Have you made a quilt that reflects you? That no one else at any other time could have made? I think that's what I love about quilts with words on them and in particular names and dates. It adds a very personal touch. Just take a look at the wonderful quilt that Sarah made for her niece Abby. That is most definitely Abby's quilt, made just for her.
This is another one of my favorites. This is a detail from the quilt "Pieties" made by Maria Cadman Hubbard in 1848:
The quilt is made up of blocks with mostly biblical sayings in them, these great sawtooth stars, and the maker's name and the date. It's a fantastic quilt. You can see the whole quilt, as well as some other great folk art word quilts, here.
I'm not doing something new by playing with letters, quilters have been doing it for many years. My quilts just don't look like theirs or contain the same messages.
Speaking of which, I sewed the letters for two more terms of endearment yesterday, and one this morning. Now I have some ironing to do. I'm crossing my fingers that Blogger will soon get over whatever difficulties it has been having with posting pics.