Sunday, October 13, 2013

Still moving

I'm woefully behind on my Marcelle Medallion Quilt Along project, but still moving forward so I'm calling that success!  In all honesty, I've been running around like crazy going to exercise classes, and mom groups, and meeting up with new mom friends, and hanging out with the baby and the mister (including a couple of snuggly naps - the best!)!  So even though I haven't had a ton of time for sewing, I've been having fun just living life!

I did manage to get border 2 attached just after my last post - and I decided to wait on attaching border 3 until I finished making border 4...you know, just in case my piecing skills left something to be desired...I figured I could always use the solid borders to make up for any deficiencies!

So here's my crapalicious cell phone pic of my progress so far:

I made my flying geese borders and any day now I should be able to attach them! (Hey, 2 month old baby!  If you're reading this, you will need to take good naps in order for me to get this done.  And I can only assume that if you're reading already, you can probably understand my desperate pleas for you to sleep...so no more excuses! K? Thanks!)  Now, if I were up to speed on this, I would be attaching the next two borders.  TWO!!!  I need to get in gear!

Quick notes about my flying geese
1. I started using Best Press spray when I ironed my fabrics.  I should have done this for border 2 to avoid stretching, but I didn't think of it until after I attached my slightly wiggly border pieces.  Whatevs.
2. I made foundation paper piecing templates after Jen (Pinkbrain_here) so brilliantly thought of it!  It took me approximately 1000 tries before I got the measurements right.  (See plea for sleep above.)  I'm going to try to write a quick post in the next few days with my template in case anyone is interested in using it but you should feel free to ask about it if I forget (very likely!).  The piecing went pretty quickly though and my border pieces are beautiful and perfect, if I do say so myself!

Even though I'm really behind schedule, I'm soooo super happy with how this quilt is shaping up and I can't wait to see it finished!   

1 comment:

  1. It's lovely! Your center star is sincerely one of my favorites, the colors are so dreamy together, and I love love love those solids!

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