Applique Calligraphy

Before I got a computer with lots of fancy fonts I dabbled in Calligraphy. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but I have always loved the look of a page of beautiful writing. With a computer I put the fountain pens and assorted nibs and bottles of ink aside, and used a publishing program to produce fancy text on a page.

However, I still play with fancy letters, but now I am appliqueing letters onto quilts rather than putting beautiful writing on paper. This ‘sampler’ is one of a series of smaller wall hangings I have designed, a couple of which I have made, experimenting with different fonts, and ‘page’ layouts. A couple of the fonts I have designed myself, and the ones on the computer have to be traced and modified to work as applique.

After three years of playing, I have just realised that it would be possible to make a quilted version of a cross stitch or embroidered sampler. (Sometimes it takes a little while for the obvious to jump up and hit me between the eyes!) Up till now I have been thinking about quilts and blocks and applique with letters, but now I am thinking of stitched sampler layouts as well as quilt layouts.

The Electric Quilt 6 project file for this pattern will be sent on request. Just fill in the form on my profile page (Abour Judy B) or leave a comment below to receive the file by email within the next few days. Instructions for opening a project sent by e-mail are on page 113 of the EQ6 User Manual. Here is another colourway of the same design which might appeal to those who are not attracted to the autumn colours above.


About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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42 Responses to Applique Calligraphy

  1. Di says:

    Oh Judy,
    I really love this one. May I please request the project file.

    Regards Di


  2. Eileen says:

    Judy, I would love to have a copy of this file if it is still available. I love calligraphy too, and have zero talent for the pen and ink version. thanks!


    • virtualquilter says:

      I found it so frustrating to do something wrong after an hour of beautiful writing, which wouldwreck the whole page!
      Judy B


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  4. hua says:

    hi judy. i would like to receive your file by email please. thank you.


  5. Priska says:

    Hi Judy

    May I have the project file please? Thank you very much this will be great.



  6. I would deeply appreciate being sent the EQ file for your Applique Calligraphy. It is simply gorgeous!

    Thank you very much for you generosity.

    Shelley Rodgers


  7. Linda says:

    Your Calligraphy applique is wonderful. I’d also love to receive a copy of the pattern.
    Thanks, Linda


  8. Sharon says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile. I would love to have a copy of this EQ6 project file. Thanks for sharing.


  9. JeanJ says:

    Hi Judy

    Like you I dabbled in caligraphy, but wasn’t very good. I love your project, please send me your file.


  10. Susan Torrens says:

    Love the appliqued calligraphy! I’d love a copy of the EQ6 file. I’m inspired by all the virtual quilts you design….


  11. virtualquilter says:

    Hi , Everyone!

    Thank you all for the compliments.

    Hope you will be back to see more virtual quilts, and that you have fun creating your own.

    Judy B


  12. Barbara Gilstad says:

    Your calligraphy quilt is lovely, Judy. I’d love a copy of your EQ6 file. And now that I know about your blog, I’ll be visiting it often. Thank you for your generousity.

    Barbara in Texas


  13. gloria murray says:

    Judy, I would absolutely love a copy of your alphabet. Your are incredibly generous to share. Glolria


  14. Cindi in MI says:

    I just found your site thru the EQ Blog. The calligraphy is beautiful and I would love to get a copy if I may. I’m currently taking EQ classes thru QuiltU although I’ve had EQ5 for years and just upgraded to 6. Your site is now in my list of favorites and I look forward to seeing more virtual quilts from you!

    Cindi in MI


  15. Denice says:

    I have always loved Calligraphy. You’re is beautiful. I have never had the talent to create it, but you sure do! I love how you used it in the quilts with the books. Really nice!


  16. Barb Vlack says:

    Denice, thank you so much for offering this EQ6 file. Please send me a copy. I love the way you used the antique calligraphy, and I am a collector of applique fonts! I learned about your offer through the EQ blog.



  17. Jean Goebel says:

    I love your appliqued calligraphy. Applique is my favorite. May I please have a copy of the file? I learned about this through the EQ blog.



  18. Erika says:

    I love this quilt, would like to have the EQ6 file also.

    Erika from Austria


  19. Carolyn says:

    Judy, your letters are beautiful, and I would love to have the EQ6 file for them. Thank you for sharing your work. I used to do calligraphy as well, but haven’t picked up the pens and ink for several years. Love the idea of putting them on special quilts – Carolyn


  20. Patty says:

    I love this quilt. My DH has done calligraphy since he was in 5th grade. He is now teaching our granddaughter. I would love to make this for him. Please send me the file. I have EQ5, will it work? Thank you.


  21. Darlene says:

    I just found your wonderful blog and thoroughly enjoyed looking at your virtual quilts and “real quilts”. You are a true inspiration. I’m new to designing with EQ and you have motivated me to do more. I especially loved your calligraphy sampler. If the calligraphy file is still available, I would love to “play” with trying to design a baby quilt using the large letters. Thank you so much for a wonderful site and your sharing of skills. Dar


  22. Kathy Mac says:

    Hi Judy,
    I found your blog through the EQ blog. I just love the idea of incorporating calligraphy in a quilt. May I please have a copy of the file. Thanks so much.


  23. Linda in MI says:

    just read about the lettering with EQ6….can I get a copy of the how-tos? Please


  24. RaiulBaztepo says:

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo


    • virtualquilter says:

      Thank you for your comment.
      You are learning English well and the comment was well written. Well done!
      Judy B


  25. PiterKokoniz says:

    Hello ! 😉
    I am Piter Kokoniz. oOnly want to tell, that I like your blog very much!
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Thank you!
    Your Piter


    • virtualquilter says:

      Designing patchwork and applique quilts is my hobby, blogging is just a way of sharing that hobby.
      Don’t apologise for your bad English. I can not write or speak anything but English, and I still make mistakes!
      Judy B


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