Monday, January 4, 2010

Playing with Letters

From My Pieced Alphabet:


As quilters, we make patchwork quilts.  What if I were to make patchwork letters too? It's would be a great way to use up scraps.

For my Patchwork Alphabet I've decided on 1" x 1" squares on a 3 x 6 grid for the letters.

What if I keep the squares simple by only using the following to make my letters:

Plain Squares


Half-Square Triangles

Quarter-Square Triangles

Squares with 2 Connector Corners

This 8 uses squares, half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles.

I can sew all the diagonals using the connector corner method.

It's fun to try different color combinations.  The important thing is to maintain a distinct contrast in tone between the letter and the background.

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