Saturday, July 21, 2012

This is Such Fabulous Fun !!!

I'm working more today on my medallion quilt - the one I am making up as I go along... with some turns and 'reverses' (rip it) along the way !!! It began as a center square, called "North Carolina Star" in a Sally Collins class at the Asilomar Empty Spools Seminar in Monterey.

So, here's what it looked like in my last post:

Well, I looked at it and looked at it, and it just didn't suit me.  I liked the idea, but the red fabric just didn't work, and it wasn't precise, even after squaring it up... I kept remembering Sally saying "when it lives up to your standards, you can move on to the next step...

oh heck, gimme my ripper.

Then came a very sedate version - I will have to do something with those setting triangles - lots of plain space - but room for some quilting or some applique or embellishment later.

 So, now here is where it is headed...  the green border has been cut in half and a raspberry strip inserted, and a new pieced border is 1/4 done...
 These tiny pieces borders take a loooong time to sew, so don't look for anything much more on this from me for a while !!!!  I'll be turtling along.   It's 20 inches wide now... 

Do I know what will come next?  No, but I know it will involve 4" LeMoyne Stars...  at least I HOPE it will involve 4" LeMoyne Stars!!!

Many thanks to Julianne, who sent me these lovely 9 patches after reading about my work with the Sunshine Yahoo Guild. on the blog "Quilts are for Giving".  
Gotta run - my sewing machine is getting lonely!! 

Happy Saturday sewing to all,

Kate

2 comments:

Sharon Stroud said...

Hi, Kathleen! The changes to your quilt are making it even better. The plainer corners let the center block shine. Looks fabulous!

I know there are still some people wondering if your hexagon quilt is from a book or if you are making it up on your own. Would you be willing to share more info on that?

Thanks!

Kate said...

Oh you bet I will! In a post very soon. ...glad you like the changes to the block, teach!

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