Quilted Calligraphy

This is a combination of my love of beautiful writing (calligraphy), quilts and embroidered samplers.

I don’t think I will ever stitch, cross stitch or embroider a sampler of any kind, but the more I play with letters as applique, to more I think I will do several sampler quilts. I do have to come up with a different name for them though, as I have made quite a few sampler quilts, the usual sort with lot’s of different block designs. (One of them I wanted to look like a page of calligraphy, but without letters, so this is not a new theme I am working with.)

Appliqued Calligraphy doesn’t have much appeal, though I used it here for a wallhanging design a few days ago.

Fabric Calligraphy Sampler ….. three long words, too many syllables, too long, abreviation FCS, not great.

Fabric Samplers …. emroidery is all done on fabric.

Applique Sampler …. just sounds like I can’t remember the name for Album Quilts!

Quilted Calligraphy ……. 6 syllables is a bit long, but it is only two words, ……. QC sounds good, as it stands for Queen’s Counsel amongst other things …… this is the best so far! Perhaps if I use it as a tag and /or category on this post it will start a new trend. After all, I am not the only one who appliques letters on quilts, so eventually someone has got to give this style of quilt a name or title which will catch on. This post started with Quilted Sampler as its title, but I’m about to change it, so will see how it goes. Watch this space, this might be the latest fad about to start!

I had this same problem when I wrote a book about 15 years ago. The working title was ‘Sampler Album Quilts,’ but I kept trying to find something whuich appealed to me more. Finally thought of ‘Sampler Secrets,’ but by then the book was at the printers, too late to change the cover, headers and footers and all the rest! So, it was published as ‘Sampler Album Quilts,’ but I still like ‘Sampler Secrets.’

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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3 Responses to Quilted Calligraphy

  1. Joan Giura says:

    Hello Judy

    Hows You? I just love this design, so balanced and colours are great, it would look good cross stitched as well.

    Cheers Joan ((*_*))


  2. virtualquilter says:

    I have noticed that a couple of people have searched for ‘Quilted Calligraphy’ and have been directed to this post!


  3. Starmaker says:

    I would love the EQ file for the Quilted Calligraphy quilt.
    It’s a beautiful wall hanging and the colours are gorgeous.


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