Update on Quilts for Quebec Mosque Blocks

After assembling a prototype (see below) I was looking at the other house blocks that were being submitted and I realized the block I had created did not really  "fit in." Having assembled many group quilts in the past, I knew that the "quirky" blocks can create angst.


 Fabric at Work Mosque Blocks Happy to see other mosque blocks
being submitted
                                 Fabric at Work Mosque Blocks Not so happy with the way my block looks
in comparison with the other house blocks
 


Back to the drawing board..


Fabric at Work Mosque Block  Starting with a simpler image                                   Fabric at Work Mosque Block Finding identifiable elements


Some fabric selecting, starching, pressing, cutting, sewing, pressing, sewing, pressing, sewing...

 
  Fabric at Work Mosque Block                                    Fabric at Work Mosque Block  
Twenty blocks good to go.

I made a total of forty, and will be using the others locally.



Quilts for Quebec Mini-Mosque Blueprint

Detail shots in the gallery below.




My sister (who had lived in Canada) forwarded me a "Call to Action" by the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild - they are looking for "house" blocks to make quilts for those affected by the Quebec City shooting. Since a house of worship had been the site of the shooting I drafted a "house" block based on the Mosque expansion in nearby(ish) Quebec. This is traditional piecing - just on a much smaller scale than I usually work.

Original architect's renderingFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block
Identifying block elementsFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block
Block layout draftFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block













Fabric pull for test blockFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block
CuttingFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block
AssemblingFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block

















Using clips to identify seams to sew and elements to match
Fabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block

Paper support for very small pieces.Fabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block
"Blueprint" - PDF file linked belowFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block
















The final prototypeFabric at Work Quebec Mosque Quilt Block

Block "Blueprint" PDF

For information on the project visit
Montreal Modern Quilt Guild