Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Letter A

It's cool... whatever it is.

It's a nice...patch.


Those are the words from my darling supportive husband.

It was a learning experience in the following ways:
  • how quickly organized becomes chaos
  • realizing how many solids I actually have
  • sewing curves
  • making a paper pattern and realizing one must include seam allowances when cutting
  • my machine does not like to sew slowly
  • need to learn more about art quilt binding...or rather, have patience to learn more about art quilt binding
  • still hate Guterman cotton thread, and still adore Aurifil thread. (and no, there is no giveaway coming up...I just plain adore the thread and so does my machine)

Yes, the edges are curved. I could tell you I did that on purpose. I did not. But I went with see, I quickly made a paper pattern without thinking or planning. That's all.

To remind is my original doodle

So in response to my husband's "uses" that this has. *ahem*
a lovely tree ornament

A stunning fixture above the doorway...reminding me that I'm A, the alpha of the home...

A chef's dream for resting precious cooking utensils

A Mug Rug.
It's a cookie rest.

I had quite a giggle about it all. Alot of work, alot of learning, alot of quirky comments between dear husband and I.
Back to my normal quilting....


  1. I love it! Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that you wrote the A just like how I write my A.

  2. too cute and so tiny. At first I didn't even see the 'A' just the wonderful colours and the cookies...

  3. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Andrea, I love your little project. I picked up on your comment about your machine not liking to stitch slowly. I wanted to recommend that you lighten your pressure foot pressure and you will have better control. HTHs. Cindy

  4. Thank you Cindy! That is a super tip...I'm going to try that!

  5. I give you an A+ for your A. I love your use of colour. It definitely looks great everywhere.

  6. What a wonderful art quilt Andrea. Thanks for sharing your process with us, plus the cute conversation with your husband. I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

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    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

  7. Sweet! Will you do the whole alphabet?


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