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I needed a house-themed block for a Guild project, and wanted something whimsical.
I'd been thinking of the nursery rhyme, "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe", so was thrilled when Brynne whipped up this perfectly charming sketch. I love the umbrella roof!
|Sketch by Brynne|
First, I enlarged the drawing to make a pattern. Deciding on a colour scheme was next, and then the hunt was on for the perfect fabrics! (All from my stash - yay!)
|The Old Woman's Shoe, under construction|
Stitching around each element several times with black thread reinforced its whimsical, colouring book feel.
Brynne had envisioned a translucent umbrella. Two layers of polyester based I-don't-know-what-it-is, but-it-was-in-my-cupboard fabric fused with Steam-A-Seam Light did the trick!
|Umbrella, fused and ready to add|
Put it all together, and Ta Dahhh . . . Fun, funky and, best of all, finished! (the block, not the quilt!)
|The finished 12" x 12" block!|
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