Welcome to my blog! I hope you’ve been enjoying Quiltmaker’s Parade of Home Blog Hop. I’m thrilled my block is part of the Parade of Homes in the September/October issue of Quiltmaker.
When choosing the fabrics for my Home Sweet Home block, it was easy to pick fabrics for the sky, house, roof, windows, door, and even sidewalk. But the grass…oh, boy! That one had me stumped! So, I decided to make the house part of the block and then audition different options. First, I tried a bold green-and-blue wavy stripe…
It was a bit much! So, I tried a swirly green print…
Hmmm…maybe…but the green seemed to be saying “look at me!!!” Maybe I needed a different color, like teal instead of green. It’s my block, the grass doesn’t have to be green!
Or, maybe the grass does need to be green! Teal was definitely not the answer. Maybe changing the perspective would help. So, I put the house on my design wall and added small pieces of an aqua-and-green polka-dot print…
And, on it goes! I won’t bore you with ALL the fabrics I auditioned! I kept thinking it’s too little pieces of grass! But no, I persisted until I found just the right grass for my special house.
And, here it is! Didn’t it turn out cute! Be sure to visit Quiltmaker’s blog, Quilty Pleasures to see the other Home Sweet Home blocks, follow the blog hop, and participate in the giveaways.
I hope you’ll join me on September 16 at 11:00 am EDT for my LIVE web seminar about Mastering Color for Traditional Quilts.
If you can’t listen to the Live event, you’ll get a recording so you can listen at your convenience. However, you need register before September 16. And, be sure to visit my website for my complete teaching schedule and other great stuff!
Happy Quilting, Nancy