When our daughter Kelli and I went to Okabojji for the quilt retreat, one of the gals there was talking about how her husband went with her to quilt shops. She said that he would look for novelty prints that would represent a letter of the alphabet. The idea sounded neat to me and I could actually imagine doing that with my husband.
I had forgotten about it until a quilt was sent to me to machine quilt for the residents of West, Texas. Here is the finished quilt.
Here is a close up shot.
In the center row there is the letter “H”…in the following blocks are a house, hearts, Halloween, hippo, hexagon and horse.
Kelli and I liked the idea of making a quilt like this so before we sent it off, we compiled a listing of the novelty prints. I thought I would offer it to all of you as well. Here is a link to the listing of alphabet letters and novelty prints that would work with them.
I think I am going to print a list and put it in the glove compartment of the car. Next time Hubby is with me at a fabric shop, I am going to start him on the list.
This is such a cool idea – could even get the kids or grands into the act – love it!!
get your colors in there too, B—blue,brown,black etc…and the numbers and shapes for the letters: S–square, O–orange, one, T–triangle, two, three, turquoise.
It would make a great snuggle under for the little ones.
Thanks for sharing! This will use up some of my Eye Spy fabrics!