Thursday, November 29, 2007

slowly working


Making small bits of progress. I pieced this word, but I don't like the colors of the word with the colors of the windsurfing boards or the background so I think I will set it aside for a different Christmas thingy and piece a different phrase for the windsurfing Santa and reindeer.

I am experimenting with using multiple fabrics for backgrounds and letters within the same word so I can use scraps. I can't decide whether it makes it confusing or if it gives it some quirk. When I free piece the letters I'm pretty good about not wasting fabric, but I cringe thinking about the amount of thread I'm using. I guess I need to come up with a leader and enders project or I need to chain piece, but I'm not practiced enough in my letter making that I can plan that far ahead in construction to chain.

6 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

I love the different backgrounds you gave the letters -- I think its very effective as there was a limited pallet...

Heidi said...

Oh, your letters are perfect ! And the boards too

Rose Marie said...

Love what you've done so far and the different greens gives it spunk and looks like shade and sunlight when you're sitting under a tree.

Diane said...

This is charming. Your lettering turned out great. I'm not bothered by the different green backgrounds but maybe you could balance them out by adding more green elsewhere. With this kind of quilt, you often can't tell how all the elements will work until you're ready to assenble the whole thing.

jmbmommy said...

those boards and sails are SO great... the words look good...

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE your letters with the different background colours. I think I agree that they maybe don't suit the boards, unless you add more green somewhere as suggested above :)