Thursday, June 04, 2009

Boo Boo Wooooo

Whee, I was going to post these gorgeous blocks bit by bit, but realized I was getting too confused and forgetting who sent me what.  So lots of fun in store for you today.

Brenda S of Scraps and Strings went boo-crazy and made nine different BOOs for Slither Eek Boo. It really is fun to be able to compare so many different ways of making the same word. Brenda blogged about these here and here. You went above and beyond the call of duty, Brenda!

And that big wonderful Woooooo on purple? That's from Sharon of Indigo Threads. These are some of her very first letters and she did such a great job make them round and curvy. She wrote about making the letters here and here. Sharon also made these sweet words for the 4-letter word quilt.

Speaking of that quilt-to-be, here are more fabulous blocks. This cozy Warm from Laura of Cloth and Mind - go see her Live, Love and Learn quilt. Quiltdad John made these sweet Life and Luck blocks - I love the different sizes of letters. Kathy W of Israel sent me a Wish - look at the wonderful W and S. Cherie M of Quilted Jonquil did the beautiful Glee out of Cherrywood fabrics - so yummy. I love that final E in particular.

These are some great leftover blocks sent by Sharon from her Wooo experiments. This is her first rounded W and it's wonderful, but the one she ended up with is even rounder.

Marge F was in my very first online class so I'm really pleased she made a name for me. After all, it was those students who started the whole name sampler.

Also included in the pic above is a leftover H from Clare (you'll see the word it fell from later in this post) and some of Kathy W's experiments. She did an amazing job on this Q. I love it and am going to have to play with this method of Q'ing.

Here are some more fonty words for Slither Eek Boo. Up top we have BBS Quilt Design Beena's excellent moan with the jagged bottom and target O. Dordogne Clare went pointy for screeeech - you can see it in progress here. Doesn't that just feel like claws on a blackboard? 

Next is Jovaliquilts Cheri's marvelous thump. If you haven't already read about the making of this block, I recommend you try these posts (1, 2, 3) to read the advice Cheri got about making the block and the decisions she made along the way. 

To the right of thump, do you see Judy S's really fun Rattle? The letters look like bones - hee hee hee. The R and t's are just amazing. Speaking of rattley bones, there's Cloth and Mind Laura's marvelous rattle along with a free-pieced bone. Woohoo.

Below that we have a great clanky clank by Sarah of By Needle and Thread. She loves bright happy colors - her blog is a joyous place to visit. To the right is an awesome in your face eeK by Marge F - I can hear that scream in my brain.

The last block is Kathy W's awesome squeeeak. Shoot, I just realized I forgot to ask Kathy if I could post her write-up of how she made this block. Hopefully I can get that for you in another post. Isn't it awesome though? 

All these blocks are totally cool. I'm gonna have a great quilt. Or two. Some of these blocks are biiiig as well as an amazing amount of fun. To help put them in scale, here is Pokey checking things out.

My husband says it looks like the screeech is coming right out of Pokey's mouth:

The innocent girl look. What me? I'm not in the way.

Thanks to everyone who sent me blocks and gifties. You all are incredible. Dionne, I got your package today - you'll be featured soon.

So in the world of me, things are going well. My husband made it home safely. Yesterday he helped with getting Pokey her sub-cutaneous fluids and that really IS a help to have someone who can keep an eye on the fluid level and turn it off. And last night, Mexican food and Margaritas. For the humans, not for the poor jabbed girl, though she did get that extra helping of watery Fancy Feast.

We've been catching up on some of the tv we've missed. Woohoo for season 4 of The Closer, not to mention Mythbusters and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.

Ya'all take care.


I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Wow, that is one heck of a sqeeeeeak! She got all the letters so uniform it looks like off a computer!

jovaliquilts said...

I feel like I'm truly a part of it now -- Pokey has walked on my block!
The new season of Burn Notice starts tonight (!!!!) so the old one should be available on DVD.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I'm more and more impressed with the fabulous fonts people are doing! Wow! I hope you have a great time catching up with your husband.

Brenda said...

well, I didn't mean to be an overachiever -- I thought you wanted variety and three little letters were so easy to play with. the whole thing is looking great and I love how you scared all the free-piecer letterers out of lurkdom into action!

Kristin L said...

Awesome blocks!! I especially like Susan's big purple woooo --- it's very wooooo-ey. Kathy's sqeek with little serifs is incredible. You'll be able to make several quilts with all this great stuff!

Sharon said...

Oh Wow! These all look so great together! There's some very inspiring fonts there - food for thought. Everyone has done an incredible job.

Glad Pokey is doing well, and that you're having a good time with your hubby.

Millie said...

Wow! That squeeeeak is tremendous! This (these) quilts will be awesome!

Beena said...

All the blocks look so great!

Glad your hubby is there to help with Pokey, now, and that you are getting time to catch up with eachother, and catch up on your shows, too!

Chris said...

Wow, so many awesome words! I love the rattle and the bone.

Notjustnat said...

I love looking at all different shape and style of the blocks. I have lot of ideas from them for my POSITIVE quilt too

Clare said...

I thought my screech would be too big, but compared to some of those blocks it's quite small.

Squeeeak is awesome. I'd love to read how she put it together.

laura said...

The variety of styles is so great! I'm thinking we should do another one with cat words. It seems everyone has cats, so many words, so little time!

byneedleandthread said...

Yay you got my "clank" block! This quilt(s) is really shaping up. I'm so glad to be a part of it. And also happy to see Pokey doing her thing strutting all over them. Hugs to Pokey she's such a darling!

ROZ said...

Mind boggling

Tanya said...

Your words are so exciting to see! Some of the designers are amazing!!! So many ideas going there, and styles! I love the MOAN and the squeeeak!

YankeeQuilter said...

This is going to be an awesome quilt! What fun...

Caught the first episode of Burned...DH is hooked so now we have to go back and get the first year!

Anonymous said...

I posted about my shriek block over on my blog if you want to go have a peek. It should be at your house soon!


Anonymous said...

Hope Pokey is doing good. I think about her a lot.