Here is the final skyline project with the original composite photo of the actual street.
The 72″ long wall hanging is mounted on 3/4″ thick insulation board. Approximately 30 people did the strip piecing, using folded freezer paper for the pattern. It was a delightful project preserving a snapshot in the life of this town. Since designing the project, the green awning at the far right was replaced with a bright red one; the peach awning just to its left now is grey; and the shortest brick building at the center was painted all white. Small changes are noticed by everyone in a small town. Just left of the center tree is a building with a yellow sign on its awning in the photograph.
When a year went by after posting his large “COMING SOON” sign with no progress, the owner slapped on “SOMETIME.” Another year went by; another sign “IN MY LIFETIME.” A little humor in this life is a very helpful thing. So is connecting with people you may never have met. Thanks for reading this blog and commenting when you have time.
PS.Maybe, sometime, in my lifetime, I will actually turn that skyline into a full sized quilt:To bad this one is just a mock-up. :) — Cheers, Peggy