Getting back to the Be My Neighbor quilt, the first four blocks have been sewn together into the first row. I laid it out so I could look at my spring scraps basket for the next house block colors.
This one has a heart on the side of the house, and I found a pink and red rose print for the heart. The house will be white, and the other floral print will be the ground.
Beginning with the roof again, I marked the sewing lines for the angled roof.
Once again, I chain stitched as much as I could to shorten the assembly time.
I sewed it, then realized I had cut one of the pieces wrong. The blue strip on the far left should be a half-inch wider than I cut it. Those cutting instructions have such tiny writing, I keep seeing 3/4 as 1/4. Egads, can I just do one bloody block without frogging? And I thought I was doing so well by paying attention to the way the chimney should face.
Ah, well, moving on,
The re-cut and re-sewn roof unit matched up this time to the base.
Almost done, the piecing part is finished.
This one has applique too, another bird. Picking up the colors in the heart, I decided to do a cardinal. The advantage is that I don’t need to make the bottom a different color. So, I tried the technique of fusible web, sewing and turning the applique. It made the applique a bit more stiff, and I clipped out some of the bulk from the backside. I stitched it as well. The small bits got the starch treatment, pressing around freezer paper.
I did another French knot for an eye, but again, will likely add a button after the quilt is finished. The beak is a bit crooked, but it will stay as it is.
Now, all done.
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