I had given up on my idea of entering Texting While Sewing as I have had so many other deadlines to meet for class samples etc.
But August would seem to be finishing later than what was in my head - anybody understand that??
And, today I found myself allocating some time to make a final push on my texty block, and I finished
- woo hoo.
I designed my block with the idea of it being the front page of a newspaper.
I didn't have much text fabric to give me a variety so bought a couple of fat 1/4s. It was a challenge fitting the letters into a 12 1/2" block but I did it using my EQ6 software and then foundation pieced the skinny letters. I was able to use some of my saved selvedges in this bit. (see ladies, I haven't gone off my head completely)
I foundation pieced a nice wee block to add to the visual interest.
And as I was running late I tried a little stamping - I am so rubbish at this.
The background to the lettering was very white and when finished it stuck out like a sore thumb, so I dabbed a damp teabag over it, worked fine I think. I can't stop thinking of the daft joke - what's black and white and read all over?