For all six Fifteen by Fifteen challenge quilts for this year I am going to continue in the same style, repeating some of the same elements of design, adding something new, and changing color scheme. First two were Letter S and Letter P quilts. For Letter C quilt I chose lavender and fresh green as dominating colors, with some red, yellow, orange and blue added to make a smooth transition from one quilt to another.
This time I didn’t make any sketch, except I made a paper template of letter C to fit into 15×15 inches square. To know the limits of the quilt I arranged a 17×17 inches square of batting, and started construction.
First three elements, as in other quilts, had to be three diamonds made from dark green fabric:
In previous quilts I used squares and triangles, this time I decided to add more diamonds:
Then I continued just filling in empty spaces:
It looked like there was too much of dark purple, I only left a very narrow line of it, also added more dark purple lines:
I was pretty happy with this and sewed everything together:
Letter C was cut out from off white fabric, that I used in previous quilts:
I transferred the shape on the quilt top and made a cut. It was scary!
It was tricky to piece the letter in. In one spot the horizontal purple line got broken but I better followed vertical lines:
Quilting is always my favorite part of quiltmaking. I hand stitched the letter and densely machine quilted the rest:
I faced the quilt as I did others of the same series. The complete quilt:
And the close up:
As I said before, I added red, orange and blue to make a transition to other quilt when the quilts hang close together:
My other idea is for all letters to reach the edge of the quilt at least in one spot. When the quilts hang close together, the letters will make an additional design:
Three more letter quilts will be made this year. The next letter coming is D. Can’t wait to work on it!