Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Wild Goose Chase Medallion Centre

While we were staying at the beach last week, my machine went in for a (much needed) service. My Bernina has an indicator on the computer screen that turns on every 2 million stitches - which is roughly how many stitches I did in the twelve months leading up to the service. Do you think that means I sew too much? ;o) 

I picked her up yesterday, and it was so nice to sit down last night and sew (especially since she is running so smoothly post-service). I decided to ignore my priorities and keep sewing the centre of the medallion I showed you a few weeks ago. It even has a name already - Wild Goose Chase, and I'm bustingly excited to keep working on it once I've knocked over the other couple of things I need to get done this month. 

 
It's funny, but the Koi fabric (by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud 9) I used for the outer triangles wasn't actually intended to be part of this quilt. I love how it works with the rest of the centre block though - I'm calling it a happy accident :o)

Thanks so much for your lovely words on my post last week - you've convinced me to just keep doing what I do (as lots of you said, it's MY blog. Thanks for keeping it real!). The quilt math series will definitely be happening too - stay tuned for more info on that next week! I'm uber excited about it, and I'll be teaming up with a bloggy friend for the series :o)

Last day of school holidays today, looking forward to 'normal' life resuming tomorrow!

xx Jess

13 comments:

Ella said...

Happy accidents rock. I'm loving the color palette on this one!

MsMidge said...

I absolutely adore this Jess!

Farm Quilter said...

Oh, this is a beautiful block! Love the corner triangles material - works very well!! Love your geese - those center ones are adorable!

Carla said...

Very nice! I love medallion quilts

DeborahGun said...

just loving the colours in this one. I have some Koi and am wanting to pair it with Collage to make a bright quilt - at some point, when I have the time!!

Flying Blind... said...

Looks perfect x

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That fabric is the perfect compliment to a gorgeous centre

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Jess this is fabulous!! Love the colors and design. :)
Amanda

Gina said...

Love the block and the fabric for the outer triangles couldn't be better xx

Katy Cameron said...

Love that centre block :o) My machine seriously needs to go for a service the next time I'm on holiday, it's been, err, 2 1/2 years...

Michele said...

I love where this is going so far.

Newbie Jen said...

It is looking fabulous!

Beth said...

Looks like you are off to a great start - those fabrics all look great together. I'm excited to keep watching this come together.