Friday, April 6, 2012

Luv U Letters Quilt

This is my Luv U Letters quilt that I made a year and a half ago for my daughter's speech therapist's new baby. The fabrics are all from the Luv U line by Deb Strain for Moda.
I had purchased the panel and a couple of charm packs a couple of years earlier, in the very beginning days of my quilting life, but had no idea of what to do with them. When I found out that a baby was expected, I hunted the web and found a quilt pattern using a center panel at Thankfully the rest of the yardage I needed was still available online.
It pieced together amazingly easy and quick. I backed it in the yellow letters print from the same line. But I have to confess...being a relative newbie to quilting, when I ordered the backing fabric it never occurred to me to consider the directional nature of it when figuring the yardage. Once the speech therapist saw it she loved it just the way it was.
My long arm quilter did a simple swirly pattern using a red, green, yellow and orange variegated thread that went beautifully with the bright colors of the fabrics.
Once I started this blog I knew that I needed some better pictures of this quilt before I would post about it. The pictures I had previously were inside shots and didn't show the colors well. The therapist brought the quilt back to me this week and I was able to take outside pictures and now share them with you.

I can report that this quilt is loved by its owner. When she picked it back up told me that both she and her son missed it. That makes me so happy to know they are enjoying the fruits of my labor.