Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Craft Book Project

I'm linking up with Craft Buds to share my craft book project.

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

Earlier this year it was our 5th wedding anniversary. As a surprise for my husband I made him this 'Johnny Cash quilt' with the lyrics of our wedding song on it.




I had started this quilt thinking I could just improv the letters but since I'd not been quilting long it was harder than I expected and each letter was taking me ages (I think I made 3!). After a little hunting around I discovered 'Word Play Quilts' by Tonya Ricucci and it all finally made sense:


I love her philosophy of unruly quilting and the great way she goes through the different ways of making letters and the fab projects she shows in the book.


Happily my husband loved it but to be honest it's on the small side so it now resides in my daughter's room and I have an excuse to make more quilts ;)



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15 comments:

  1. It's brilliant Lucy. A great excuse to make another ; ) I just finished a baby quilt inspired by that book.

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  2. Awesome! You know, I have a habit of making throw quilts for our family that are too small for my husband too. So he drags the old ratty blankets out of the closet for on the couch and it drives me nuts. I need to make a quilt just for him, maybe even a twin size.

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  3. This is awesome. What a fantastic gift and a fab lyric!

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  4. Love love love this quilt it is so cool!

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  5. Such a great quilt! Awsome job on sewing the letters =D

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  6. Still loving this quilt. Makes me giggle. ;)

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  7. I have a feeling one of these word quilts is in my future. Not yet though...not yet...must finish something first!

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  8. awwwww, SUPER adorable! now i want to do that with our wedding song...

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  9. Oh yes I love a bit of unruliness - off to put it on the Amazon bucket list. I just adore your quilt - we had Bob Marley's Is this Love? at our wedding!

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  10. this is great, you really mastered that technique. Such a lovely idea for a present.

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  11. What a great gift and I love that book!

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  12. brilliant quilt - you did a great job. thanks for the sweet words, I'm glad the book helped.

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