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?


Ray and Jeanne said...

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

Cyn said...

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

Ellen said...

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.