Saturday, April 3, 2010

Centennial Church Block












I'm pleasantly surprised that my church looks similar to the one in the photo. Our town is celebrating its centennial and in a roundabout way I was asked if I'd like to make a block of our church. I'm actually not committed at this point but told the woman I'd play around a little and see what I could come up with. I started by scanning a photo on the cover of our church directory (photo top left) and printed it out.

Then I used a sharpie to give me an outline of the important parts of the photo.

Then I traced those parts onto freezer paper.

Then I used my scanner to enlarge for a 12" block. I cut out the pieces using them for my applique templates.

I ended up eliminating the bell tower. Mine just looked like a lighthouse....I'm afraid there aren't any of those on the high desert!! I need to add some flowers or grass or something??? I will call the women today and get any more particulars that I may need. I may be adding the church name. But I feel like I gave it my full effort (even if I didn't really know what I was doing) and think it actually LOOKS like the same building!! What do you think? Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.






Have a safe and blessed Easter.
Lori

21 comments:

  1. Impressive! It definitely looks like your church...nice job!

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  2. It looks great! I sure would not want to try it, but I think you did a great job.

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  3. Great block, Lori, and thanks for the tutorial. I want to make a block representing a building some time soon. I wasn't sure how to start, and now I have guidelines!

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  4. Happy Easter weekend to you!
    I think your church looks great...it absolutely looks like the building. Awesome!

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  5. Lori, I think you have done a wonderful job of replicating your town's church. Your block looks lovely and definitely looks like your church.

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  6. what a fun project! Aren't you glad you tried it? It turned out great!

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  7. Wonderful. Well done.

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  8. You did a fantastic job! It looks like the photo...no guessing it!

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  9. You block looks wonderful. I love using churches in designs, we have a lot of historic ones in our area.

    Debbie

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  10. looks great!!!!!
    they are going to be thrilled with it
    Kathie

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  11. I think your church block looks great! Well Done! Your trees look just fine there - I like the green fabric you used for them.

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  12. That is impressive, I think you did a terrific job. Certainly noi need to do another one, it's a good rendition.

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  13. Do you have a special program that is associated with you scanner? I cannot seam to enlarge my drawing and I have no clue as to why! I'm thinking that I may need some type of special program. Lovely quilt block! Happy Easter! Cheers!

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  14. I think it looks wonderful! It does look like your picture of the church!

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  15. I was so impressed with this. It looks alot like the church I grew up attending, in Redondo Beach California.
    Have a glorious Easter.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  16. A perfect addition to the centennial quilt - you've done a marvelous job!

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  17. well done and Happy Easter~!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  18. It's a beautiful block and looks just like your church.

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  19. I didn't notice that the bell tower was not on your block. I think the church block looks very much like the real church. You did a very nice job on it.

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  20. Your little church block turned out great. You did an awesome job!

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  21. Your church looks great - I love the method you used to make a pattern - thanks for sharing it!

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