Friday, July 03, 2009

Slither Eek Boo Top

What a goofy looking title for this post - just looks like a string of nonsense words. Anyway, here are some photos of Slither Eek Boo in process; probably more than you needed but I wanted you to get a feeling for how I played and moved the blocks around. I did it far more times than I took photos, but here is a sampling:



You can tell how big that Woooo is with enormous Bibi there next to it.

Pokey wants in on the action too. Her belly fur is taking a long time to grow back - it was shaved way back in April.

Belly, belly, belly, now.


Since this is a Halloween quilt I did try to get Howler pictured but he wasn't very cooperative. You can see some kitty litter-powdered feet though.

Sweet Pokey being a pest as I tried to get the whole thing together yesterday.

The final top of Slither Eek Boo:

I decided to go for it and fit all the blocks into one quilt. Unfortunately I didn't make it and some aren't in here. Sorry about that - I will do something fun with them. I'm kind of a moron sometimes - I kept thinking this thing would shrink as I sewed the seams and it really didn't. It finished at 72" x 82". I think it would look better with a small border around it, but I just can't bring myself to make it even larger.

I think I did a fairly good job of balancing out the colors and sizes - not too bottom heavy or top heavy. I kinda wish I'd made two quilts so that some of these words had more room to breathe... Too late now. I so am not looking forward to basting this monster, but the quilting should be a hoot.

I've got more sewing I want to do so I'm going to sit at the machine and watch the Andy vs Andy Wimbledown semi-final. ya'all take care!

32 comments:

Mary C. said...

I love it. What a wonderful celebration of our creativity. Quilters rock. We could have never done it without everyone's kitty cats helping.
Mary C.

laura said...

So great!
It would make a great welcome for trick-or-treaters, except where could you put it...maybe a garage door! Had so much fun learning about letter wonkiness.

Kim said...

Nothing better than sewing to Wimbledon!
Go Andy Roddick! We need an American in Finals for a change!
Go USA!!!

Happy Sewing, love the top, now I can't wait to see what you quilt into it!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
I love it!
GROAN! All that fun piecing!
Slither off for a nap after that one!
hahaha!~
Super well done my dear!

Sharon said...

Fantastic job! What a great piece to hang up on Hallow'een! Have fun with the quilting.

Jennifer D said...

ITS WONDERFUL!!! I love it soooo much. The color scheme is perfect. What else can I say, genius.

Anina said...

This is so great! I'm going to have to try out these letters soon.

La MaƱosa said...

Wow, this looks so awesome! I love it! I'm going to have to try this, with Halloween words--they're so fun.

YankeeQuilter said...

It looks great...I don't think it needs a border at all...already so much to look at. Very, very fun.

Janet said...

Nice layout, well balanced with all the words equally easy to read. I border? not really necessary. Like it the way it is.

Yuki said...

Great looking quilt! I'll admit that I was a doubter but it looks amazing! ttfn :) Yuki

Julie in the Barn said...

Awesome! Nothing else to say, just awesome.

jmbmommy said...

This look so great! What a vision and what an outcome! I love all of the different lettering styles together. You are always going to have all of the best halloween stuff!!! WOW

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

It looks wonderful! I can't wait to see what you do with the quilting!

Sharon said...

Man, that thing is HUGE! Great job getting it all put together...it is awesome! You done good! (And sorry the Woooo is so darn big. Maybe next time I can get my word a little smaller!)

I loved what Mary C. said - it took everyone's kitties to get it done! Hee hee! Good one!

Clare said...

Andy -v- Andy was tennis at it's best. Boy - can Roddick hit that ball!

That is one big quilt. I thought Screech was quite big. Now I see it against the others it's tiny!

Still got to put borders on and baste Halloween Houses. Will get going sometime soon. At the moment it's far to hot.


Happy 4th July.

janet said...

Love the quilt!
The tennis match was great but very sad for us Brits! I have always been a fan of Andy R though, he played very well and I will be supporting him tomorrow. Looking forward to the Williams sisters this afternoon.
Enjoy your 4th July!

linda said...

Gotta love those cats!

Notjustnat said...

I love it the way it is. Such a cool quilt. You have motivated me to continue with my HAPPY QUILT, thank you. The cats are having fun too...!

jovaliquilts said...

Eek is right -- a HUGE quilt, it's size equaled only by how much FUN it is!! I definitely do not envy you the basting, but have a blast quilting. :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL!! Great job on the top!

Best wishes on the basting...

Beena said...

You did a great job putting those words all together! Great!
Kiss the kitties for me, and give extra to Pokey!
Happy Fourth of July, Tonya!

GloJoeSews said...

WOW!!!! I absolutely love it! The colors, size, variety of font--awesomely fabulous!

Deborah said...

You are truly a gifted collaborator, seamstress, and quilter. The quilt is wonderfully fun.

amandajean said...

that quilt top is amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Bind it in black. That will be enough of a border if you can't stand it with no border.

Mary said...

What a fun quilt! I've been watching the words come in and am amazed at how wonderful they all look together.

I'm working on a large one too that I'm contemplating borders for but in the end I'll probably make the same decision to leave them off because I don't really want or need it to be bigger.

Patti said...

So cool. What a jig saw puzzle to put the words together. Looks so great. What a fun collaboration!

Kathy said...

You did a great job putting all the words together. I think no other border is needed; its perfect as it is. I'm proud to have contributed to it and am looking forward to seeing the quilting designs you come up with.

Lynda said...

Hooray! Hooray! It looks great! (And I'm so relieved that my giant 'gurgle' wasn't all that giant after all! It fits in nicely. And I'm delighted that it made it into the top!)

Liz said...

It looks wonderful! I've really enjoyed seeing the different words as you received them. They are even more impressive pieced together. What a wonderful project!

Cheryl Arkison said...

One of the coolest I've seen in a long time!