I am not sure how the idea of a crossword puzzle came to me, it was probably something Beverly wrote in her email describing the challenge. Once I had a format in mind the challenge was how to develop it. I wanted to focus on the group members and their blogs as a way of getting to know the members better.
Once the crossword puzzle questions and answers were constructed I explored several laborious methods of transferring the puzzle to fabric and decided the most logical idea was to scan the completed puzzle into Photoshop.
The biggest hurdle was printing on fabric. There were problems with color saturation, paper misfeeds and ink smudges. Perseverance paid off and I finally printed something that was usable.
I used a pillowcase finish for the first time and this technique worked well. All in all, I am pleased with the finished piece. More details are available on my blog.