Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday: One for Martin

My design wall is full this week: the Twin Falls, Idaho quilt is still hanging in there (haven't worked on it for more than a week) and this quilt fills the second half of the wall:

It's my "Another Year of Schnibbles" quilt for March.  This one is "Bibelot," and I am determined THIS month I WILL have my quilt finished in time for the Schnibbles Parade!  I'm using batik 5" squares and a rusty-brown batik background.  If it works out, it will be the backdrop for my DH's office.  His company is using Skype meetings now, and he needs something to hang on the wall behind him that will be more interesting than the plain blue wall.

My friend Ann convinced me to take the "Crazy for Wool" class at High Country Quilts.  Each season we will make a wool applique' table topper.  I'm actually making pretty good progress, I have all the houses applique'd, just need to do the corners and quilt this little goody and it will be ready to be a hostess gift for my trip to Ohio next month.

The center of the quilt is 2 2/1" pinwheels.  I'm glad Ann suggested doing them scrappy, I think it looks better.

Here is the "boarding house" and the train station.  The train station will have a clock and a "RR Crossing" sign and there will be a railroad track embroidered in front of it.  Personally, I think the boarding house looks like an Idaho Mormon house -- lots of bedrooms, and built sturdy of brick.

Here is the church and the "town house."  My house here in Colorado used to be this color blue -- now it's green.

The are lots of little details to add:  embroidered flowers, a bell charm on the school house and the church, apple blossoms (French knots) on the tree next to the school, and more.

Now who do I know in Ohio that would like this quilt?

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1 comment:

  1. What a lot of work!! I will love to see it finished and quilted....going to be beautiful!


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