A group blog for working on UnRuly Quilting projects and most especially UnRuly Letters. What is UnRuly? Liberated, wonky, improvisational, mis-matched, points cut off FUN.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One thing leads to another

I am an old fan of Tonya's and even participated in one of her first Wonky Word Online classes. When she posed the challenge of making a humbug I really had to try.

It looks sort of mechanical which I was not trying for but that's as close to a bug as I could get. The Hum part is hidden on the back (for those of you who can't see it.) The legs were a real bear to do! Tonya, next time put out a worm challenge! No more legs!

And since I like making letters rather than figures I made another attempt to join the Humbug group with this... But it looks boring by itself so I tried ANOTHER bug.

See how one thing leads to another? I was NOT going to make a bug again but I started and now I've got a bug that's unhappy... But I don't think he looks like a bug. Tell me... Do I really have to put a body and six more legs on him? Or maybe Tonya will do an Martian quilt someday and she can use him there... I'm still thinking about this. Will post again when I get the letters all put together.

12 comments:

Joyce said...

Your first humbug is just amazing! Who would have thought of hiding the word on his back??? I love it! And I am in awe of the legs having just done some. All I can say is thank goodness they don't have to be spiders or centipedes...

True Blue Nana said...

My grandson was sitting beside me when I opened this page and saw your bug. His comment "Look Nana that is a cool bug!" What better compliment! He and I love the way you did the legs.

Tonya Ricucci said...

fabulous! I love the bug with hum!!!! great letters. I love the frowny face - just leave him like that! woohoo!

Amy said...

very nice. the bug frowning is cute.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your work is always SO wonderful ... LOVE the bug with the letters on his back!

Mary said...

Clever, clever lady. That is wonderful wording. The beetle is amazing.

Michele Bilyeu said...

I do declare...a wonkified Japanese beetle that likes to hum ;)

Ann Champion said...

Your hum-beetle is so clever..and I really like the scowling bug, with the scientific name. :)

deborah said...

perfect HUM bug!

Clare said...

You clever person you!

It reminds me of a Scarab beetle.

Jennifer D said...

I love that mad little bug.
He says Bah!!!

sandra said...

Spectacular!