Saturday, March 15, 2008

can you read it?

I've been sewing letters for my word project while I think about the 2 bees quilt, and here's a problem I've encountered: the medium coloured, busy prints don't work well for letters. the pink print says Love and Hope with some hearts. anyone have ideas how to fix it? or do I rearrange the letters for another word, like "confuse"?

5 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

I can read it. Maybe if you put one row of light fabric and then some darker fabric it will pop a bit.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I can read it too. I hear ya though on the busy prints - they sometimes make awful letters. I think for the word soothe tho it's kind of nice to have this calmness. I'd leave it as is - it's pretty. But not use that print again for letters.

work and learn....

Quiltdivajulie said...

I can read it -- and I agree with Tonya. Leave this one as is but shift to a less busy pink/fushcia for your other words. (would a bit of black around SOOTHE make it "pop" ??)

Lynda said...

I can read it too, but I had to look carefully. You could try and put a narrow strip of the background fabric between the letters to make them more distinct. (You don't even have to sew anything, just audition some fabric and see how it looks.)

Tracey in CT said...

It is readable, if you look carefully. I think it is kind of nice to have some words that fade into the background and others that really pop out.

If it really bothers you, maybe you could do some embroidery or couch some yarn around the outsides of the letters. Kind of like when we used to doodle and make colored letters with a big thick black line around them.