Saturday, July 14, 2012

Finished Landscape Quilt Piecing

I finished piecing my Landscape Quilt a couple of days ago, but didn't get around to taking the pics until today.

 School House
 Egge General Store
I used the alphabet stitch on my Elna Pro Quilter's Dream sewing machine to write the name "Egge General Store" on the building. It's fun to be able to personalize the store sign with our family name.  When my husband looked at the store section of the quilt the other day, he thought I should put a sign in the window that says: "Cash only". (My maiden name is Cash.)  I'm still thinking about that and might applique a small sign in the front window of the store.
I really like the way the Barn turned out.  I was a little skeptical about how the 2 red fabrics would look in the barn. Now that I'm finished, I'm quite happy with them.  They contrast enough to give the depth that is needed for the shape of the barn.
 Lower half of the quilt

And, finally, here is the whole quilt. I am so happy with the way it turned out.  I am not very good at selecting colors for quilts.  While this quilt used lots and lots of colors, (I think all of the colors of the spectrum ROYGBIV are represented) they still have to look good with one another as well as give the depth that is necessary.  Now that I am finished, there is very little that I would change.
This quilt will always be a favorite of mine because it reminds me of a Charles Wysocki painting. I have made quite a few needlepoint pictures of Charles Wysocki scenes. So, making this quilt seemed to be a natural fit for me.  It was very challenging to get the pieces to meet up correctly.  I occasionally had to do some ripping and restitching, but actually I didn't have to do as much of that as I thought I would. 
I have a couple of other project to complete, so I probably won't get around to the quilting of this until later in the fall. Those of you who follow my blog regularly will probably see this quilt again in the future.

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