OK. This will be one of the many quilts that I’ll be posting about that I’ve made in the last year or so. This one was a quickie. Well, sorta.
Last year the LA Modern Quilt Guild was lucky enough to host Elizabeth Hartman of the blog Oh, Fransson! I don’t take many classes but, wanted to take one with her because, well because she’s Elizabeth Hartman. I picked the Text Class where we learned two different techniques for adding text to quilts. One was an applique technique and the other was for pieced letters.
First of all, if you ever have a chance to take a class with Elizabeth don’t hesitate. She is patient, thorough and pretty much all around awesome.
Because of the million and one projects that I have in process at any one time, I didn’t want to have another project to add to my WIP list. So, I wanted to finish enough letters in class for a completed project. Plus, I needed a gift for a friend that was having a baby. I wanted something clean, nice, and simple for a new baby girl and her family. My friend Lori who took the class with me suggested “shhh. . .” for the words and the quilt idea was born.
I used a color combo that I was digging at the time: mint, purple and orange. Well, I think I still dig it. A lot. The top half is a print called Mountains in Mint from the Monsterz line from Cloud 9. I LOVE this line.
And the bottom half has the characters that spell out “shhh. . .” appliqued on. They’re really fun because each of the letters are patchwork.
For the pieced letters part of the class, I thought that it would make a fun label out of my initials that would go on the back of the quilt. And, I thought I was being smart by choosing the larger pieced letters. I figured I could finish them because they would be less tedious to piece. They were less tedious but, for a label they look sorta ridiculous. Oh well. I added my little easy Spoonflower label so that my initials would make a little sense.
Fun simple quilting, with the top half quilted with straight line quilting. And the bottom half quilted with wavy lines.
It sorta looks fun from the back.
I chose a binding that was pieced with my favorite fabrics from each of the three colors. You’ll notice in the other pictures the corners were also rounded which adds to the simplicity.
And, most baby gifts from me get a ball. Dad’s and babies generally love these more than the quilt. And they are pretty easy to whip up.