Monday, April 6, 2009

measure twice cut once

This weekend I did get a chance to make a few blocks to add to this applique. I was reasonably pleased and all ready to attach them...
And then I discovered that I made the blocks too big to fit - by 1/2 an inch. That's too much to fudge - I actually do need seam allowance :0(
So while I ponder what to do with it (I'm open to suggestions) I thought I'd post this picture I took while in Toronto last weekend. I was walking around the University of Toronto and spied this pot of hollyhocks on the side of a brick building.
Why do they not put things like this on buildings anymore?
Happy Quilting!


Kathie said...

I would add a strip of pink to each side of the beige fabric , maybe even trim it down so there is at least 1/2 inch showing on each side
then I would bind it in the same pink
Adorable wall hanging
OH I LOVE finding carvings like that on buildings.
just beautiful

Suzanne said...

I like Kathie's idea about adding the pink strips. What a great find on the brick building. I can picture that done in applique.

Janet said...

I would trim off some off the sides of the applique block and add a strip to each side. Seems like great minds think alike,lol

Evelyn in Canada said...

I would have fudged it somehow and ruined the whole thing. And that's why I don't quilt. When you sew clothing or purses, a 1/4" doesn't matter so much.

MARCIE said...

That wall of hollyhocks is wonderful! I know you want to applique it! Your project is turning out so darling! Little side strips is a good quilty solution! Or even little squares!

Meredith said...

I was going to type out my suggestion but it is the same as Kathie's.LOL. As for the buildings all I can say is I wish they still did. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

C. C. said...

Definitely add borders! although I would cut it so that the border is the same width as one small square of you block.

Very lovely flowers on the building!

I hope you had a nice Easter!

C. C.

Karen said...

Adding a strip of pink to each side of the beige fabric was the first thing that came to my mind. I see Kathie was thinking the same thing. :) Such a lovely block.