Thursday, August 15, 2019

Love Letters

After the intense quilting I did on Reel Window, I wanted to work on something relatively simple and straightforward: block-based, minimum planning, and no marking is the key. I looked through my frighteningly large stash of quilt tops, and pulled out Love Letters.

Love Letters is based on the pattern Glitter Pen by Cheryl Arkison. Or, more precisely, I think I read in the blurb that the design came from her daughter who was only 6 at the time. (How amazing is that?) It's a black-and-white with a pop of color type of quilt, which I love. For the pops of color, I used the Love Letters fabric collection by AGF Studio.

For the quilting, I decided to play with the geometry of this quilt by doing lots of straight lines, but spice it up with some free-motion quilting. I picked a few curvy favorites from my arsenal (feathers, serpentine lines, ribbon candies, wishbones, swirls) and mixed them up all over the quilt along with the straight lines.

White is undeniably one of the colors that show off quilting the most, but the downside is that it is extremely prone to varicose veins (darker threads on the back of the quilt showing through). I definitely had some issues with that in this quilt, but once off the frame, they become much less noticeable.

One thing I really like about this quilt is that at certain angles (or when I squint) I can only see the beautiful and striking pattern, but when I get to a different angle, the texture on the white fabrics really shows. It reminds me a bit of those billboards where the picture changes at different angles.

This quilt was relatively stress-free and I really like the end result. I was planning on making this quilt for my guest bed, but I love it so much that I've decided to steal it for my own bed!


Linking up with: My Quilt Infatuation, Busy Hands Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Cooking Up Quilts, Powered by Quilting, and Meadow Mist Designs.


  1. I can see why you want this on your bed! It's gorgeous :)

  2. Liz, I always love seeing your amazing quilt. That fourth photo--it should be made into a poster for quilters to hang in their studios, for FMQ ideas and inspiration!

  3. Oh my goodness, this is a gorgeous quilt! Glad you are keeping it for your bed!

  4. This quilt is seriously beautiful! The pattern is quilt beautiful, your color choices are love and your stunning quilting simply makes it shine! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Hi Liz. This quilt is so beautiful! Would you be able to make another that I can purchase from you?

    1. Thank you, I'm very flattered! Unfortunately, I don't quite have the time at the moment to take on any commissions.

  7. Hello Liz,
    I Like this Quilt very much!
    Greetings from Germany

  8. It is a gorgeous quilt and looks great on your bed. I always love a new quilt on the bed. My hubby grows to love one and has a harder time changing them. Your quilting is inspirational!

  9. you should submit this to quiltcon. It's awesome!

  10. Liz this is FABULOUS!!! My daughter stole my one and only b&w with a pop of teals quilt and now I feel like I may need to make this one. The quilting is beautiful as per usual. :-)

  11. Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous quilt.


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