a great quiltalong!


Quilter Kathy said...

It's fabulous! Love it! And I really like how you put the triangles on the corners of the asterisk blocks!

Heather said...

I love it!! and the asterisks are perfect. :o)

Darling Millie said...

It's awesome. Great job. I love how you've arranged everything. Good to hear I was accurate in my estimation of fabric needed for the background. Thanks for participating.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I'm telling you that quilt is just so much fun. You did a great job and the border looks great to me :)


Susanne (flicKwerk) said...

It looks great with all the asterisk, and of course, i love your letters!

Tonya Ricucci said...

congrats - really cute and well done!!!!