Monday, January 2, 2012

My One Little Word

For the past few years, I, like many, have very thoughtfully picked a word of the year. And then I promptly forgot about it. This year, I thought a visual might help. So, I challenged myself, and the members of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild, to come up with a little mini quilt to document our One Little Word. Over the past month, I auditioned many words: lesson and complete were hot contenders for a while. But then, on the morning of January 1st, 2012 (yup, just yesterday morning) I knew what my word would be: seed. Everything starts with the seed. And if I sow (sew?) enough seeds, surely something will grow.

So, I had my word. Now, to make it into a mini. I knew I wanted to use some of the last bits of my Modern Meadow tree print. I thought about piecing the letters, but wanted to really challenge myself. I went to dafont to look up some block style letters that I might be able to copy, and I found what I was looking for here. Better Heather? That's me! I messed around with the font in photoshop, printed, traced, fused, cut, appliqued and got this



Now, to just hang it in a place of prominence, so I'll have a gentle reminder all year.

10 comments:

Teri said...

Great idea.

Needled Mom said...

Good word and a great idea!

beth said...

Your hard work on font, etc. paid off. What a lovely reminder.

Staci said...

Love your mini quilt with your word on it. Very, very nice!
I've been considering doing the same thing for the last couple weeks, but I haven't found THE word for 2012...

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Great idea to make it into a mini. Love it!

Dawn said...

Great Word Heather, and I love the font! I have my word, I just need to find the time this week to make my little quilt :p

Becky~ said...

I love this idea,thanks for sharing.

craftytammie said...

very nice! love that tree print, and wish my applique was that pretty!

Nikki said...

I really like this idea. Might have to try it for myself. Hmm...

Michelle said...

Great word, and great fabric!