Friday, July 25, 2008

Violette

I am to be Violette's godmother on Saturday. I wanted to make her a quilt as a gift. I had not originally planned to include her name, but after toying with Tonya's letters, I decided to give it a try. The tallest letters here are about 8 inches high.

But I thought the letters in the fabric were a bit too washed out; that there wasn't enough contrast. Then I found this dark purple fabric with lines of pink dots in the bargain bin. I liked the contrast with the background fabric.I liked the spacing of the letters in the original and decided to keep it, so I worked on her middle name first. Then I decided to make a wonky heart to dot the "i" in "Violette."As you can see, the new fabric provides a strong contrast with the background fabric. I will use the original panel elsewhere. This is the completed name panel. It's about 20" high by about 24" wide.

After I got this far, I realized this was going to be bigger than a "standard" baby quilt. With what should I fill up the space? What, I wondered, was "girly?" As soon as I posed the question in my mind, this phrase popped in my head...

"Sugar and Spice, Everything Nice"

I knew I was in serious trouble.

6 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Marvelous...

cher said...

fabulous letters, yes, that phrase will lead you to trouble all right...how about more wonky hearts?
I like the greater contrast too

Andrea said...

Your letters are fabulous. I like the details...the offset double L's, the way the double T's are crosed, the little middles in the O's, the variation in the E's....Really, really fun! Good luck...whatever you decide to do to finish it, words or something else. It is going to be great!

Nancie said...

Your letters are great! Each one is unique in size and shape, and yet they appear 'controlled'. Very nice job.

Darling Millie said...

Thanks, gals! I went to art school, and studied lettering, so I have this ingrained thing that readability is important. Plus I cheated a tiny bit. I drew out my letters ahead of time, designing the size, arrangement and spacing all beforehand. Naturally things changed a bit from the first Violette to the second, but I really did plan the double l's, the double t's and what I placed in the negative space of the O's.

jmbmommy said...

This looks so fabulous! LOVE IT!