Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Feeling wordy

 It’s okay – I’ll restrain myself. And keep most of  the wordiness to the pictures. There’s been a bit more progress on Fontastic! It’s now ready to have the borders added.

Borders for Fontastic

I just sewed charm squares of Simply Color together to make some really bright borders.
I also added the remaining words to the quilt top so now it’s a really big quilt! Okay King Single bed size. But it feels huge!

Fontastic quilt in progress
A beautiful friend of mine gave me some fleece backing to use for the quilt. And it is the perfect amount – if I just add borders to the sides, and not to the top and bottom. So that’s the plan now.

Quiet Play Fontastic quilt with silhouette

My sister has been visiting so I put her to good use to hold the quilt up. She’s tall. 5’10 or 5’11 so that might give you an idea of how big the quilt is! I love this one with the silhouette behind. The shorter shadow on the right is my son who couldn’t miss out on the fun.

Even puddled in a heap, Fontastic is looking so fabulous.

A heap of fontastic

So a massive thank you to the lovely Erin for the idea of this quilt, and to the testers for making it come together and to my gorgeous anonymous friend who donated the backing. I hope to get the side borders on today and then start figuring out how to finish it off. Basic quilting looks like the plan – for a change, you know.

The other WiP for when I need a break from sewing… I’m hoping to have Sew Retro 2 ready to release in my Craftsy shop very soon.

Sew Retro 2

What do you think? Keep calling it Sew Retro 2 or come up with some other name? Decisions decisions.

WipWed

26 comments:

  1. I think Sew Retro 2 - it really is a sequel, except in this case it's just as good as the first ;)

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  2. Love the quilt and I think side borders only is a good idea as its already very long! The star in the bottom corner just finishes it off, like a full stop at the end of a sentence. It look great!

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  3. Such a fun quilt! A good reminder of all things good! It's going to be fantastic.

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  4. I am glad you could get them ALL onto one quilt and make it a fab single size. Love Aunty and J pic too! I am still rooting for 'Sew Kitch' for the the sequel but I am biased.

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  5. I love words. This quilt is fantastic!

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  6. Love the quilt! And that star makes it perfect. Good luck with the quilting job ahead!

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  7. How about "Retro Again"! The 'fontastic' is looking fantastic!

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  8. I like Sew Retro 2 or "More Sew Retro"

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  9. Looking awesome!! Am super excited about this one. x

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  10. That is one verbose quilt ;)

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  11. Hi! I love your patterns and especially these letters are super! Amazing quilt!

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  12. Wow, those letters are looking fantastic! This will be one wonderful quilt.

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  13. As you know I love letters quilts. How about Sew Retro Kitchen?

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  14. LOVE the shadow pic. The quilt is big and will look fab with those funky borders on the sides. I also vote for Sew Retro 2. Continuity and all. :)

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  15. Beautiful quilt! and such cute shadows.

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  16. Since "retro" has its origins in the French language, how about Sew Retro Part Deux!

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  17. I would stick with Sew Retro 2. Looks wonderful!

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  18. I love this quilt! Love it!

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  19. Sew Retro 2 trips off the tongue very easily!

    The quilt is wonderful from start to finish.

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  20. Love the idea of borders on just the sides and that star in the bottom corner is great!
    Sew Retro 2 sounds good to me!

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  21. Ha ha here is my little star!
    The whole quilt top is just spectacular!

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  22. The quilt is amazing. Perfect in every way. =)

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  23. Ohh Sew retro 2 is lookign fabulous to my eyes.

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  24. You have done a great job putting this quilt together and the borders look awesome!! The Silouette shot is my fave too! Enjoy the rest of your time with your sister!

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  25. Your word quilt is awesome. I just made some placemats using your letters. They turned out great.

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  26. The word quilt is Fabulous Dahling! Erin is so smart!!! Love that girl. Maybe this will motivate me to finally do words in a quilt!

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