Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday #38 and Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is the Canadian Thanksgiving and everyone is enjoying a relaxing day at home. I will be doing some gardening and some cooking, but hope to sew most of the day.
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!

16 comments:

  1. Too cute! I love the colors!

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  2. I have got to get this book! Love what you've done with the bright colors - great job, it's awesome!

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  3. I just bought Tonya's book. Haven't started anything but I will someday. I wonder how many books I say I'll start something from some day! Thanks for the inspiration. B.

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  4. The Asterisks add a great spot of color. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Love your quilt and the fabrics! What a fun project. I am going to check out that asterik, I'm sure i can use it somewhere.

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  6. I LOVE this and it gives me an idea for a quilt that would combine my love of quilts and cross stitch samplers -- thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. I just enjoyed the quilt for a minute before reading your post and I must say that I had not noticed the alignment of the red until you mentioned it. The asterisk is a delightful touch for this design. I think you got it just right!

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  8. really like your colors for the letters.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving! I do hope you got to sew some. Love your leters, so bright and fun.

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  10. Your letters look pretty good to me and those asteriks do too!

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  11. The quilt looks great! If the red alignment really bothers you, you could shift it a bit by moving the purple asterisk 2 places to the left That would pub the blue O over the red P, and break up that straight line a bit.

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  12. The variety is what makes it sparkle ... VERY fun. You should be proud of your first efforts!!!!!

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  13. That is amazing - and I had to take 3 or 4 looks to see what you were talking about with the reds lining up..... so to me - its perfect!

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  14. Love the asterisks! They are fun to make...your alphabet is looking great. My letters aren't all the same size either but I decided that a little difference looked more like kids writing....so I like it.

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  15. This alphabet is so cute. The asterisks make it sing. This would make a great baby quilt.

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  16. Random sizes and colors add to the playful theme! Love them.

    Happy Thanksgiving, belatedly.

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