Maryte Collard – S
Inspiration: Originally I wasn’t very fond of making letter quilts but after researching history of letters, and taking a classical calligraphy class last November I found it inspiring.
After the calligraphy class I knew I would use an actual letter for each of 2020 challenge quilt. I didn’t want to go the classical way of calligraphy though. My favorite quilt-making technique is machine piecing, and I had to find my way using it for making letter quilts. They all will be made in the same style and using some of same design elements, but there will be differences as well.
For letter S I pieced two sides of the background using some of my hand dyed fabrics in pastel colors. Then I pieced in the letter S itself. I densely machine quilted the background mostly echoing piecing lines and hand stitched the letter. The quilt is faced.