Thursday, 13 January 2011

Singing the blues

I've just finished my second top using up blue scraps for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Having just enough left to make a rather small centre I decided to have a go at making some letters to go around the border, using Tonya Ricucci's new book. I enjoyed making the letters, they were more straightforward than I'd expected, but I'm not overly happy with some of my fabric choices. Some of the contrasts are too low so you can't see the letters all that well. And I've just noticed that I've put one of the borders on the wrong way round. Bother and Drat!



















14 comments:

Angelcat said...

I love the idea you had for your border. That book looks really interesting, I may just have to buy that when pay pay comes round in a couple of weeks :)

Wendy said...

I think it's lovely Amanda, I love blue!

scraphappy said...

What a great border! We are always our own worst critics. I think the letters turned out fabulous. Especially considering that it was your first try at free pieced letters. Careful though, you will be thinking of words for lots of quilts now.

Lynn said...

Fantastic! I love the border and using "blue" words ... truly inspired. You really are an artistic quilter!

Simone de Klerk said...

Now that was fast! Love the border!

Kay said...

I do believe that border really takes the whole thing up a giant notch. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Celia said...

Once again you have inspired me.I have one question; what do you consider scraps and what do you consider stash ?

Celia said...

You have inspired me once again. However I have one question; how do you define scraps vs stash ?

Amelia said...

Trendy and colorful!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness - that is AMAZING! And you made it so quick! You got me so excited to get working on some letters!

Jude said...

Looks great and I hope you had a good Xmas & new year

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh my WORDS Batman! ;0)

Your SECOND finish for the year---you go girl!

Amazing!

Candace said...

You have been really creative with your blues. Wow, 2 great quilt tops and your folder cover. By the end of the year your scraps will be taking up very little space.

Melinda said...

WOW, it's wonderful. Great job.