1/26/16 Reviving this post for Val’s Tuesday Archives–button in sidebar.
This is the project that has been distracting me from quilt tops.
I had been wanting to play with improvised letters and seeing a bib with the following saying on it provided an inspiraton to play. Next time I try letters, though, it will be for a larger piece and shorter words.
The letters are all red; I don’t know where my camera found black. Plan A had been to have the gold shaped in the shield like Superman’s S; however, I was doing well to fit the letters onto bib-size.
To show how fussy the improvisational process was for me, here are the leaders and enders that I sewed along with it. There are 45 finished 9-parch blocks. That is 8 seams each for a total of 360 starts and stops. I usually make about 10 seams on leaders and enders at a sewing session. So improvisational piecing is fun, but it is not a shortcut.
It has been so long since I posted about this project that I’ll post the link for Michele Foster’s tutorial again in case any of you are interested.
Now I have to cut the neutrals and triangles to add to the 9-patch blocks. I am aiming for a twin size charity quilt unless I get tired before I make enough. I won’t be stopping because I ran out of scraps!