Alphabet samplers make me smile. A few years back, I got the idea to make one with free pieced letters. Sixteen letters into the project, I decided that I was in over my head and tucked it away. Looking back at that post, those blocks aren't as bad as I remember....maybe I should dig them out.
I've got a whole bolt of this fabric, black flowers on dark grey that look solid from any distance at all. When I saw the posts for Little Letters over at Temecula Quilt Company, I knew I wanted to start it. There was a little bit of a wait before instructions for the first block were posted and I forgot. Then I remembered, made a few letters, got sidelined again. Then they posted X Y and Z all in one post and I got sewing.
I wanted a pieced border for my quilt, something that would make it feel more like a stitched sampler... (And isn't it cool that this one is dated and I can tell when I made that project instead of trying to figure it out from old blog posts like I usually wind up doing?)
Honestly, I think my favorite part of this tutorial series was the pictures of stencils and apples and rulers. The letters look nothing at all like those stencils, but I'm going to think of them every time I look at this quilt.
Maybe it's time to make some more of those itty bitty cake stands....or the 2" bowties....or Summer Spools. There are a lot of really neat tutorials in the sidebar of Temecula Quilt Copmany's blog.
For more finishes, check out Sew Much Ado, Finish it Up Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, , and Freedom Fridays, Wonderful at Home, and Inspired Friday.