Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wooooo. . .

is finally finished! Thank you to everyone who commented on my previous post and gave me such positive encouragement. It was a huge help. I still think that my "W" could be rounder, but overall I'm very happy with the way this turned out. This will be on its way to Lazy Gal Tonya on Tuesday.

This is Shade, testing out the fabric and helping me get into the Halloween spirit. Doesn't he look spooky?

I've been so busy working on my free-piecing. Here is HOME for Tonya's Happy 4-letter words quilt. This one was a lot easier to do than the "Woooo". The only hard part was staying within the size limitation. I ended up cutting down the letters quite a bit. I am amazed at how messy the free-piecing process is, at least for me. I have scraps all over the place. I go through a lot of fabric too. But I think it's worth it - what a great result and it's so fun to do!


Because it was so fun to do, I made a bonus word for Tonya. This one went really fast and I thought the K was a lot easier than I was afraid it would be. It only took one try! I think MAKEing things is happy - at least I'm happy when I'm making things, whether it's quilts or cookies.

Next on my list is a color challenge that is due in a month, so I have to clear the decks in the quilt studio, which has become quite a mess. At least I really like the color I have to work with. I promise I'll show you more on this later.

19 comments:

  1. great letters and fun fabrics. congrats on learning how to write with fabric! you're right it makes a mess, and you need the smallest little bits, and its also addictive. I'm just contemplating a 12-word sentence for my latest project.

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  2. Your words are terrific. I love the way the O's wobble up and down.

    I agree with you, making letters makes a mess of your workspace, but I love doing them.

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  3. woooo is that coool! And with the spoooky cat, it's even woooo-ier!

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  4. I hope your color is PURPLE! Shade looks very spooky under the quilt! I was cleaning up some fabric today and saw some Halloween fabrics. I was thinking it is time to start a Halloween project so it will be ready for the event.

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  5. Your words are brilliant. I love the way you've rounded the letters in Wooo and the O's sort of float like bubbles. Congrats.

    Free piecing is a messy affair. After doing Screech I am surrounded in scraps of black and green - loads of it! Yet more goodies for the tiny scraps bin.

    Oh - I do miss my Magic. It's looking at photos like that when I suddenly realise she's not here any more (sigh).

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  6. that putty tat is scary! great look'n letters!! well done!

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  7. Love the letters, it looks hard to do, though.Did you learn from a book, or tutorial?

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  8. awesome - you did a great job on that Wooo. those are rounded letters. Stop picking on the W - it's fantastic. and what a great home and make. I'm so thrilled you're going to send these to me!

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  9. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I think that your letters are super. Those o's took a lot of work, too.

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  10. I really like the WOooooooo, your rounded letters are great!

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  11. I really love your letters! I have always struggled with pieced words. I finally finished HOWL for Tonya, and I'm happy with it.
    Maybe with practice my words will come out as nice as yours!!!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  12. I thought I had the only messy floor; I'd take a photo but I'd be too embarrassed to show it. Well worth it though!

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  13. Sharon, they all look fabulous! I agree with you about free piecing: it creates a lot of scraps and is addictive. It was a challenge for me to stay within the boudaries for the 4 letter word bricks too. You did a great job with the K. And both words are so happy!

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  14. I really like the way your words 'HOME' and 'MAKE' look. It makes me almost want to start some of my own.

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  15. Your words are terrific - they will be a great addition to Tonya's collection!

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  16. I love your words! The woo is great and the photo with the glittering cat eyes is just perfectly Halloween-y.

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  17. Love the free piecing. I haven't tried it yet. Love that pretty pinwheel quilt too. Looks like you've been busy.

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  18. What a great project. HOME is my favorite - the plaid is so folksy, but the polka dot looks like kids playing, etc.

    (note to self - you GOTTA do this!)

    the Wooooooooo is REALLY clever. 8-))

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