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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Text Effects - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5

This is the fifth of six challenges for Season 10 
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Abecedarius"

My entry:

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Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.


  1. Your project must be about the alphabet.
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after March 3, finished by March 10).
  3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these three requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  4. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
  5. Link up by Sunday, March 10 at noon CDT

I have to admit, this challenge threw me a little.
It wasn't until I was working on writing a pattern this week when it occurred to me that this was my chance to play with the word art in Microsoft Word.
I've always kind of wanted to play with that little button...

So I created my letter patterns in Word, reversed the pattern and printed the letters right onto HeatnBond EZ Print Lite 
(no tracing!)

Next, I used the color wheel for my inspiration and grabbed my box of Kona solids for the fabrics.
I pulled all the Aurifil 50 wt. threads I had that could match the fabrics, made the quilt sandwich and stitched around the letters.

I quilted the rest with a circular pattern in Aurifil 50 wt #2024

I thought this would make a cute pillow, so I made an envelope back and used the Kona purple fabric for the binding.

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Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5 - Abecedarius 
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 15" x 15"
Word Art Letters in Rainbow Colors, Applique, Pillow Back
Circular Quilting with Aurifil 50 wt. on my domestic machine

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
March 10th
by clicking 
This one is #88

This project made me so happy to be able to pull all those rainbow colors and brighten up the studio. I used to use bright colors so much more and  I love them so much. 
Maybe it's time to do more!!!

Have a "Rainbow Bright" kind of day.


Scrapatches said...

This is wonderful, Carla! My favorite in the links and not because you are my friend ... because I would pick that one first anyway ... <3 Pat

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

This is phenomenal!!!’

leanne said...

It’s really fabulous !

Carol said...

This is a great project! I love this pillow and the quilting you did on it. Your creativity always amazes me, Carla. I'm eager to see your next project.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm blown away by those letters!!! In the round?!?! Incredible!!

ShirleyC said...

You really did that? LOL Just kidding! That is incredible!

Nancy said...

This is so cool! I really like it.

Beth Strand said...

I love this!

PersimonDreams said...

you've DONE IT AGAIN! Amazing! Seriously - you are incredible and I love everything you make!

Susan said...

Wow, you are impressive! That's the most complicated looking alphabet I've seen on any of the blog hop that I've seen. Great going, and perseverance!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh my gosh! that is so awesome!!