Monday, September 12, 2011

Brought to you by the letter S (or is it the no. 5?).

Red letter quilt along. "s" by stayathomelibrarian

So, I love letter making. Additionally,  I love bloggers that love letter making. Lynne, over at the Patchery Managerie is hosting a "Red Letter Quilt Along". I decided to jump in and do my own sampler quilt.  I have a kabillion I-spy squares, but they're mostly cut in 4 inch squares, which isn't conducive to letter making in the first place. There are other places- such as the scale of the print.

I'm not a big fan of the letter S.  It doubles as the number 5 and I just don't like that.  I'm a black and white kinda lady, and the duplicitous nature of this letter/number just rubs me the wrong way.  I mean to say, I can't get on board with it.   Sure, pieced in a word, you know it says SPAWN (if you were to quilt the word spawn)- and not 5PAWN, or maybe you wouldn't.  I tried Lynne's way of putting a little background color on the top bar, but I also added a little curved part in the middle.  It could use some more curvy parts, and I put in- and took out several curvy parts before settling on this one.  I think it looks less like a 5 thank other esses I have made- but I'm resolute that there is a "better" way.

The t is my favorite letter, not because it is simple, but because I like to do the double letter- as in Attie in a previous post.  So, I guess the "tt" are my favorite letters.   After spending more time that I care to admit looking through charm squares for a "t-word",  I can almost probably deduce that this will not be an I-Spy Word Play quilt.  Almost.

T is for tape measure.

Red letter quilt "t" by stayathomelibrarian

And in other letter making updates, I finished another Word Play block. The "a" is another one of the letters that serves a dual purpose.  Plop it on its head, and you have the letter "e".  Looking at this "a", it might do better as an "e", but there it is, stuck as an "a".  Not only is the "a" huge, but the block is too.  It's 7 inches tall and over 18 inches wide.

Jordan by stayathomelibrarian


Millie said...

Yes, that lower case a can in fact be a lower case e if you flip it over onto its head! Great letters! Try making the bottom strip of your S fatter than the others. It might "read" as an S better.

Great job on JORDAN. Big letters are MUCH easier to make than little ones.

(Millie is the cat)

Tonya Ricucci said...


Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on your letters...very creative!