Thursday, May 22, 2008
I have been making letters/words/phrases to use in the borders of my quilt. I haven't made enough trees to fill the middle yet....so I'm going about this backwards, I know! ;-) The word "forest" will 'read' vertically along the side border. The letters are skinnier than I want the border to be, so I will need to add fabric on each side of the letters.
Should I add extensions to each individual letter? The block backgrounds are scrappy, so I would make each extension from a different print to maintain that scrappy look.
OR.... Should I sew the letters together and add long strips to the sides of the word to bring it up to the correct width? This would be easier (maybe...my letters are not uniform in size) but would it look as good?
Another question-- I am going to have large spaces occurring between my phrases. Is it generally better to use background fabric (in my case, beiges and creams...too light?) or to fill in the empty space with blocks (in this case, trees)?