Unfortunately, I'm still a sickly, pathetic, whiny girl. My fever has gotten lower, but refuses to get lost. I am feeling better tho, despite my complaining. I'm even managing to get some quilting done.
This reddish pink with purple batik is on the middle right side of the quilt. I didn't want a strong quilting color there and ended up going with a pale orangey yellow floss. I took a photo of this, just because I wanted to show you how I use a wide chalk marker to make my lines. I sort of follow it, move from one side of the line to the other and don't really worry about it too much.
I finished the block and it photographs terribly. The floss isn't very contrasty, but I like that. The bigger problem is all the chalk that's still on it - can barely see the chalk, but boy is it noticeable in the pic. You can see the quilting (and chalk marks) much better in black and white:
I'm now on one of the much narrow fabric chunks. I tried putting in a couple of endearments sideways and didn't like how they looked at all. And going from top to bottom, no, don't like that either. Ended up putting in three really short words.
I have to decide how to quilt the rest of it. I'm thinking of either using regular quilting thread (red I think) in a fan pattern or else doing each bit separately in perle cotton. Possibly even perle cotton fans. This is probably going to have to be determined by actually starting the quilting and seeing how it looks. I'm leaning towards the first option.
This book thing - yes, back to that again. It's got to be all about the letters and words. No houses (sorry, Joyce), hearts, asterisks or anything fun for now. The words is something no one else is doing so that's the focus. I gotta show the book publisher something they can't get anywhere else.
Ya'all can help me by making some quilts using the words. Lots and lots of words.
Wish I knew more about copywrite. Think it's okay to quote a song lyric, but honestly don't know. If you don't know either (and do want the possibility of publication) then stay clear of anything that might be a problem. A Shakespearean sonnet tho? A-ok. Something that you write from your very own brain? That would be the best of all.
When I'm feeling more with it I'll start doing a lower-case alphabet tutorial for ya'all. Anything else I can do? You know I'll give you all whatever support and/or advice you need. That includes you lurkers too - you're invited to the party.