Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Dotted Line

I'm starting to assemble the top of the Alphabet Sampler Quilt, and I didn't like the way the upper and lower case letters blended together.

I wanted each of them to have their own emphasis. In the historical samplers, there is usually a line of decorative stitching separating the various rows of letters. So I decided to make a row of little squares on their points. I didn't want the little squares to disappear, but I didn't want them too too bright either. So I used a dusty blue. I am very happy with the way looks now.

I guess I've set myself up to make a couple more of these. (I'll post a tutorial to make this Seminole "band" tomorrow.)


Gina said...

Looks great with the little row of squares.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

T said...

VERY clever. I liked it without the band, too, but the addition is quite cool!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes, yes, yes. The dotted line makes a wonderful difference!!

susan said...

oh this is totally awesome lynne
i think the band of diamonds is perfect, and such a pretty shade of blue
cant wait for the tute

Mel said...

Oh, now I will have to make one for my son's play room!
Love it!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

coming along fabulously.