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« on: January 14, 2012 10:15:33 PM »

Wandering around at a fabric sale a while back I found some cute red-letter fabric and decided to make a Scrabble inspired quilt.

I started out by sketching out the grid and piecing together each 5x5 block.  I embroidered a little star in the center square. The squares are 3"x3"


I wanted it to be a playable game/quilt so I cut out 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" felt squares and used iron on letters.  Word to the wise - synthetic felt melts, so I had to use a warm iron and a sheet of newspaper over the letters to avoid melting/sticking.



The packs of iron on letters don't really match the letter distribution in the game, so I just make sure I had duplicates of the vowels and some common letters.


Then I made a little bag to hold the letters.

Here's the finished quilt - finished size was about 60"x60":


And the back:


It was, as you might guess, a birthday present for a friend, but I kinda want to make one for me now!!


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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012 10:28:51 PM »

how fun!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012 05:23:32 AM »

What a neat idea!!!  Not only something warm but also something you can play with - I hope your friend loves it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012 08:18:15 AM »

That's awesome!  What a cool idea.  I'm liking these game-board quilts.  Another thing on the to-make-when-I-get-a-chance list!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012 08:59:10 AM »

This is very cool.  I made my fiancee a tetris quilt, with the pieces, but I think I may have to make a scrabble quilt for our wedding.  I like it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012 01:23:59 PM »

Adorable!  I've been cooking this idea up in my head for several years now... nice to see someone realize it!  Smiley  Great job. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012 05:13:09 PM »

Thanks everyone.  It really was fun to make. 

Once you break it up into blocks of 5, it's a pretty easy pattern to put together.  There are lots of cute alphabet fabrics out there. 

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012 05:18:32 PM »

I hope your friend loves it.

She did, but she didn't get it at first.  She lives out of state so I mailed it to her.  I don't think she saw the bag of letters at first so she just though it was a geometric pattern and liked the letter fabric because she's a writer etc.  So when I called her I was like "Have you played it yet?" and she was like "what?" and I had to explain to her what it was.  Then of course she went ballistic because she LOVES scrabble, and was cracking up at herself for not recognizing it.  So yes, she does love it...but she needed some help figuring it out first.  Tongue

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