I must confess, I have a weakness.... no, I don't mean the obvious (fabrics, my children, chocolate) but the weakness I want to confess to today is words.
Yup, words. As a former English Lit major, it's not too surprising that I love everything wordy, from a brilliantly worded sentence, a fabulous read all the way down to the fantastically wordy quilt.
What? What's that you say? You say you've never SEEN a wordy quilt? Well, I'm sure you have, but you just don't remember, or maybe realized that there was a sub-genre of quilts called wordy! Maybe there isn't a sub-genre, I probably am the first person to use this term.
The quilt pictured here is by artist Jill Ault, check out her website Fiber Art
So, for your viewing pleasure please check out the following links:
- Lynne at the Patchery Menagerie has a wonderful quilt for the bath: Rub-A-Dub-Dub
and another fabulous alpha sampler quilt: Alphabet Sampler Quilt Top
- Of Course, Tonya is really the Queen of lettered quilts!
Here is Tonya’s Tutorial on: free-pieced letters
Here are just a few of my favorites: Joy and Home or Pantry
And lastly is a quilt Tonya featured on her blog that was made by Julie Suchomel, it's an Inauguration Quilt
Also if you follow the last link, Tonya provides more links to great presidentially themed 'word' quilts. And her previous post also highlights some great quilts and quilty 'parts'
- Bonnie Hunter also has several letter quilts that I love:
#1: The best things in life are quilted
#2: Flys in the Buttermilk
#3: True Friends If you want a little blurb about the true friends quilt and more close-ups of this quilt Click Here
- I love this Bi-Lingual quilt top by Taniwa: Wonky Word Quilt
- Dianne, at a California Girl in Oz has a wonderful quilt called 10 Wishes
- Kateri at Threadlines has the ultimate in ‘wordy’ quilts: Letters
And why are there no pictures of my own work? Well, it's one of those skills I have not yet mastered. Tonya makes it look so easy and wonderful, but I'm still struggling. Most likely it's my own stringent ways that are the biggest stumbling block. Soon I'll have something of my own to post... soon...