Saturday, January 05, 2008

Free Pieced Letters

Here is my first attempt at free piecing letters. I got the inspiration from Lazy Gal Other stuff, I free piece all the time. I mean, I free pieced before I knew it was free piecing, if you know what I mean. I raided the scrap bucket for red and green, for the snowball quilt. Then I started folding fabric, and then I needed a cutter blade, and then, well, I went to the quilt store. Ahem. I seem to have slipped and swiped my card on the way down. Two yards of a really cool-ie-o red rose print. Ah, well, back on track with budget recovery month.

It seems that the green letters don't show up as well as I would like, but I'm thinking of yellow fabric paint. That would be a good thing to do before I go to bed tonight- it will be perfectly dry by the time I get home from work.


Katherine said...

That's really nice, I like the snowball quilt, too.

Color theory--in general, warm colors advance, cool colors retreat. Light/dark contrast plays a part, too.

I got slapped by that on oddball stranded socks--I only had darks and even when the colors seemed like a good contrast, they didn't have enough light/dark contrast. Had to go out and buy some lights.

AlisonH said...

Cool. I like the pink tiles in the background, the picture matching the new blog look.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

you did a great job. very fun. be interesting to see how the paint looks - you're very daring.