Last night was the first FNSI that I participated in for a very long time!
The timing was perfect as it was the start of Spring Break for me!
I had the whole day free and I spent most of it in my sewing room! It has been a while since that happened!
I pieced some uppercase letters earlier this month and I still needed to piece the lowercase letters. I found Tonya Ricucci's Word Play Quilts book in the library to use as inspiration for making my lowercase letters. I picked it up Thursday after work and browsed through it. I wanted to make them 2.5" finished....half the size of the uppercase letters that I pieced. Tonya suggests 3" or larger letters so I drew out my own using graph paper.
I did all of them yesterday! Throughout the day and night! For the v and the x, I ended up paper piecing as the angles were 'getting to me'.
Maybe I just needed a rest from piecing these small letters all day...
Anyways, I was pleased with all of them except the k. Somehow, it ended up more narrow that the other letters. I'm sure it was my error in calculating the angles. I couldn't let it go and I thought about it when I should have been sleeping! ARGH!
So this morning, I decided to draw up a paper pieced k pattern. My first attempt was great...but backwards!
It must be from the lack of a full night of sleep 😉
So I drew up another, this time remembering to reverse the pattern.
It is so much better! Can you tell the difference?
Hop over to FNSI at Sugarlane Designs and check out what others worked on last night.
I must be in a paper piecing mood as I also worked on my Little Houses this week. The last time I posted about my neighborhood the population was 56. It has now grown to 66 with these additions!
I love this ongoing project! Not sure when it will end...maybe when I run out of blue scraps! That hasn't happened yet!