My younger daughter Val is home visiting for a few days (hoorah!) so most of my free time is spent with her, but I managed to find a few minutes today to get back to my Stroop quilt. The letters are not sewn together, but I laid them out on the background fabric for this photo. The scale is uneven, but I'm just leaving it for now and after awhile I'll figure out what I like and what I don't. The pink color is more true in this photo than in the one above:
I've been using Tonya's tutorial, but as her basic message is play, play, play, I haven't followed it to the letter (pardon the pun). I put an angled line in the y just to see what it would look like. I made one straight l and one angled l, but it turned out less angled than I had anticipated. I have found that to be a common problem for me. The angle always feels much bigger when I'm cutting and stitching than it appears when it's done.
I'll add the ow soon (the o looks easy but the w is a tad intimidating). Leaving it as yell for now has some merit. I had a rather unpleasant week at work and a bit of yelling might have been cathartic, if not productive in the long run. I did take today off to be with Val, however, and that was very nice. Actually, a couple days ago I wanted to work on my letters and found I was too keyed up to concentrate. I just wanted straight line sewing. Today when I started working, I was sorry I hadn't attempted the letters because they are so much fun that it would have been good for me.
And I found myself remembering that my dad once took some medication that made him see things in the wrong colors. His first clue to the problem was when he noticed a pink schoolbus on the road!