Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New York - GC block

Another block got done this week. This time I did the actual size for the Grandmothers Choice BOW at 8 inches finished. I decided that since I didn't have a star print in the purple or green sitting in the stash I would just applique one on there. I think it turned out pretty good! Emily was coloring while I was sewing the block together and her star in the coloring book was the perfect fit. I cut it out (with her permission) and then did some freezer paper applique to get the shape correct for the applique.

I've been thinking that it would be nice in a straight setting to put the block names below each block. I have an alphabet card that came with my machine that I have never used. This was my first attempt at playing with the letters. I just need to make them a lot bigger and figure out how to put a space in there and I think I will go back and make a sashing (color to be determined but I am thinking a cream) for each of my blocks that I have completed so far.  I have a nice green thread that I think will look really nice for all the letters. The cornerstones will probably be various green and purple prints.


How are you coming along on your Grandmothers Choice BOW?


3 comments:

  1. Great block! I love the idea of putting the names below each block - good luck! ~Jeanne

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  2. Love your block. Fab' idea to put lettering below each one! It is going to be fun to see your project evolve.

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  3. Your block turned out great. I love that you made your own star - very creative. I have not made one block yet - I am following along with her posts though.

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