Sunday, November 10, 2019

Quilcon Charity Quilt 2020 - Improv words

Have you made a word for the MQG Charity quilt yet?
We've pulled together a few links to help you along your way.

2020 Announcement from the MQG.

This Book "Word Play Quilts" by Toni Ruccici is a fantastic resource for improv letters.

She has a little bit on her blog but Mrs Sew and Sow has written a couple of good posts based on the book.

Here are some bassic methods. 'p', 'd', 'b', 'g', 'o', 'c' and 'q'  Big tip- Start form the centre.

Letters with a slanting line - 'r', 'h', 'n' 'u', 'm' and 'w'  -

The colours - black, white and grey. It doesn't matter which is background and which is the letters. You can do the whole word in one fabric, or make each letter different.  Solids, or prints, but no other colours to be included. Bonus points for text fabric!

Size - Your letters should be 3-5 inches tall.

If you don't have a word yet. check-in on the fb page.
Awesome, Believe, Calm, Confident, Creative, Dream, Epic, Fierce, Love, Kind, Relentless and Unique have been claimed.
To Choose a word -

Tips for Inprov peicing your letters:
 In order to stay within the size limits, start with some 3/4” and 1.5 “ strips of the word colour fabric. This will help you restrict the size of the words so that you don’t end up with a giant block. 

Do a rough sketch that breaks down the structure of the letter. Start with a section and work your way out. 

Don’t worry– wonky is OK.  Just be sure to have nice 1/4” seam allowances to maintain the integrity of the quilt when washed.