I've been a wee bit quiet on the blog lately (aside from giveaways and Blogger's Quilt Festival), but not for a lack of sewing I promise! I'm actively working on three projects at the moment, and absolutely loving it. I think this is my favorite way to make quilts - flitting between several projects means I don't get bored working on the same quilt at length. I think it might be some sort of quilter's ADHD...
My Marcelle Medallion take two is growing slowly - I'm pacing myself so I'm making it along with my students. The class I'm teaching runs over eight sessions, with homework time in between, and I'm really enjoying the relaxed pace (compared with the first effort, which to be honest was a bit obsessive. A month from start to finish for this kind of complex quilt is a little, ah, insane?) I've finished putting together my geese borders and just have to decide on the solid border between the triangles and geese. The front runner is the brown print in this photo (although Alison and Di had the great suggestion of making that border with brown and yellow squares. Thinking about it, but not that keen to piece that many 1.5" squares...)
I am absolutely loving the vintage feel of this quilt - and it is quite a challenge working with a much more restricted palette than my first one. It is seriously awesome teaching this quilt - it is so fascinating watching eight other medallions grow. I will try to get some photos during my class this weekend and share them if I can :o) I will be running a second set of classes later in the year (along with another Necessary Clutch Wallet class, a BOM sampler based on Vintage Modern Quilts and my Roundabout pattern which I'm putting the finishing touches on. You can check out and sign up for my classes here.)
The other two projects are secret squirrel ones. The first one is using a collection of Tula Pink fabric (Fox Fields, Birds and Bees, Neptune and a few of her others.) I'm a bit in love with this one (okay, completely head over heels in love. It's going to be so pretty!)
I'm using a heap of Denyse Schmidt fabric in the second one - mostly Ansonia, but also a few prints from Shelburne Falls and Florence. Apologies for the dodgy design wall photo, I was too lazy to line them up properly ;o)
So I might be a bit quiet for the next month or two while I'm finishing up the secret stuff - but I do have a few class samples to put together, so I won't go AWOL for too long I hope!
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