Thursday, October 29, 2009
Words, Words, Words
The Four Letter Words quilt is finally finished.
This was part of Lazy Gal Tonya's LOVE exchange last year. Tonya made and sent out sets of pieced blocks spelling the word LOVE and participants were to get busy with them.
This top was pieced by the end of '08, as ordered. But then it sat and mellowed for awhile as life got in the way and controlled the steering wheel for awhile.
Not wanting the LOVE part of the quilt to get too schmoopie, (Apologies for posting that link again but I CANNOT HELP MYSELF) my thinking had been to make a quilt full of four letter words. Probably best not to use the bad ones, although that would have been fun... So it became a quilt of positive four letter words.
For backgrounds, there was the stash of wordy and letter-y fabrics. Fun!
And a free-pieced border, using scraps from the letters.
It was quilted with the usual meandering , echo-y scribble, using varying bright colors of rayon repeating the bright colors in the pieced words. I could never hit on one single color to use. The binding is more word-y fabric, directional enough that it takes on an interesting look on the bias.
This quilt grew like some organic thing, with no system and very little measuring. In the end there was a decision to be made about squaring it off or not squaring it off. It stayed crooked. Happily though, the top edge ended up sized so it will fit on a wall quilt hanger I have.
So now it can go into the regular rotation of the changing quilt display in this house.
Ta Da! A finished object...