Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Making of F, Day One

I decided to make the letter F in this nice vibrant PINK! What else would be FUN? The white strip is 8" wide by about 18" long or so, the pink, about six inches wide. I'll cut it down and use it for other things.
I sewed the two pieces together on the long edge, then trimmed the pink piece down to about 1-1/2 inches.I lined up the wider pink edge to where I thought it should go, then sewed it in place.
I trimmed that piece down, and sewed a piece of white to the end of a piece of pink, then lined that up and sewed in in place.
That corner needs to be softened, so I sewed a strip across the bottom.
Here I'm checking the angles against my drawing.
Laying some white strips along the outer edge helps me figure out what the bottom curve should be.
I use the pins to mark the lines, and then start sewing white fabrics to shape the outer edge.
Continuing to shape the lower edge...
One piece at a time... it's coming along nicely.
I've set out some fabrics to see where the top and middle crossbars should go, and sliced it across.
Here, I've sewn a strip of white to the end of a long piece of pink for the crossbar.
I sewed it in place, but looking at it now, I think it's too narrow. This piece needs to be removed and replaced with a wider strip....

More later.


LizA. said...

Love the step-by-step process photos. Thanks for sharing. That's similar to how I like to approach doing my letters. I REALLY like the idea of using the wider piece and trimming it and using it again. I will have to remember that.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wow, really beautiful letter. I like the narrow bit. another great post.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Lynne, the pictures are terrific. I can see if I use larger pieces of fabrics instead of trying to get the piece close to the size and shape I'll need, I won't get so frustrated. Thanks!

Michelle said...

That's impressive!

jovaliquilts said...

I love seeing how you do this! The F is beautiful.

Judy in Michigan said...

Great job - I can see how your process works and am pleased that it doesn't always work the first time - not pleased that you have to do it over but pleased that others have the same problem as I do. Will the "U" and "N" be script also??