Quilter’s Name: Liz Stepanian from Nipomo, California
Style of Quilt: Wallhanging
Pattern Used: Original design
Featured Date: 02-23-23
Hi, I’m Liz and this is a quilt I call, ”’S’ Is For Stepanian.” It measures 26”x 46″. I’ve long wanted to make a pixilated “S” wall hanging.
A few years back, our quilt teacher at the local college showed how to piece a quilt using a cross stitch pattern. That’s the inspiration I needed. I drew my “S” on graph paper, started x-ing out the spaces and then cut lots of 11/2” squares (and some 21/2“ background squares). About that time, I also read about Morse Code quilts, and since my husband is an avid amateur radio operator, I used some of the space to spell LOVE in Morse code.
I was surprised at how big the S got. It wasn’t too big for me to quilt on my home machine, but I didn’t like my start & picked out quite a few stitches. The quilt went in the “someday” box. Last fall, I became reacquainted with a local (and loved) longarm quilter and she did amazing things free motion! This quilt now hangs in our entryway. Our grown kids and some of the grandkids understand the “dits & dahs,” and for any who wonder what’s going on on the lower half of the quilt, it’s fun to explain.
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