09 February, 2015

"A", You're Adorable

" Alphabetically Speaking" ~  34.5" X 39.5"
I just finished putting together this adorable alphabet sampler; it's the result of a "Little Letters" sew-along from Temecula Quilting Co.'s blog .  I used Moda's Basic Grey "Grunge" line of fabrics for this piece.  It was a fun sew-along with instructions for two four inch letter blocks every week; it ran last fall, but the instructions are still listed on the website linked above. It was easy for me to keep up with the letters... in the beginning. Near the end I had to hold a few marathon sessions to catch up and, since Christmas, the blocks sat untouched. I found them, ready for setting together, this weekend and made short work of that task. I'll quilt up this little cutie as soon as the Salvaged Stars and Stripes come off the frame. When I was growing up my parents had a console-type "hi-fi" with a record player inside. I recall Perry Como's album playing, his voice singing these lyrics: "A, you're adorable, B you're so beautiful..."; that song played through my head the entire time I worked on this. If you're old enough to remember that tune you'll understand the quilt name; it seemed just right.
Life is Good!
  

10 comments:

quiltkeemosabe said...

Wow! Perry Como, The Fontaine Sisters, and "wondering through the alphabet".....Love it! It's adorable, it's beautiful, it's as cute as can be.......

Hadn't heard this song but have a few Perry Como favorites of my own.

Janet O. said...

"C" you're a cutie full of charm. I could go on, but I'll spare you. : )
Now the song will be playing in my mind all day, but it will bring with it visions of this sweet little quilt.

Vic in NH said...

I don't recall the song but I do love the quilt with its fabulous contrast. They should never have named a fabric line "Grunge," but you made it look sharp, good job!

LizA. said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Laura Chaney said...

How did you like working with the Grunge fabric? It looks beautiful in your quilt.

cityquilter grace said...

it IS adorable....and oooohh perry como, now he was a singer....

cityquilter grace said...

perry used to say he never rehearsed, said he figured God only gave him so many songs and why waste them rehearsing....

Mama Spark said...

And now you have that song stuck in my head! Love this. It would be a great donation for a child.

Synthia said...

Me thinkest you have opened a can of worms with the song! (grin) I remember it well! You picked a perfect name for a terrific quilt!!!! (applause here)

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