I have to tell ya though, the letter tutorials are no longer at Quiltville. I had Bonnie take them down in anticipation of the book. (self-promotion: Word Play Quilts available December 7th) So if you still want to add letters to your quilt top, you can wing it and figure out your own great ways to make them. Or wait for the book.
If some of you want to keep playing, we can come up with another challenge. I figure we can just keep working in this blog. new folks can join in if they want. I'm thinking of it as "One Step Beyond" Amish or maybe Improvisational Amish.
As in, I'd love to see you take another step, push yourself a bit further. I figure you're challenging yourself, so you can decide just how far you want to go with it. So depending where you are in the liberated spectrum, you could:
- make your quilt actually wonky this time.
- piece crumbs together to make new "fabric"
- don't make all the blocks the same size, change them up.
- use half blocks as well as whole blocks.
- Go for a Gee's Bend meets Amish Improvisational Lollapalooza.
- Use leftover strips and pieces - but work from here on out only using scissors or tearing.
- No rotary cutters or rulers used whatsoever.
"Rules" to this challenge:
- use solid fabrics (or solidy, mottled, marbled, batiked, hand-dyed). this time you can add prints if you want.
- state which quilt(s) from the Brown collection is going to be your inspiration OR be a rebel and pick an Amish quilt from a different source.
- you don't have to use the same inspirational quilt that you did before, although it might just be fun to work in a series...
- you do not have to use letters - just to make that clear.
What do you think? Anyone want to keep playing?