Simple Shapes Alphabet Sampler

Last year I played with making letters using drunkards path and half square triangle blocks. I wanted to create the entire alphabet in a similar style. I created upper case, lower case, and condensed upper case letters, and put them all together in this quilt. My goal in designing each letter was to use the simplest piecing possible to clearly convey the shape of the letter. That's why I call this my Simple Shapes Alphabet.

 Quilt in my sketchbook  

Quilt in my sketchbook  

 Letters in progress  

Letters in progress  

 Preparing circles to be cut into quarter circles  

Preparing circles to be cut into quarter circles  

I hope to someday write up a pattern or tutorial for all of these letters.  They are really pretty simple and many quilters could probably figure out how to make them just by looking at them. A few tricky letters got special treatment, but they are for the most part comprised of whole squares, Drunkard's Path blocks, and half square triangle blocks. Pattern-writing is not my strong suit, so it might take a while for it to happen.  But I'll get to it one of these days.

 Top in progress  

Top in progress  

 Competed quilt  

Competed quilt  

The fabrics for this quilt were generously provided by Andover fabrics. They are mostly Lizzy House prints and Andover's textured solids. I loved working with them. When trying to figure out the layout of the letters and how to use the colors I had been sent, Carrie's Bradshaw's curtains (from the early seasons) came to mind.  I love the big grey and coral stripes.

Quilted by Nikki Maroon. Finished quilt measures 77"x93".