I sure would like some help arranging these
quilting blocks into a coherent quilt. I’ve made the blocks and printed photos
on cloth for our fundraising quilt for the Bethel Island fire station refurbishing project. The largest block
is a whole station view which is 32.5” wide by 17” high (unfinished size).
The other elements are: a strip 19” long by 1.5” wide saying
“There is no future without a past” (I can appliqué this strip anywhere on the
finished top); a Dalmatian dog face with floppy ears -- 6” wide by 8” high; a
fire badge -- 3.25” wide by 3.5” high; a
contemporary photo of the fire station – 10.5’ wide by 6.75” high; a vintage
black and white photo from 1951 – 10.5” wide by 7.75” high; a composite photo
made from a contemporary picture and part of the vintage photo – 18” wide by
9.25” high including the cloth frame. (I think I shot the elements and the
large block at the same scale, but I’m not positive.)
I can make filler blocks to put around the elements and make
top all fit together. I thought I’d use Marcia’s Quilter’ Cache 8-inch block called Maltese Cross
because it is a symbol used by firefighters. I can make it
in any color combination and any appropriate size. I can make filler strips and
sashing to fill in the gaps, too.
If you have an hour or two to spare can you help me? You can
click on the photos and print them out. Then cut the elements apart and shuffle
them around on a piece of paper. When you get them arranged, tape or glue them
to the paper and put your arrangement in your scanner and/or copier and send it
to me. Of course if you have a graphics program you can use that. My e-mail
address can be found in my profile, but you can send me mail at: christine (at
sign) winnowing.com. Thank you very much. I have to present the quilt top at
the county historical committee meeting on Thursday.
I have a few more touches for the largest block.
I have to appliqué a sign saying “Bethel Island Fire Department” above the
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