Quilts and Projects for the new baby. Inspired by her first granddaughter,
Marsha used 1930s reproduction prints to make way too many quilts and toys
for the nursery. There are fourteen pretty and light hearted quilts and
projects. Quilt patterns include a pieced Butterfly, Sailboat, House, Stars
and Pinwheels, Pinwheel Daisy, Baby Blocks, Sunshine and Shadow and more.
8 1/2" x 11" - color photos, 56 pages, softcover
Instructions for 40" x 53" Baby Quilt Featuring 5"-high patterns for Paper -
Foundation Pieced alphabet and numbers. Even if you don't make the quilt,
you'll want the letter patterns for other projects. Handy chart lets you
enlarge or reduce letter & number blocks to any size!
8 1/2" x 11" - color cover, 34 pages, retail $12.95
(March '99 publication)
From the back cover:
"My granddaughter, Katie Rose, is six months old now. The Alphabet Quilt on
the cover is just one of several quilts I've made for her. She liked it when I sang the ABC song to her while I stitched the letters, but she's too young to
know what it's about. When she's older and ready to learn her letters, I'll
give her the quilt and we'll sing the song again.
This alphabet is based on letter blocks that appeared in the 1928 catalog
for the Ladies Art Company in St. Louis, Missouri. I made slight changes in
some of the letters, drew them to the 5-inch size, figured out the paper-foundation piecing, and designed numbers to go with them.
Even if you don't make the quilt on the cover, this pattern booklet has a
place in your quilt resource library. Paper-foundation piecing makes the
letters a breeze to sew. Sign your quilts with them. Create personal quilts
that involve letters and dates special to the people you love. Make birthday,
wedding, anniversary, and graduation quilts or banners. Make the letters
smaller or larger. Write poems or favorite sayings. Let your imagination go
and be confident that the sewing will be easy and fun!"
Description: With 120 rotary-cut blocks, each finishing at 9 inches, every quilter's creativity will be enhanced when she mixes and matches the blocks in over 15 settings. Each project features complete directions, sewing hints, and quilting suggestions, and quilters can choose their favorite block to feature in the quilt.