Another Wednesday, another medallion post. I’ve made quite a bit of progress this week. I finished all eight windmills, each one a little but quicker than the last thankfully.
Saturday night I laid everything out to measure and plan out the flying geese when I spy three teensy-weensy little letters on the side of the quilt that I had not noticed before.
ARGH! How could I not have noticed that?!?! Well, that changed my whole scheme of what I was trying to accomplish. I rummaged around and found some graph paper and colored pencils and tried to come up with a new idea that would flow with new dimensions. About 12:30 am the quilty math literally made my head throb so I called it a night. Thankfully inspiration came to me on Monday. I decided to make the flying geese and just worry about the other measurements later.
Armed with a quick tutorial (since I have never made multiple geese in one sitting before), I whipped up twelve of them really quick followed by some white 1.5″ strips. Here is what I came up with for the vertical sides of the medallion.
My goal is to have all four sides stitched together by Friday night. I’ve enlisted a photographer friend to snap some pictures of it on Saturday once it is completed.
Other crafty business: I am anxiously awaiting my copy of the new book “Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilting”. My friend Kari, who was instrumental in introducing me to modern quilting, is a contributor. She starts off the blog hop for the book this week with her chapter on color theory. Head on over to her blog Craft Happy and give her some love!
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