Monday, December 14, 2009

Ta-Da

Here it is. I may post more pictures later when I have Nathan's help to take them.
There are a few things I especially like about how it turned out. One, the quilting along the squares meant that the white spaces essentially became a little channel. The quilting distance of the whites (each edge of the white) is only .5 inch apart, so the white is held down tight, while the squares themselves are not, making the squares seem more poofy. I like that they stand out and the way it gives the quilt dimension. I also like my little label. It was nearly the proudest moment of the whole thing once I got to "sign" it. This is on the back in a bottom corner. With its inspiration. I pulled out the board and Owen exclaimed, "it looks just like that!" I like the look of the quilting on the back. It makes it look like so much work. (I plan on wrapping it so that Nathan Lindsey sees the back first and realizes quilt before he turns it over and sees what it really entails.)
Here's a close up of the back, well closer.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Wow, Amanda, it looks awesome! Great job!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Saw the picture for this post in the sidebar while looking at your Nov 1, 2011 post. AWESOME Scrabble quilt!! I love it! Nice work!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

As a Scrabble freak, I LOVE THIS! Love the big stitching too.

Carol E. said...

Well, Duh!! Why did I never think of doing a Scrabble board quilt?? It's a BIG game in my family. My mom would love this quilt! You are amazing.

AlyceB said...

That is SUCH a cool quilt!!

Nikki said...

ACK, this is to die for! Scrabble is my fave game EVER! Great job. I might copy this, be forewarned, but don't worry, I'll give ya all the credit! :)

KellyS said...

Wow this is amazing! I just got the crazy idea of making this into a super-sized game with all the letters and everything. Add it to my bucket list... at least I have a while before the kids can play too.

I am Just One Mom said...

sooooo cute! a most excellent idea and YOU did it.

Fankle said...

This is absolutely brilliant! I LOVE Scrabble, and cant believe I never thought of this, its a natural quilt. Doh!
Did you applique the little triangles round the squares afterwards, or are they integral? This is so cool. Bonus points :D

I am Just One Mom said...

Amazing! Guess what my grandchildren will be getting for summer vacation? Spelling is fun on a scrabble quilt!