Well there is nothing like getting out of your comfort zone and doing something new!
She sent me a screen shot of the pattern and I almost died…. surely I had mentioned to Jane that I don’t do PAPER PIECING?? Because those middle stars looked way out of my abilities…….
Then I looked closer….. it was a panel!
Huge sigh of relief 🙂 Maybe I could do this……. having never done a medallion quilt before and not liking flying geese much….
So I started cutting and putting together… the first round went together very well (ignoring a little bit of reverse sewing that was required….) Those little pinwheels looked pretty good! I did vary the pattern just a little bit… those pinwheels are not centred in the pattern (available for free from Sew Inn) so I rejigged a little bit and made the colour squares a little larger (and not square).
I felt things were going really well… getting a little bit chuffed with myself… and then realised there was 76 flying geese to be made…. and that is not my favourite block to make at all….
But I knuckled down and made them all…. AND they turned out fairly well.
The flying geese round of the medallion was done 🙂
And then another round of coloured squares…. just one last round to go! The other change I made to the pattern was to not use as much of the black fabric… I felt it was too dark… so I used more cream and did the binding in cream as well!
The ducks were a bit intrigued as to this quilt photographing thing….
So, whilst the fabrics are not my usual colours or style I quite liked some of them and I think the finished quilt turned out a treat! It needs some fancy quilting on the centre circles, the rest I did in straight line (and a bit of wiggly lines) following around the centre.
I hope it enjoys its time at the Sew Inn shop being admired by everyone!