I headed over to my mom's house and got to sewing. Here's my version. (The I is missing, I'm hoping it's sitting on my mom's sewing machine). I used this tutorial, but I made the letters bigger than the template. I typed all the letters in Arial Block font using 300 size font and printed them on card stock. I raided my mom's, sisters, sister-in-laws, and grandmothers fabrics. The R is my favorite (it was a piece of a sleeve of my grandmothers shirt).
My sewing has improved quite a bit. I can actually do a straight line and the curves for all the letters. I was pretty proud of myself. Have you tried sewing? My next project...a quilt. I already bought the fabric. Let's see how long that takes me.