This year’s challenge with my Fifteen by Fifteen group is going to be letters. The first one was Letter S . After making that, I already had a clear idea about how I will make other letters, and I hurried to start my next quilt- Letter P.
I started with the drawing that gave me only a wage idea about proportions and placements of the design elements, that will go from one quilt to another:
Later I didn’t follow it through, moving diamond shapes and changing the letter itself.
The same three diamonds with stronger color as a design element will repeat in all quilts. The same fabric and hand stitching for the letter itself. I want every letter at some point to reach the edge of the quilt. When all quilts are finished and put together, the letters will make their own design. When I move quilts around, this design will change.
This time I decided to go with red, yellow and orange colors, adding some blue and green that were in Letter S quilt:
I made a paper template for a letter:
Then I started building a background:
I didn’t like green triangles in upper left corner, they didn’t have enough contrast. It looks better now:
Here came the time to start sewing. When I moved to the sewing machine, I had a helper (I always do):
I started by inserting letter P:
I first hand stitched the letter and the densely quilted the background:
Look who is lurking in the shadows!
After finishing quilting, I faced the quilt the same way like I am going to face all 6 of them. Here is the final result:
And a small gallery of detail images:
And finally I put two quilts next t each other:
I look forward to making Letter C quilt now.