As a former teacher and lover of words, I am naturally drawn to alphabet related things. So if you are a quilter and you’ve been around the block, you have surely been seeing these lovely Spell It With Moda quilts popping up all over the quilting hallways of the Internet.
This is a snapshot of what I found by just googling that phrase. Doesn’t it make you feel like going and making a quilt right now?
Well, I certainly couldn’t help myself and I got the Spell It With Moda little workbook available at Fat Quarter Shop complete with all the letters, ampersand and filler blocks. I do have a whole quilt in my mind (fabric ideas too) but for now, I started small making mini quilts with first name initials for some special peeps I know in their favorite colors. (I hope)
They were really so fun and fast to do.
I even included a little sailboat on one of them to fill some negative space.
As you can see from these, the only adaptation I made was to make them with patchwork squares which deviated from the larger pieces of the same fabric, which the pattern calls for.
Matching up backing is always fun.
To make it easier to hang, I sewed triangles on the corners and custom fit a skewer into them to keep them straight and hang a ribbon from.
Yay! And here are the happy recipients, love those smiles. I so enjoy making pretty things for others and making new friends from Social Media has been such a pleasant surprise. 🙂