Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Liberation!

I love the contrast between the perfect squares and the imperfect letters! It was so fun after the little one inch squares to make these letters without measuring. The seam allowances aren't consistent and I didn't even pin! My letters are a little too skinny, but I'm happy with them as a first try. Many, many thanks to Tonya for her excellent tutorial - I love all the different examples she provides throughout. And thanks, too, to everyone who has followed her lead, producing quilts with letters that served as inspiration to me!

I'm going to put the couple's names on the back of the wall-hanging to personalize it (I'm not very good at remembering to sign/label my quilts). I started out with the idea of including the date, as well, but my letters were a little too big and September has too many letters. I have two extra E's hanging around now, since that's where I started.

I'm using up all the scraps from the front on the back - every little bit, since it was made with quarters and fat quarters. Piecing a back is something new for me, too. I've only done it once before and I wasn't so happy with that experiment because the in-the-ditch quilting didn't match up with the strip of blocks on the back. Some sort of all over pattern - or maybe in this case concentric on point squares - should prevent that frustration.

9 comments:

Fiona said...

Your TATW and purple quilt are both great - sorry to be late in commenting but your feed isn't updating in my bloglines list.

Hedgehog said...

It's not updating on my own bloglines list either! So thanks for finding me!

Samantha said...

wonderful to have the names on the back :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Some blogs update, some don't - so every week I try to surf around the ring just to make sure I'm not missing anyone!

Love the colors of your TATW and the significance behind them. The "package" gift is a great idea! I did a TATW last winter using Bonnie's directions and really loved how nicely it went together - still have to find/buy the perfect border fabric though.

Cheers!

Evelyn

diva of quilts said...

Your "imperfect" letters are just perfect! You're right--it is a great contrast. There was a quilt I wanted to make recently, with space for letter blocks to spell a name. I didn't do it though because I couldn't stand the sight of the exacting letter blocks. Maybe I'll have to search it out and give it a try after all.

Cynthia said...

I have resisted doing Tonya's letters. Once i have finished some UfOs i will have a go at them.
Your letters look great.

Ann said...

I love your trip around the world's colors! May not be "your" colors, but they are gorgeous! I also am intending to try Tonya's letters SOON! wtg on some great quilts!(love the purple quilt, too)

Brit said...

I love those colors!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I loved looking at all your quilts. How did you end up in Finland?

Sarah