I absolutely love my medallion quilt top. I love the colors. I love how each of my favorite fabrics make an appearance. I love how the random unplanned borders work together. Sadly, though, it has become a UFO. You see, I hit a bump with my last attempt at a border and then could not find my rhythm again. This past weekend, though, I dusted it off, spread it out on the landing and had a good planning session to find a way forward....
|I'm sorry for the very poor indoor lighting....its winter, you know.|
So, my quilty math tells me that I need 80 low volume charms for this next border. That is a bit of a problem for me as my LV stash isn't huge. I have 68 cut and am sure I can find the last 12 if I dig deep enough.
And then I need 80 focus prints for the actual geese. Now here I had no problem pulling fabrics. Are you sitting down? This is the first time EVER that I have voluntarily pulled a few brown fabrics to be included in a project. I have even shocked myself.
I cut like a maniac this weekend and now have 80 focus prints ready to be paper pieced into a pretty, color-saturated flock.
As my Sunday was drawing to a close and I would not have time to truly, diligently sew flying geese blocks (even though I'm now mostly prepared...), I thought I would have a dig through the old scrap bin to pull out my mini scraps for the next (after goose) border. I know I am really getting ahead of myself, but it's a pretty mindless, rewarding project that I can dive in/out of during the week after work. There's something to be said for having a go-to goal for nights when I'm tired.
I think I have found a bit of a medallion vibe. I am energized, excited and inspired so I am just going to run with it. I can already imagine where it will hang in my stairwell, so I had better get my bum into gear and start stitching! Happy happy to be back in the saddle again.