Monday, September 29, 2014

Alphabet Blocks - A B C

When I saw the cute little alphabet blocks Val at Val's Quilting Studio was making, I was instantly inspired to make some of my own.  I followed her links and saw that Temecula Quilt Company was posting a pattern for each letter.  (About two a week.)



I thought these little blocks would be a great project to use some of my scraps on.  As I was trying to decide what type of scraps to use, I began sorting my scraps into three main colorways - pastel blues and green, fabrics with black backgrounds and bright hot colors.   Most of these scraps I consider to be those hard to use scraps. Rather than choose one colorway, I have decided to just make three sets of letter and use up these fabrics!



 While the letters through G have been published, I have only finished the first three letters of the alphabet.  These little cuties are all 4" blocks and loads of fun to make.  It will be fun to see how each quilt evolves.  I have challenged myself to make the layout of each quilt different - just to keep it interesting!

To keep me on track, I will be posting each week to Live a Colorful Life for the Choose Your Own Block along.  You can see what every one else is working on here.

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11 comments:

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Not one...but three...you go girl! I'm looking forward to watching your alphabet grow. I'm already "finishing" mine different...as I really want to put a dent into the baskets of 2 1/4" strips I have cut. SMILES!!!!

Liz said...

This sounds like a great project! Love the idea of scrappy alphabets, and can't believe you're going to make three sets!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a great idea - and another excellent way to use up scraps! It will be fun to see how different each of your quilts turns out.

Barb N said...

Why make one when you can make three? Perfect way to use up those 'difficult' scraps.

Cathy said...

I've seen a lot of people making these lately. What a great scrap buster. And oh so cute!

Quilter Kathy said...

A fantastic way to use up lots of scraps!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Yay--it will be fun to follow these little letters along--good idea to make them in all three colors and bust through some of those scraps.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Glad you joined us for the Little Letters quilt along! You will have three adorable alphabet quilts before you know it. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Carla said...

Aren't they fun! I ,ove piecing letters

tubakk said...

So beautifully coming along, all your three sets. I've started two, but you tempt me to start another one just now.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your letters look wonderful!! Especially in your fun fabric choices! What a great project to use up some scraps.