Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Alphabet Quilt Blog of the Month

We returned from International Quilt Market on Sunday. We had a wonderful time, but I was afraid that I wasn't going to be able to attend, because I had re-injured my left foot and knew that I absolutely couldn't walk the entire market. Then I checked in to renting an electric scooter and found out that I could take it back to my room and virtually anywhere downtown that I would want to go. Hooray!!!!! I would have been so disappointed since I have attended every Quilt Market except for 1981 when my daughter was born. The scooter was wonderful and I only came close to demolishing one jewelry booth--no empathy shown by that woman at all. : (

One product that we got really excited about is Amy Bradley's My Alphabet Quilt pattern and book.
Amy's daughter Ashley Heryer, wrote the story for her daughter, and Amy illustrated it with quilt blocks. I am going to present it as a Blog of the Month like I did with Amy's Happy Halloween pattern. It will be an 8 month program. Each month, for seven months I will present 4 blocks and give you hints, techniques, and notions that will help you complete the alphabet blocks and then month 8 will be set aside for borders, quilting, and binding. To get a general idea of how it works, click on the Happy Halloween icon on the sidebar. Below is a close-up of block B.

I'm still working out the details but will let you know ASAP! I'd love for you to join me!

Happy Stitching,



Valerie said...

I love this idea and this quilt is so super cute! B is for bubbles - how perfect is that!

Betty said...

Dear Lynda,
I am a fairly new quilter - yay! I attended the Red River Quilter's Annual Show and saw Amy Bradley's Happy Halloween quilt displayed. I'm very interested in being able to read your blog about making this quilt.Is it still possible to see it? Thank you. I've never made an applique quilt and want to do it right.I have a Bernina 830.
Thank you, Betty

Lynda said...

Hi Betty, Yes you can see all of the posts for Happy Halloween. Click on the HH icon and you will just have to keep on scrolling down. When you see the words "Older Posts" click on that until you get back to April 10, 2009. That is where the first lesson was posted. Enjoy!