OK, it's done.
Mr. Kathie was Up North last weekend, giving me time to hunker down with the dreaded slice-of-house block. The thinking and planning was done; it was time to swing into action.
I'm reasonably pleased with the block. This kind of extreme detail work is just not my cup of tea. I've gained a new respect for one art quilter friend who has done numerous award-winning cityscape quilts, with incredible detail.
With projects like this, you have two choices--photo-realism or artistic license. This block is only one of 24, and they'll be assembled together and need to work together. And the worst part is that I was working alone here, isolated from everyone else participating. No clue how my effort will fit in OR measure up.
I traced an overlay from lightweight pattern material, so I could check placement of the elements. That helped a lot. And I taped an exact-size blowup to a window to trace the various elements. (Windows--the poor man's light box...) A lot of squinting at relative color value and looking through the wrong end of my dad's old hunting binoculars helped too.
The turquoise line visible is washout marker--an approximation of the final seam line.
At any rate,it's done; one of a kind. You won't be seeing many more projects like this coming from me, I guarantee!