For this quilt I used Tula Pink’s Modern Alphabet quilt pattern. I made this quilt for my friend Laura who was pregnant with her first child over the summer. This quilt was really simple to put together, which was good, because I made it while I was in the early stages of recovery from my shoulder surgery. I probably shouldn’t have done as much as I did, but it was important to me to make this for her.
I had a good time going through my fabrics and finding I Spy type prints that I thought would appeal to kids. I personally love putting animals in kids quilts so there are sheep, raccoons, cows, deer, bunnies, etc.
I did fairly minimal quilting on this one – which I’m hoping I won’t regret. I already told her I would make her another one if it fell apart but there was only so much I could handle with my bum shoulder. I stitched in the ditch around each letter block, and straight line quilted in the horizontal sashing and the vertical border. The quilting actually reminds me a bit of ruled notebook paper. It’s a fun effect.
I made a scrappy background and binding out of larger cuts of blues and greens to match the front.
name: Tula Pink Modern Alphabet
size: Lap Size, approximately 64″ x 76″
pattern: Tula Pink Modern Alphabet
fabrics: Scrappy blues and greens, Essex yarn dyed in Flax, scrappy background and binding.
quilting: Straight line quilting in horizontal sashing and vertical borders