Monday, August 01, 2011

Design Wall Monday #28

This is what is on my design wall this morning....two Unruly letter projects.
Lynne is hosting a letter quilt along...what's not to love about that?!? I have been trying not to start new projects, but I couldn't seem to resist this one. I can just hear you saying "doesn't she already have a letter/word project in the works"?? Yes...at the top of the design wall are the first 4 words of my Virtues quilt project and I am still enjoying it and wanting to make more words, so the letters are just a quick little irresistible side diversion.
I have been watching Jean's and Judy's adorable letters appear and they have worn me down (I have to blame someone for my lack of self control!)
I got out an old Laurel Birch fabric and cut it into colour strips and I'm going to make each letter from one of these strips.
Here are my first 3 letters:
Either 'B' is too small or 'C' is too big! I was supposed to be putting the spacer strip on the right of each letter...I changed it on the 'C' and hope I remember for the rest of the letters!
Are you looking for some relaxing web surfing on this long summer weekend (it's the civic holiday in Ontario today)?
Here are some ideas:
3) Quilter's Home Magazine's list of 55 best quilt blogs to visit ( a little harder to access because it is an article and you can't just click to link)
4) Quilting Gallery's list of 5,410 quilt blogs (no...I haven't visited all of these!)
5) Design Wall Monday
There now...that should keep you busy for the day!

15 comments:

Janet O. said...

Your "virtues" are coming along nicely. When I saw your first post on this I was tempted and actually looked up the pattern, but was able to withstand temptation (that's a virtue in and of itself!) ... for now!
The alphabet letters you have done so far look nice. You are a natural with your letters--did your school teachers ever tell you so? : )

Mary said...

My letters are up on my Wall today too! I feel like a copycat... Thanks for the links, but I'm going to be busy enough trying to finish my Challenge this week. Those letters might distract me on Wednesday.

AnnieO said...

Oh, you are tempting me too! But luckily I have a deadline to meet this week and several more coming up quilt-wise so I'll be strong this time. Have fun!

Chris said...

Great words to live by.

scraphappy said...

Looks like you've got plenty to keep you busy on a long holiday weekend. I love anything with letters, but your virtues are especially charming. Looks like I could surf for years with all those links, but I WILL resist the urge to start anything new!

Millie said...

Your letters look great! You can trim the A down without problems. I love the way you've arranged the fabric in your C, and your D and E look great too. Glad to have you on board the Letter Express!

Jo said...

I just finished some letters/words and put them in my crumb quilt. That was lots of fun. It made a big mess but LOTS of fun.

Gari said...

I really like your letters but they are not calling out to me: this is a good thing since I am currently overwhelmed with projects. And then you try to get me to read all those blogs. Shame on you.

Bonnie said...

Lovely letters. Are you using Tonya Ricci's book or just going solo? Some day I might do letters but not for a while. Although, wouldn't be fun to do a quilt for a grand child??? Just sayin' . Keep up the inspiring work. B.

Jean said...

The letters and words look great! Glad you joined the quiltalong!

Kate said...

Both of your "letter" projects are looking good. Can't wait to see how you finish off both projects.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheeee, love the virtues - those are fabulous blocks. the alphabet looks good too - love the different sizes of letters.

Jeanne said...

Your virtue words are wonderful and I love your header. As for the links...do you want me to sit here ALL day? LOL

Clare said...

Love the Virtues and that C is great.

Belinda said...

You are doing WONDERFUL letters!!!