Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Playing

The Foodie Quilt is back from the quilter. I still have to make the binding but I trimmed it and spread it out on my bed just to see how it would look.

That's DD's pillow on the bed too. Amazing how well it co-ordinates with the everday pillowcase!

I got up full of energy yesterday so this is what I did:

Last week or so I signed up to make the word 'play' for Tonya's four letter word quilt. I had to draw the letters out on graph paper to make sure they would fit into the 6" x 12" brick format she asked for. Between the P and the A and the Y I was afraid my block would be more like 20" long!

It turned out pretty well if I do say so myself :- )

This morning I had another bright idea. I thought Tonya could use more letters for her quilt so I did this:

Can you see that the letters are made out of letter prints? You should be able to click on the picture to see it in a larger format. I cleaned up the edges of this block for its' picture but left it slightly bigger than 6 x 12". Tonya can trim it down as necessary. It ended up being kind of skewed before I sewed the final edging strips on so I compensated with those final strips of background fabric.

I have to say, the easier letters have left me feeling like I might want to do some words for myself someday. I suspect my words will be a good deal larger though. Those strips of green between the letters in the word 'more' are only half an inch wide. Talk about fiddly work!

9 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Oh, I like these! The A in play sets it off just great!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Marvelous, wonderful word blocks . . . and the quilt is great!

Looks like you have had some fun (and my word quilt letters were most definitely larger than the 6-1/2 x 12-1/2 word block letters!!)

Barbara C said...

Your quilt really looks nice. That must've been a fun one to make. I love the words. Something tells me that they may be as addicting as the food print blocks.

Karen said...

More words! I am seeing them on so many blogs. Looks like fun.

andsewitis Holly said...

Oh Sue! Your foodie quilt turned out spectacular. I really love it. What a fun quilt.

Cher said...

love the word blocks- you did great!
your quilt is fun too

Janice said...

LOVE IT!! Love it all. You are a talented woman! I would love to go fabric shopping with you, on just a trip through your stash. You have a great eye!

freebird said...

Your quilt looks nice. I should probably find out how much it costs to get a quilt quilted as the one I started by hand will never get done especially as I have a queen sized bed now rather than a double - the quilt has been languishing for a looong time. I also have another top that needs adding to but I don't want to quilt it so haven't ever finished it.

Those words are terrific. They really would make a nice quilt.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

you did such a great job! I definitely seem to like smaller pieces - I think it's fiddly when I'm down to an 1/8 of an inch! hee hee hee. thank you so much!