Monday, April 14, 2008

Sewing Up a Blue Storm

I've been staring at the design wall for ages deciding on how to take things further, but before starting the filling in, thought I had better finish the words first.

So I sewed up a blue storm yesterday and got them done.

I think I'm going to reorganise the blue's, but am pleased with it. My favourite letters are the D in "world", the l in the last "blue" and, drum roll Tonya please, look at that S! I've finally cracked that little beastie!

For the filling in, I wondered about hearts, trees (I think no because they will detract from the words), houses, free pieced flowers, or alternatively putting blue borders round the words with the light background, filling in with white/cream, and putting a really jazzy/scrappy blue border round the whole thing.

I don't really want to make the length any bigger - it is already 38 inches long!


Anonymous said...

I hope the blue refers to the beautiful sunny skies of the Dordogne! Scrappy border would look funky & wouldn't detract from your text.

Juliann in WA said...

What if the words were the center and then you did a border of free pieced stars? Great job with the words.

Clare said...

Hi Juliann

The words are going to go in the centre. I'm thinking free pieced stars as a border, or perhaps a scrappy border. Perhaps even Tonya's spikey border?

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

looks great. I love that D too! and hurrah for the S. I like the idea of just a scrappy background. maybe restrained crumb blocks??? keep the focus on the words.

Heidi said...

I like your letters, they have style

the short half of the rest of it said...

wow! I really like the way it floats:-) like water and sky. I think it is really balanced... the dark blue anchor and the light blues lift. it is really headed in a good direction!

Mary said...

I like the idea of a star border too with the emphasis remaining on the letters.

I'm planning a *word* border for one of my quilts and dying to get back to my wonky trees too.