Thursday, February 24, 2011
A stone church and a French braid
Today, I worked more on Coming Home blocks. I did the church in the upper left corner and the French braid that goes next to the star under the church. The church is 18 x 18. When I look at the design on the grid paper, I have a hard time realizing how big it is going to be. It is a good sized church.
I went through my stash looking for something to use for the building and came up with this fabric that looks like stone. I love old stone churches, so this was perfect. I also found fabric that looks like stone tiles for the roof and a cool brown for the door. I love the pink floral that looks like rose glass windows. In the box of browns, I also found the tree bark for the tree trunks. I think there is enough for all the trees in this quilt. Once I had all the fabrics, including two blues, I started cutting based on the drawing, remembering to add seam allowances. I was so proud of myself when I started sewing everything together and it all worked out. The measurements were correct, and the seams all worked out. It was very encouraging.
Here is the upper left area as it will go into the quilt.