Wednesday, 18 February 2009

What's in a name?

Tonya asked if people who had taken part in her on-line challenges would make their name and send it to her. I have done a couple of her challenges and love making letters, so promised to make mine for her. But names are very personal things. Love them or hate them, they're part of your identity and not to be considered lightly. I spent a while thinking about the colours I need, to show my style and personality - alright, I knew lime green had to be in there somewhere, but where? I had recently been to see my friend Ruth, who had bought some lime green fabric to border a Linus quilt, and found herself with some left over. Since she knew she would never use it herself, she kindly gave it to me. It was just the inspiration I needed. Lime green background for my name was perfect!
The letters are all bright colours which I love to use, some left over from recent projects and a purple piece with writing on it. The letters are lower case - that's how you write a name right? with a capital at the start. Now I'll get it in an envelope and send it to Tonya. Hope she likes it!

4 comments:

Millie said...

I did the same kind of thinking about colors and fabrics when I made my name panel for Tonya.

Love the lime green!

Lynne

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your name looks great and those colours are perfect!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

she does, she does! fun bright happy colors and that little a is marvelous.

katepang said...

Thanks for liking my Ethnic English quilt! I've only just returned to blogging, so I'll have to catch up with what you've been doing. However, you are right, it does give me a good feeling to finish something, especially as my PhD is far from done!