|I loved designing the
Crossword Puzzle Quilt!
I am a Wheel of Fortune FANATIC. My husband and I are competitive, especially when it comes to who can solve the puzzle first. I loved when they introduced the crossword puzzle on the show because I’m better at guessing words with few letters than answering clues like in a traditional crossword. I envisioned these phrases my friend used as a Wheel of Fortune crossword puzzle and that is how a new quilt was born. I started sketching squares and filling in the blanks with those common phrases and added in each of their names, including the children.
I would describe my friend as glamorous and knew immediately that golds, greys, whites and blacks had to be the fabric colors. I knew I needed a rich color, so I decided to accent with deep purples. Zen Chic’s Modern Background Luster Metallic collection had recently come out and I was so excited because I knew it’d be the perfect fit. I accented it with When Skies Are Grey Gold Words from Simple Simon and Company, as well as a variety of deep purples from my stash.
I loved how the quilt turned out! I was more excited by friend’s reaction to it. Quilts can serve as a unique keepsake to an important moment in life – which is probably why quilters jump at the chance to make a baby or graduation or marriage quilt. Never mind. Quilters will jump at ANY chance for ANY reason to make a quilt :)
Where do you find inspiration to design a quilt?