Yay!!! I've finished my entry for the Typography Challenge and there's still eleven days to go!!! That's definitely a record for me.
Here's my entry: a set of letters and numbers, with two fabric baskets to put them in.
My inspiration came from a rag quilt letters tutorial, by Jessica from Happy Together.
As a test, I made some numbers first, using the NSW Foundation Handwriting font. I made my numbers much smaller than the tutorial and used cotton fabric sewn onto felt. The tutorial suggests clipping the edges and putting in the dryer to make the edges raggy. As I backed my letters with acrylic felt, I didn't think the dryer would be a good idea, so I just zig zagged the edges.
For the letters I used Jessica's free pattern and scaled it to 75%. This still makes the letters larger than the numbers. Once again I used acrylic felt as a backing. This time I just sewed the cotton and felt together and have left the edges raw. If the fraying annoys me, I'll zig zag the edges, but they definitely look better without the zig zag.
My letters and numbers needed something to be stored in, so what better than two fabric baskets, using a brightly coloured material covered with numbers.
When time permits, I'll do a set of lower case letters and also duplicates of common letters. Little people I know will be receiving the letters of their name as birthday presents. I think I'll make their names with full size letters and maybe I'll use batting, quilt the letters and make the edges raggy as in Happy Together's tutorial.
Rikka and Keren, from Ricochet and Away and Sew la Vie! have hosted four challenges:
- The Retro Pillow Challenge
- The Solids Only Tote Challenge
- The Naughty Notions Challenge
- The Typography Challenge
There's still time to enter the Typography Challenge. Entries are accepted right up until the end of March. You can see the entries finished, or nearly finished, here. If you don't have time to sign up for this month's challenge, these two talented ladies hold a new challenge every alternate month, so that makes the next one in May. Well, I'm hoping there'll be another challenge in May.
Here's my entries for the previous three challenges:
I'd have trouble picking my favourite or saying which challenge I've enjoyed the most.
Thanks Keren and Rikka for hosting yet another challenging challenge!!! Count me in for the next one...
Edited to add: I've written a tutorial on how to make the little fabric basket with handles and another tutorial on how to make the fabric basket without handles.