Monday, December 27, 2010

From My Pieced Alphabet:


It is obvious that the blue V above requires more pieces than the green one.

The green V is from my Altadore alphabet. The Altadore alphabet is an attempt to create a greatly simplified shadow alphabet and thereby minimize the number of pieces and the sewing time required to make it.

That simplification comes at a cost. Letters like S and E cast a great deal less shadow than letters like V and N. The black predominates over the white in the neighborhood of the V and N and so they lose some readability.

If, however, the shadow is made light and the letters made dark this becomes a very readable, attractive and useable alphabet.

As a quilter, pieced lettering was my first love. To see more samples of my letters go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Lettering.

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