Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Getting closer to FUN

OK. Don't worry about the color. Don't look at the fabric. Don't look at the way the letters are lined up. Don't look at the out-of-size "u." Don't look at the scale of the red "Fun" compared to the other letters.

Ignore, even, the attempt at a drop shadow around the "N." (The idea is good; the execution - not so much.) The fabrics here were from my "fugly" collection. This word is a mock-up.

Just look at the letters. I'm playing with the shape of them. I've left this photo enormous, so you can click and then click again for lots of detail.

I already know the answer, and I'll tell you in my next post. The answer may surprise you.

7 comments:

LizA. said...

Hhhmmmm, I "think" I finally got it--you're playing on the statement--fun is the only word that plays by the "rules" I.e. It's the only word done all in the same fabric....I'm probably way off base here....

Sharon said...

I think Liz has hit the nail on the head.
Right?

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

I wondered that, but it doesn't obey other rules ... like it has lower case u and capital N

Clare said...

I see it a different way. iF YOU ObeY ...... you're emphasising the stress points?

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think you're pushing yourself to do something different from the earlier rules quilts, to advance your lettering repertoire, trying to let the letters/words represent what they 'say' and 'mean' ... in other words, you're having fun with what you're doing (along with plenty of agonizing between there and here). I also think you will do the right thing when you're done trying out variations.

Tonya Ricucci said...

I like the extra big size and the color. looks like you're adding some shadows, or at least thinking about it. more fun letters for the next orphan quilt!

pwl said...

I so love this quilt, and the original. It makes me want to make my own. (And I do plan on trying one - real soon now!)