Today is also Design Wall Monday and this is what I plan to be working on... my Letter Quilt Along project.
I made each letter with a random choice of the colours in my focus fabric, and am not loving how the red letters line up, but I decided that I am not going to fuss with any of the colours. Nor am I going to worry about the shape of each letter. I know that some letters are too tall or too small, too thin or too wide, but I am just learning how to make letters so I keep repeating to myself "it is what it is"! Now I have to make all the letters be the same height, and then I have to make the rows be the same length. Thanks to Tonya for her great book Word Play Quilts and to Lynne for all the tips and inspiration.
I got the idea for adding the asterisks from Jean's letter quilt, and used the tutorial on the Selvage blog. The green block was my first one using the tutorial sizes. Each successive block grew a little smaller and now I am totally in love with this block and want to make a whole border of the asterisks blocks. I don't know how far my fabric will stretch, but I decided to just start making them and see what happens.... how fun!
To see other design walls, hop over to Patchwork Times.
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian blog readers!