Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Medallion Corner Blocks

I have found my sewing mojo!  Woo hoo!  It took me a little while there to figure out what I was doing before the Christmas market mania, but now that I have dusted off my old projects and figured out where I left off (and where I need to go) I am back in the saddle.


This past weekend I focused mainly on the medallion quilt.  We had lots of visitors, so there was little time to sew with all of that sheet and towel washing between groups!  But I did find time to do a little foundation paper piecing to create the corner blocks for my flying geese border. 


I used a free downloadable template from Wombat Quilts to create these little stars.  She is my go-to girl for anything paper piecing with such an amazing variety of templates to choose from.  I originally wanted to do a scrappy orange center with navy shading on an LV background, but that would look a little funky with the rest of the medallion that is full on scrappy and in no way color coordinated.  I choose then to go with a warm center and cool shading.  I do not know if that idea carries through, but really I do not care one way or the other.


I have pieced all 16 sections now and just need to stitch them together and rip out the paper.  I find the stitching of sections together WAY more difficult than stitching the fabrics on the template.  It gets awfully bulky, so I need to take my time and be sure seams are aligned, etc.  It’s a job for a quiet night this week when I have some energy and an attention span.  



It is small progress, but progress none the less.  I will take it.


7 comments:

Ella said...

Yay for rediscovered SewJo!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

glad you found your mojo, and with a great project too

memmens said...

It's looking good! You are right about needing a quiet night for putting together those sections, it's tricky work. I really want to make a medallion quilt, it's been on my list for 2 years and I've still not started!

Sarah said...

Beautiful crisp piecing. That's what I love about foundation piecing. Keep at it. I have charms ready. Hope to post today or tomorrow.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love these blocks!

Tomomi McElwee said...

Very pretty! Yep I hate stitching paper pieced smaller blocks together too. Quite often need second attend or occasionally third one required...

Sarah said...

Gorgeous blocks!

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