Monday, September 19, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Sept 19, 2011

On my Design Desk today is my September UFO.  I've switched out these witches for this month's selection. Yes, it is already way late in the month but this is as far as I have gotten:
I found the project box, picked out fabric for the background and letters, and read Word Play Quilts to prepare for making names for my witches.  This book is terrific, and I'm not saying that just because I made a word for the quilt that ended up on the cover!  Which, by the way, was the first and last free-pieced word I have ever made (my word is SOAR).  Tonya breaks down the letter-making process to easy steps using strips of different widths.  She has two main guidelines:  If it is too long, cut it off.  If it is too short, add to it.  You can see tutorials on her UnRuly Quilter blog.  Now I just have to choose the names from my long list of favorites gathered over the past year!  See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

10 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Looking forward to seeing what word(s) you choose!!!

(ps: I'm always going to love those witches!)

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh those witches are so likeable! Looking forward to your words!!!

Shay said...

Every time I see that book out at a shop, I tell people I know the lady who made "Soar ".

Have fun playing with the words for witches!

Connie said...

Have fun choosing names for your cute witches!

Barb said...

Your witches look awesome!!!

Cathy said...

Those witches look like so much fun. Happy, friendly witches

Barbara said...

I love your witches. That is a fun block to do.

Melinda said...

Love the witches. I got the pattern last year and now if I can locate it again, I want to start working on it. Can't wait to see the names!

Kate said...

Great witches! Can't wait to see their names!

Tonya Ricucci said...

that soar is magnificent! pretty unbelievable it was your first go.