Sunday, January 4, 2015

Er...

The world is a funny place. I decided to make a quilt using my leftover bits, my scraps, my duds, and some orphans.  I took the word SOUP and added an ER to it to get SOUPER,


but a lot of people didn't like it. My sister came over yesterday and pointed to the ER. "This is too light."


Rebecca didn't like it. Lindaroo didn't like it. Megan was confused.

So even though the letters were already sewn into the quilt, I took them out.

 As you can see, there are thirteen individual pieces.


Then I made a new set of letters, and I made them DARK so everybody could see them and they wouldn't get lost.

Can't miss them now.

So Rebecca, Megan, Lindaroo, Sis, and anybody else who had reservations..  Do you approve?




PS Terri, I know about kerning, I studied lettering in college. I do the best I can when putting letters together in a way that makes sense visually. Unfortunately, a lot of times the seams get in the way.




 UPDATE - Some comments from me, after reading yours...
Ladies, I am amazed that you are all taking this so seriously. The plan was to use my leftover scraps to make this flimsy. I thought it would be fun to add the letters E and R to the word SOUP to make a version of SUPER. I thought it would be funny. A play on words. Ladies, loosen up! The whole thing is a joke of epic proportions.  Relax!

11 comments:

Megan said...

Well, I'm not confused any more, but perhaps you'd be helping your students by reading the sentence when you show them the quilt, in case anyone else is as slow as I was in getting it. LOL

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Hitch and Thread said...

Yes that helps a lot! All this time I thought that "e" was an "a"!! Whoopsie.

Hilda said...

I didn't comment...but the first time I read it as "don't be chicken, have no fear, just make soup or amazing quilts." I thought it too funny because I do make a lot of soup (and lots of it chicken) and quilts both--and that perhaps you were a kindred spirit, cooking and quilting! Wished I lived closer to take a free piece lettering class.

Kathy said...

I thought the same as Hilda, I thought "or", and that certainly would have worked. You have a lesson to offer with this when you teach... show a pic of the original and let them "read" it. er, or, and now Er!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree with Kathy - take the "light" er along so you can hold it up and let them see the difference for themselves ....

Rebecca said...

Humm Thank you.
And please like others have suggested take the ER along with you to class so others can see the difference. .
Although Making soup is not a bad thing either cause you can usually make quilts and soup at the same time. lol

Ruth said...

I am learning a lot from watching this quilt in progress and from the comments. I kept missing the er each time I read a new post and would read it again. I wonder if there is a way to use both the "er" and the "or". I think either way it is clever.

Lija said...

Very good change, the er seemed to get lost and was hard to read.

charlotte said...

Much clearer! And instructive for students, too.

lindaroo said...

Since you asked... It's better. Still, it's such an odd, make-believe word, that I read it as "soup–ey".

charlotte said...

Well, since you posted so many versions, it looked like you were looking for feedback, so people helped. It isn't all that funny, IMO, but does look like a good teaching tool. Which was what you were going for, right?