Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm a miser...

I had an hour today and I convinced my son that we needed some craft time. He worked on dismantling his chair with the socket wrench, I made this.
It was such fun...I think that I should read the tutorials again and maybe print them out...because there was much throwing away and seam tearing. I think that I also might make mine somewhat ambi-seasonal because I just love this word and this material and think that it would look nice in the craft room all the time.

Is it easier to do smaller letters when you are more of a pro?? and Why am I such a fabric miser? :)

6 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

I made my first word kind of big but my hope is to make my words smaller since I want my quilt to be a wall hanging. I used a bunch of strips that I already had cut for string quilts so it didn't hurt too much to use them up.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

The more you practise, the easier it gets and the easier to make them smaller. I have the opposite problem - I can't make large letters.

Your JOY looks fabulous - you've come up with your own way of making a "j" - I love it. there isn't much contrast though so your joy isn't going to stand out much. Is that the effect you want?

get over the miserliness! you have to play and practise to make progress. any blocks you don't like can be turned into utility quilt blocks by your or someone doing a quilt for charity.

jmbmommy said...

I see the contrast issue...I love to thread write on the sewing machine...so I thought that I could emphasize the "joy" there. I think that bad lighting in the picture is also part of the issue...so fun, I think that I might be addicted...

Lynda said...

Love the Joy! (I have to confess, I also love lime green!) What a great idea to display it all the year round! Go for it!

Carol E. said...

I love how your "joy" wiggles up and down, like a dance.

jude said...

very joyous indeed!