Wednesday, November 6, 2013

More about letters...

I have been working on patterns the past few days and nights after work, so haven't done any sewing or quilting to post about. I had some good responses to the free pieced letters class posts, so I thought I would post some info about how you can be inspired and learn to make your own letter project.

I was inspired by Lynne at Patchery Menagerie to try it...I had seen the book, Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci and Lynne's projects, and thought it looked like fun, so I joined in a few summers ago when Lynne hosted the Red Letter Quiltalong. I really enjoyed it and made this alphabet quilt.

 It's a very creative process since you are actually designing your own quilt, just using the book to help with letter construction. The more you try it, the more creative you get and even work out your own letter piecing shortcuts. Plus it's fun to make other items that fit your theme, such as asterisks, stars, and even cats!

If you've been thinking of trying it, go for it! If you've tried it in the past, I'd love to see your project!