Wednesday, July 12, 2017

HH Hall Building . . .FUSED!

Funny. . .well, actually, it wasn't funny. . .but, now that I'm this far it is funny. . .
Incorrectly placed windows and gutter

Guess, I'd better explain!

Working on the HH Hall Building project, the first piece of fabric that I cut wasn't quite right for the alignment of the windows and gutter. I didn't realize this until I tried to attach this piece to the rest of the building! Of course, this was it on the fabric so I couldn't recut!

I took it apart and started again. I thought it was spot on. The following day, I realized it was still wrong so I took it apart and started for the third time. Next, I removed the window from the other side of the building and repositioned it. THEN, it was correctly placed.

Building progress

It was still correctly placed the following morning when I checked too! While I was reworking that section, I wasn't laughing though!

By the end of that day, I had placed the landscaping, curb/street and tree fabrics. The fabric for those large trees was cut from the same piece of batik! I couldn't believe how the trees brought the piece to life!











Fused oversized section next to copy
The follow morning, I worked on the roof. Gosh, there were some tiny pieces in that section! In case you were wondering, the decision was made to remove the street light and community signage so you aren't seeing those parts in my piece!!

Also, my piece is at least two inches bigger than the copy. Making it bigger was one of the "rules." It is a wise rule so that there will be some wiggle room when the pieces are readied for the facing and sleeve!

I'm pleased with how closely my work resembles the photo copy. I'm also pleased that the fabric colors resemble the colors in the photo. I'll add the color photo for you to compare. (Another rule was to match the colors in the photo as closely as possible.)
Color photo

Most of all, I'm RELIEVED that my piece accurately matches the photo copy!

Next up is stitching all those pieces. I'm planning to use cotton thread that matches the fabric and I'll be using a tiny zig zag. Hm. . m. . m. . any guesses on how many hours this step will take??


12 comments:

  1. You are right, that green batik is unbelievably perfect! I thought you must have at least 3 fabrics there, not one. It's looking really good!

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    1. Monica, I don't know where I picked up that piece of batik; but, it loved becoming trees! :) Thanks!

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  2. This is looking very good. And I agree with Monica, I thought you had several pieces for the trees! Great job!

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    1. Luann, ahhh, the power of a batik fabric to be somewhat like a chameleon in that it works in several areas! Thanks!

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  3. Wow! Your section is spot on! The colors are perfect and, like you said, those trees really bring everything to life. Great job! I can't wait to see it together with the other sections!!

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    1. Nancy, I look forward to finishing my part and then seeing what the others have done!

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  4. Nancy took the words right out of my mouth, Terry. "Spot on!"

    Gail G

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    1. Thanks, Gail! I am working on the quilting!

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  5. Awesome! Your patience and good eye is making the building come to life. The quilting will add another wonderful dimension. --Connie

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    1. Thank you, Connie! I'm working on developing a good eye!

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  6. What a fun and challenging project. I love the final results.

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    1. Thanks, JoJo. It felt terrific to see it at this stage!

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