Wednesday, March 17, 2010

finished top




After having added to my stash of Cherrywood fabrics, and received a nice donation from Librarygal Pam, I was finally ready to make some letters and words. I used 1.5" and 1" strings for the letters - so they are quite big!

Some of you will know that Quilt it is the name of my blog - could not resist integrating that phrase. Reading the book, I noticed how "making do" was a central value of the Amish. So these two phrases kind of stuck in my head, and I love how they sound together. I was planning on using them in the opposite order - make do, quilt it. But then I made a little mistake in choosing the colors for the letters (yellow letters on purple background) so I had to switch the two around. Or to make do - you could say....




It's a bit hard to get a true picture of the dark purple colors - still winter...
I am considering hand quilting this in big baptist fans or machine quilt a diagonal grid. Not sure yet, but my hands are saying they need a rest from hand quilting...

Loved making the letters, have started planning another all letters quilt. And there is so many pretty Amish quilts to be inspired by....

16 comments:

Lynley said...

Your letters are wonderful - beautifully proportioned - they look like they belong together! Great colours too.

Ati. said...

Beautiful with those strong colors!

nicolette said...

Stunning quilts Marit! Love your letters!

Clare said...

Lovely strong colours.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

oh wow. it's wonderful. I love how you made the letters - that q is marvelous. great job!

Lesly said...

Fantastic quilt! Love the colours and the letters are boss!

wishes, true and kind said...

What a fabulous job you have done! And great job making do!

Rene' said...

Marit, this is spectacular! Love the meaning behind the words. Your words are so perfect as well. How do you do that?!?!!!! So proportional. Love how they stand out against the background.

beth said...

I love the quilt, the colors and the words! Great job.

Brenda said...

it's lovely. great letters and colours!

Jewel said...

I love it... especially the colors you used and words are super!

Yvonne said...

It's wonderful...love the words.

Kim said...

It really is so fun to take an inspiration and let it lead you instead of following a pattern.
I just love what you have done here....(can I have the pattern!
Ha... just kidding)


I wonder how history will view our quilts?

Happy sewing

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! Congratulation!! It turned out wonderful!! You are so good!! Anne:-)

Marit said...

You are all being so nice! Thank you!

I think the biggest decision I made after picking the fabric, was to just let go and do it... And sometimes that is the most difficult part
; )

Yvonne said...

I agree....that is always the hardest part for me.