Friday, June 17, 2011


This is a future quilt project in the works. I'm nowhere near ready to start sewing. First, I have to settle on a way to organize the words in this quote.

I have turned my wonky free pieced letters on their sides, making them wider than they are tall. (Most of them, anyway.) As usual, I draw my letters out first, experimenting, then when I get some ideas I think I will like, I color them in with black permanent marker, make photocopies, then start cutting and rearranging the letters until I get a layout that pleases me.

Here are two arrangements. There are seven things that are different from one to the other. Do not consider the word spacing -- that won't happen until the letters are sewn together. There are two red herrings - which is to say two things you ought to be able to see right away. Some of the differences are very subtle.

This isn't a contest, there is no prize, no bragging rights. It's just a way to share my thought process, and to show how sometimes the littlest things really do make a difference.

I've left the photos quite large. You can click them, then click them again to enlarge so you can see a lot of detail.

Have fun!

To my Very Best Friend: Happy Birthday!


Quiltdivajulie said...

Three jumped out at me ... and before I look any more, I gotta say I love those small e's that looks like pac-man characters!

Great post!

Camie's Kitties said...

I like the clipped corners on the M's, N's and H's. What would it look like if you clipped the upper left hand corner on every letter?

And while I like the slashed O, I don't think it goes with the rest of the letters.


Millie said...

Tara, If I clipped the corner of every letter, it would look contrived. It would look forced, and that would attract attention to the letters themselves, and away from the meaning in the phrase.