“Love Letter,” 9” x 7.5”, made by Pam Geisel June 2013
The design element for this piece is the use of letters or words as graphic elements. The use of text as a graphic element is more noticeable in graphic design but has been become more popular in fiber arts.
Our assignment was to choose a letter and print it out in several different fonts, then play around with it: stretch it, rotate it, whatever. I wanted to represent the capital letter ‘E’ without actually using an ‘E’ so I played around with upside-down ‘3’s and ampersands. (Fun fact: the ampersand symbol originated as the letters ‘e’ and ‘t’ squished together.)
The literal interpretation I went with is a love letter. (See if you can find the letters ‘L’, ‘O’, and ‘V’ in the envelope; the ampersand can also be read as the letter ‘E’.)
For this quilt I made a fabric envelope and appliquéd it to the quilt top.
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