Friday, September 30, 2011

Name game

The name game, or rather free-pieced letter game, continued several nights this week.  I lined them up to see what they would look like once surrounded by background.

The capital R in Rafilda bothered me--seeming too clunky.

So I did a little surgery and added a narrow background strip for refinement of the letter.  As with any new technique, it takes a bit of time to get your mind wrapped around it, but by the third name I was comfortable "thinking in strips" as I added them and branched out by exploring fonts.  It is the deadline for the UFO challenge and obviously I will not get a quilt finished today, but I am four steps closer!  What do you think?

8 comments:

Barb said...

How fun is this>>>>>??? You make me want to do one, you and Jean....love love love it!

Quilter Kathy said...

Awesome! I think you accomplished a lot with these names...I know how long it takes!

Shay said...

I love them - they look fantastic. You are one very talented witch naming /word making chick!

Kate said...

Very cool names! They turned out great. Can't wait to see them all sewn on to the quilt.

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute, cute, cute. Can't wait to see them with your witches.

Stephanie said...

Sometimes those little things bother us too much and we have to satisfy our creative self. :o) I just love their names.

Vivian said...

How did you make a decision on the names? Are they all original or maybe characters from somewhere? I don't get out much. They're probably all well-known characters in some movies or books.
Great stitchin', Ms. Orts! These are going to be such a great addition to your quartet of ladies.

Belinda said...

WOO HOO...Look at you...going all wordy on us!!!

I am sooo glad Tonya finally did a book, now I can just flip open the pages instead of having to go back and forth to my computer for the letter instructions!

Good job!!