This was very scrappy tho and I didn't pay any attention to making the letters look like letters, tho you can spot it here in the detail. These just look like crumbs.
I really blew it with the choice of border. I loved the red and white batik and used it altho something like this would have looked so much better:
This one is a failure, but I learned from it. It needed more light fabric (a common failing in my work) and it would have worked better if I'd put the letters into groups to make blocks and then sashed them, like Hot Crazy Love or my as yet unfinished crumb quilt. I was actually looking at this to see if I liked the center well enough to cut off the border, take out the quilting and redo it, possibly cutting up the top and adding sashing, but the truth is I don't think it's worth the time and effort.
Another lesson learned: beware the background you're designing on. I loved my black flannel design wall, but it made everything look much brighter than it actually was. A horrible beige color or gray wouldn't have been so misleading.
After something like this I can understand a bit why some people make quilts from kits - you know you're going to like the finished product. I'd be bored silly, but that's a different problem.
My Vegetable Bean Soup with Pistou (a Jane Brody recipe) turned out excellently the other day. By the fourth day of eating it I'll be tired of it, but not yet.
My sweetie and I just finished re-watching the fourth season of The Sopranos. He actually agreed to watch a couple of episodes every night, rather than our standard once a week. He likes to savor the shows while I love to binge. Watching them so quickly means I can remember the plotlines better. Anyway, it's been excellent and I wish I could reach through the tv screen and slap some sense into Bobby B: "Keep away from Janice!" Onward to Season 5.