Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Project Update

I have been working on the Prairie Church quilt

I created a pieced sky as well as painted a few, not sure which I will go with at this point. the walls are up and I am pleased with my fabric choices. Details such as the windows and doors will be added soon and I think I will use a fusible to create such small details. Which sky do you like?

Using what I had in my stash I attempted to gradate the pieced sky. But it seems busy. Can you believe there is not a bit of stitching on this yet and all of the seams are turned under. Glue stick is wonderful.

I think the painted sky still needs a little work to create that vast and open plains feel of the ND sky. And darn it, I attempted to adjust the color of the photos, but ended up with having both of them a little off. It is the same pieced church building in both photos.

Here is the pattern printed to the size, printed on 6 sheets of letter paper taped together.
I found these gradations of 40, 7" squares by Hoffman fabrics at my local quilt shop for about $9 and think it will solve my problems I had with my first pieced sky looking a little choppy. Liked them so much I picked up the set of greens too.


Nellie's Needles said...

For an "open" sky it's got to be your painted one. I see a storm in the pieced one.

Anonymous said...

I like the peiced one best. the painted one is pretty washed out.

StegArt said...

I like the pieced sky, but it has a nighttime feel to me. I agree with Nellie, the painted sky fits the "open sky/wide open prairie" look better.

Allison Ann Aller said...

What if you pieced with your painted sky?
The church is smashing...really. You made coming up with the pattern for it look so easy, too!

Darcie said...

Wow. It is really coming to life...and fast! Maybe not for you...but it's looking fantastic, Amy!

(I like the painted sky, myself. It's very calming to me.)

Would you like to play a game of 'tag' with me...on my blog?! Pretty please, Amy?!

Stay warm!

Caron said...

I think you are heading in the right direction piecing like the first photo with the colors of the second. I really like how the lighter colors on the bottom of the first photo separate from the church. The sky always seems far away to me in ND. Almost like you can SEE the space between things.

Anonymous said...

The painted sky looks peaceful and empty. The pieced one seems to convey the forces of nature over time, the prairie wind, etc., with the church standing steadfast.