Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Challenge Revealed

This year's challenge was to find 3 paint chips whose name started with your initials and then to make something with it. You could add up to 2 additional fabrics. So, as I've already mentioned in a previous post, I struggled with this one. After multiple false starts, I finally hit on something.

My paint chips -- pardon the blurry photo: 

Reading all the blogs with the countdown to Tonya's book release inspired me. Lynne's journey with this quilt was my light bulb moment. I borrowed her idea of playing with fonts first and then trying to copy them.

I really wanted to include all the serifs in Antique Ruby, but quickly discovered that wasn't going to happen. You can see from my "A" that it didn't come off too well. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, considering it's only my 3rd attempt at doing letters freestyle like this. Altho, I'm not so sure this is considered completely freestyle since I was trying to copy the feel of the fonts.

I decided to use this as a good practice for doing feathers so the top and bottom are quilted with feathers. I can actually say I think they turned out ok.

All I can say is, I'm sure glad this one is done. Next year's should be a bit easier since I've got it all figured out already. More on that at a later date.


Millie said...

WHO ARE YOU KIDDING?? You did freaking AWESOME!! This is nothing short of TERRIFIC! Wow! I'm impressed and pleased as punch I helped you get to where you needed to be. Thanks so much for sharing!

(Millie is the cat)

Tonya Ricucci said...

wow, woohoo!!!!!! are you kidding me, you did great! and yes it counts as free-style if you didn't paper-piece it. I'm hoping you didn't measure every last piece, but even if you did, still a big woohoo! looks fab and I LOVE that A in antique style. congrats.