Monday, July 20, 2015

The Mighty Jungle

When I sent a stack of my "dud" letters to Julie a few years ago, Julie was surprised at how big they were.

Oh well. I couldn't see the point in making a letter so small as to be bulky and awkward to handle. So I made my letters bigger.  This J is about 8 inches or so tall.

This is the J for Valerie's Kona Nerd challenge. I had to make one of Kona's color words out of Kona fabric.  I found a jelly roll of Kona solids in my stash, so I used that. I don't have any other solids.

The problem was the background. No one strip was big enough, but the jelly roll had so many wonderful tones, using multiple color strips was the only answer.

The other problem was one strip was not big enough for all the letters in the word JUNGLE, and the fabric I thought I would use was the wrong color.  Again, the answer was to use many colors, which is generally the way I like to make my letters anyway.


It was a big risk, and there was always the chance it would fall flat, but hey, you never know till you try, and like I always say, "It's only fabric, it isn't gold."

 Here is the finished word panel, and I sure hope Valerie likes it, because I am thrilled.  So how big is it?

It's 36" wide by 9.5" tall.

OH! A little bird told me it is Valerie's birthday today!!  Happy Birthday Valerie!!!


You know the best part? My birthday is tomorrow. Gee Valerie, I knew we were connected somehow!



10 comments:

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to the two of you! love that Jungle.

Pat said...

Yes, Happy Birthday all around, LOVE that Jungle!!

sharon said...

Love your Jungle....early Happy Birthday...hope it cools down a bit for it...the word describes the weather here in Massachusetts today - very jungle like...

Quiltdivajulie said...

Working from the stash with certain limitations really does pump up the creativity ... Love your jungle word . Long distance Birthday hugs to both of you!!!!!

Megan said...

Your word looks fabulous Lynne. Happy birthday for tomorrow.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy Birthday! It's a jungle out there, and yours is one I'd love to be lost in. Well done~

Sandi said...

Happy birthday to you both, may the lion sleep tonight in your Jungle. Looking forward to the finished quilt.

Dee W said...

Wow! Great look, wouldn't have thought of it quite like this. You have such great ideas, I saw your crayons quilt in Des Moines. Happy Awesome Birthday!

Valerie Levy said...

This is fantastic! Best birthday gift! All these shades work beautifully together to build a junglescape... it's perfect. Can't wait to see all the blocks come in and play together to build a Konascape! Thanks a bunch!
Have yourself a wonderful birthday! Cheers!!