Monday, July 23, 2007


I had planned to post about Venice today, but it's taking awhile to get that together. Instead, here's what I'm working on.I am beginning to get the hang of making wonky letters and am getting less nervous about making free cuts in the fabric, so I made the word purple all in one fairly short sitting. Now that I have several words, I'm thinking more seriously about layout. Right now the plan is to add some interest by mixing in some tall, skinny color words and some short, squat ones.

And here's what a stack of 147 hexagons looks like (a mere 2-1/2" tall). It's what I need for my next I Spy quilt, which I'm making for my nephew Andy's two little girls. I had about 80 already cut and finished the rest this weekend. It's pretty time consuming to fussy cut the pieces, but as soon as that's done the rest is just stitching. I like having a project that is straightforward -- something good to fall back on when I'm not sure what to do on a more challenging quilt.


The Calico Cat said...

My hats off to you for doing your I Spy quilts with hexagons... Not what I consider "Straightforward."

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

your letters look great. The more you do it, the easier it gets - glad to hear you're in the groove. how tall are your purple letters (well, the yellow letters that spell purple)? I look forward to Venice.

Rose Marie said...

I've always admired these wonky letters and looking at yours has given me an insight for a baby quilt. Can I be brave enough to step outside the box and just do it?