I’m sure all quilters have a bucket list of quilts they would like to make one day: a Dear Jane, a Double Wedding Ring, etc.  One of mine is actually text quilts!  When the lovely Sherri Noel offered up spots on her blog hop for her brand new book, I jumped!  Read all the way to the bottom for a chance to win a copy of her book!  I have always loved ‘reading’ quilts with text, seeing into the soul of the maker.  They obviously chose a specific quote or line for a reason.

Looking through her book, I instantly fell in love with all of the projects.  I chose the Loving You Quilt for a few reasons.  I wanted something smaller that I knew I could get done between customer quilts.  I wanted something that really focused on the text, and little use of patchwork.  I also need more quilts to hang on the wall. This project is perfect!

Looking at Sherri’s sample, the quote is sweet and romantic. The colors of Aqua Grunge Dot is just perfect.  I decided to pick a sweet romantic quote and choose something that is somewhat short, able to fit in the space.  I was going to go with a Disney quote, but the majority of them are too long and I didn’t want the words to be small.  So I opted for Bridget Jones Diary instead.

I really liked how Sherri used multiple fonts in hers. The book has 7 applique alphabets! If I could arrange it correctly, I wanted to try something like that too. Part of my day job is creating graphics for a quilt shop.  I use Adobe InDesign and Photoshop regularly, so here is a probably way too analytical process for me to create the quilt! Her alphabets are awesome in that they come reversed for applique!  I created a document the true size and flipped the alphabets so I could read them properly. Using InDesign I could scale the letters and play with the spacing to get exactly what I wanted.  With a couple of the alphabets, the letters are made to overlap to create the cursive look.  Sorry for the watermark in this image but if you love her alphabets, buy her book!

Once I had my design, it was time to choose fabrics!  I really wanted the main patchwork to be from my stash and I found this gorgeous piece of Art Gallery Fabrics I had saved, which worked perfectly for the romantic quote. I ordered a matching bundle of wool felt from Benzie Design on Etsy. It matched perfectly! I should have used the darker green for the third line, but oh well. Cutting out the applique on this felt was a breeze.  I used a regular large pair and for the inside parts of the letters, used a small pair of serrated scissors.  No fraying whatsoever!  I did decide to stitch down the wool applique.  I used a blanket stitch on the first line, which I didn’t really like.  The blanket stitch flattened the wool letters and almost rounded them off.   I did a simple straight stitch on the others which I like much better.  It keeps the volume of the applique!

Iron the pieces on and then to my favorite part – the quilting!  I had just finished a very large client quilt and putting this wall hanging on my longarm was very silly looking. Tons of fun to just quilt my heart out though! What do you think of the quilting? Is it too much for this little wall hanging? Love it so much you wish I can quilt for you? I would love to quilt for you, contact me here!

I loved this process so much I started a second wall hanging (with better readability I might add ) .  It still needs quilting, but the row of hearts on the bottom of Sherri’s design got me thinking.  Who has two hearts? Why the Doctor of course! The Tenth Doctor will always be my favorite and I took one of his fun, well known phrases to make a wall hanging.  I think I will do the same fun quilting, after finishing another large customer quilt in line.

Thank you to Sherri for letting me participate in this blog hop.  And double thanks for you, to reading to the bottom. We are having a giveaway! Martingale is giving away a copy of the book to one of You! And an added bonus, two cones of Aurifil thread as well! To enter to win (US entry only – sorry!) tell me what quote you would use for this wall hanging. That’s it!  I will pick one randomly from the answers on March 15th! If you put multiple quotes, then better your chances to win!

Love the book and can’t wait? You can purchase a SIGNED copy from Sherri herself HERE.  She’s awesome and supporting our favorite designers is important so they continue to make amazing projects for us!  But if you love Amazon, please use my affiliate link HERE.

Finally, be sure to check out all the other amazing projects and samples being made from her book!

MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY

PAMELA JANE MORGAN –MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES        

SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS

TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt

LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS

LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER

KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK

KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM

CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC

DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING

THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt

JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN

TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT

LYNN KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS

FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging

ELLEN AULT –HANDMADE3D

SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS

MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt

DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS

RAEWYN BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL

SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS

TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW

JOANNE HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE

PATTY DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS

ANDY KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER

SANDRA STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER

CINDY PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging

BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY

KATIE BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE

ALLA BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES

THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW

TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK

WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG

ERIN SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ

FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT

LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA

SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS

CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH –CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS

SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP

SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS

Remember to enter the giveaway and leave a comment on a quote you would use for this pattern!

69 replies
  1. Teresa
    Teresa says:

    For my newly remodeled kitchen, I’d love to do one that says, “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” (Whitman)

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  2. Teresa
    Teresa says:

    It is so fun to think of the different sayings and quotes that would be perfect done this way! I would SO love to win a copy of Sheri’s book! I’ll definitely have to do one for my daughter and new son-in-law – whatever quote she chooses!

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    • handmade3D
      handmade3D says:

      I know! Such a great way to share quotes. So many to choose from, just need to make sure they fit the space!

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  3. sam
    sam says:

    Oh my goodness. I think our wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous. Oh to quilt like that. Maybe someday. I’m still trying to decide on the words I want to put on a project for my daughter and son in law, but I do like Sherri’s choice for today: and suddenly all the love songs were about you. Sweet for newlyweds I think.

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    • handmade3D
      handmade3D says:

      Thank you for the kind words! I do love Sherri’s original, it definitely inspired me to choose this project!

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  4. Sharon Aurora
    Sharon Aurora says:

    I think my son’s favorite is “Bowties are cool.” I made him several bowties and he wears one every time he goes anywhere.

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  5. Christi
    Christi says:

    I love your wall hanging. I would make these for my nieces and nephews maybe Dare to Dream or Reach for the Stars or Failure is not an Option.

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  6. Joyce Schroeder
    Joyce Schroeder says:

    I would love to make one for my granddaughter that says, “You are my Sunshine”. My other choice would be to make a pillow for my husband’s semi that says, “I’m still wearing the smile you left me.” Thanks for sharing the book with us!

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  7. Pam Todd
    Pam Todd says:

    So grateful I got to see it in person. Here are three quotes that I will use. “Be still and know”, “Thank you, Father” and “I am, the alpha and the omega…”

    Love your work.

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    • handmade3D
      handmade3D says:

      Thank you so much, Pam! So kind of you! I love how this wall hanging can be adapted for so many sayings all based on the fabric and alphabet choices.

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  8. ShelleyJo
    ShelleyJo says:

    I’ve always thought this quote from “Return to Me” should be on a pillow or something: “Hairy legs are your only link to reality.” 🙂

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  9. Mona
    Mona says:

    It’s a little long, but my favorite saying for wedding day is “May you always be as happy as you are today”❤️

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  10. Rosemary Barron
    Rosemary Barron says:

    I love Dr. Seuss .. might be a bit long but I’d work it out someway …
    “Today you are You. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

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  11. Kathy E.
    Kathy E. says:

    My piece would simply say “Blessed” because I certainly feel that I am! I am blessed beyond my understanding or earning of them!
    Love all of these projects so much!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  12. handmade3D
    handmade3D says:

    **Giveaway is now closed – March 15th, 2019**
    Congratulations Susan Spiers! You are lucky #17, our random generator selection!

    Reply

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