From politics to poetry, using fabric and letters to say something on quilt tops is the hottest trend in quilting today.
Quilters everywhere are excitedly incorporating their favorite phrases, song lyrics, inspirational words, political statements, simple personalizations—or an entire alphabet—on their projects. The alphabets in Stitch Your Story encourage complete freedom to piece one-of-a-kind quilts and smaller projects using the structure of the patterns that award-winning author, Sarah Fielke, provides.
More than just a collection of letters, this book has something for everyone, from paper-piecing to appliqué to improv, in six alphabets that let you create symmetrical chunky block lettering, sophisticated cursive, and whimsical pieced letters—all supplied in both lower- and uppercase. You will love having the structure of Sarah's patterns with the possibility of total customization.
The traditionally-pieced alphabets are all organized on a grid system which allows for complete control over determining the size of each letter to perfectly suit the project you are working on. Even the improvisational and applique alphabets can be re-sized.
With step-by-step illustrations guiding you through each alphabet by experienced teacher and Blueprint instructor, Stitch Your Story ensures success but with plenty of opportunity for you to add your own personality and style. Inspired to jump in right away? Make one of Sarah's adorable projects from smaller pouches, pillows and banners through to large quilts, there is something for everyone!
The hardest part might just be deciding what you want to say!