Maryte Collard – D

Inspiration: I will continue on the same path for all letters, by using the letter itself as the main design element.

As in previous letters S, P and C, I pieced the background using my own hand dyed fabrics, mostly in pastels. This time I wanted the main color of the piece to be blue. But I also added some colors from previous quilts: green, red, yellow and purple. When quilts are put close together  touching each other, those colors transition from one quilt to another. Three dark blue diamonds, corresponding with the main color of this quilt. The same fabric and hand stitching for the letter. Letter D reaching to the edge of the quilt. Hope this will help to make an additional  design, when I put all 6 quilts together at the end of the year.

Everything is done using my favorite techniques: machine piecing, dense machine quilting and hand stitching.


Detail views:


The series so far:



  1. maryte, your letter series is very inspiring. the fresh colors make one feel happy and at ease with our surrounding world. it was already a project to start such an alphabet series, but seeing yours just urges me to start soon 😉

  2. Maryte Collard

    Anne, thank you for your comment. If you ever decide to go this way, give me a buzz, I will share with you an idea, that came to me too late 🙂

  3. Beautiful design, I love the soft colours and how “D” is incorporated into the design.

  4. A perfect continuation of your series. The assembly of your works will be very fascinating. Beautiful composition and design search completed by well-matched colours.

  5. How well this fits in to your series, you manage to change the colours but keep them in harmony. Beautiful work as always!

  6. Another beautiful piece ! I like how the colours you have chosen mix with each other and how this piece mix with the other ones ! Beautiful !

  7. A great addition to your series. The dense quilting is beautiful. Can’t wait to see all six of them put together.

  8. Beautiful use of a softened color palette. I appreciate your use of the dark blue as it helps move the eye throughout the composition. And I don’t want to forget to mention the quilting as the motif is a perfect fit for the overall design.

  9. Another beautiful piece in your colourful series. Love your composition and the use of the darker diamonds in every piece. Your series will result in an awesome overall piece. Looking forward to the rest of the letters. Very nice machine- and handquilting combined. Well done.

  10. Another beautifully stitched piece for your series. Lovely colours and detailed stitching. It’s good to see the 4 together and to see how the common elements begin to link them.

  11. joanbrailsford

    Such a vibrant, happy series of quilts and this one continues in that theme. I love the way that your quilting is done and adds such depth and movement to the piece. Well done.

  12. I like your colours! It’s beautiful how they match. The quilting is well done as usual.

  13. studiociboulette

    I love your series, the colors are wonderful and your combination of machine and hand quilting give it so much depth. Beautiful.

  14. Beautiful colors and quilting on your modern composition of the letter D. They will look amazing together. Well done.

  15. Maryte, what a nice job you’ve done again. Your series will be beautiful, everything matches, your colors and stitching. The diamonds are a good design element too, well done.

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