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All You Need is Love

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need.
— the Beatles (1967)

When I made my Love Rocks quilt top a couple weeks ago using Sew Kind of Wonderful’s design from the new book Text Me, I decided I wanted to put a message on the back. Of course, it took me much longer to piece the back of the quilt than it did the front. The individual letters on the back range from 6″ to 9″ tall and are made from blocks that finish at 1½” square.

I still have to add borders to the back but here’s a collage photo showing you both sides:


You may remember I was using a positive/negative print from Riley Blake Fabrics (“Blossom” by Christopher Thompson) when working on the top:


After finishing the top I needed more of both fabrics so I went back to cool cottons, one of the best quilt shops in Portland, for more. There was plenty of the red print in stock but the background fabric was gone. Look what I found instead:


The very same “Blossom” print in the colors of the rainbow!

You gotta *love* it!

 

 

 

 

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Short Stack

Am I dreaming of pancakes?

Nope. What I have here is a short stack of curves, ready to sew into letters for a message on the back of my Love Rocks quilt:


The markings on the new Wonder Curve Ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful make it easy to cut the curves. Once I’ve sewn and pressed the curves, I’ll trim the resulting blocks into 2″ squares and sew those blocks together to form letters that will be 9″ tall when finished.

Tall letters from a short stack. And I’ll have to cut several more stacks of curves to have enough blocks for the simple message I have in mind.

Now I can’t stop thinking about pancakes.

Hmmmmm. Pancakes for dinner? Why not?!

 

 

 

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Love Is in the Air . . .

. . . and on my design wall. Take a look:

 

The pattern is Love Rocks, from the brand new book Text Me by those talented sisters at Sew Kind of Wonderful. The curves were made with the Wonder Curve Ruler, also by Sew Kind of Wonderful, which made its debut last fall:

The book was just released at the end of January. Being a huge fan of Sew Kind of Wonderful’s other rulers and designs, I ordered Text Me as soon as it was available. And even though I couldn’t possibly justify starting a brand new project, I absolutely couldn’t wait to try out the new ruler and one of the designs in the book.

I already had the perfect fabric in my stash: a pair of positive/negative prints in red and white from the “Blossom” collection by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Fabrics. Here’s a close-up of the print:

To give you some perspective, the block above is 4″ square. The letters L, V, and E in my quilt top measure 17½” tall! The quilt finishes at 35″ x 40″. (Mine will be a little larger because I cut my borders a bit wider.)

Here’s a photo of the Love Rocks quilt on the back cover of Text Me:

As you can see, I reversed the red and white fabrics in my version. Doesn’t have to be red and white, of course. Wouldn’t it be a darling baby quilt in just about any combination of fabric and colors?

The book has instructions for making letters and numbers in three different sizes. Also included are directions for five quilts plus two bonus quilts made with leftover blocks. And there are 16 fun emoji blocks. The sisters even included an alphabet made from half square triangles (HSTs) in case you want to create letters without sewing curves.

Gosh, my post sounds like a commercial endorsement, doesn’t it? I’m not being sponsored by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I just love their designs and enjoy sewing curves using their rulers and no-pin method of sewing them.

And I have an idea in mind for the back of my quilt that may just involve some letters . . . and maybe an emoji . . .

 

 

 

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