I tried making a "Life" wall hanging before, but I never liked the result. Here's effort number two. I wanted to use a leafy green background, to symbolize life. And I think that I'm getting the idea of the free-form letters. I'm not sure how to quilt or not-quilt it. There's so many seams, that hand quilting seems to be out of the question. I just may tack some flannel on the back. Suggestions are welcome. Now about the "jag" border--it's not paper piecing. It's not using a template either. It's a free-pieced thing. I got the directions from the book "A Passion for Patchwork" by Lise Bergene.
Now on another subject: the wonderful movie "Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School" just wow. And you wouldn't believe the stars in this picture.