Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It’s Tuesday (or at least it was until half an hour ago) and I can’t wait…

…to start work on the next border of my Snowflake Medallion quilt.   Here’s my central medallion, all ready for the next step.IMG_0845  Linda has already posted a picture of her central medallion, looking all modern and vibrant in dotty purples and greens, and I have (more than) a little catching up to do.

IMG_0839 My applique is a little lumpy and bumpy, but I’m enjoying the process and trying not to become too anxious about every tiny curve.  As always, I’m going for overall effect (frantically rationalising here).  IMG_0840 I’ve tried many applique techniques over the years, with varying degrees of success.  This time Linda and I are using the back-basting method which certainly cuts down on the preparation and is generally working for me. 

When I’ve completed the quilt I’ll let you know if it’s my new method of choice – the jury’s still out on that one.

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  1. Oh Di, this is just lovely! Your fabric choices are perfect. I like how the yellow ring contrasts and emphasizes the pinks in the center. Don't you wonder why this quilt pattern was named "Snowflake Medallion"? There must be a more suitable name. Anyway, keep up the beautiful work, and persevere. Forewarned: the next round of appliqued buds are small and tedious.

  2. WOW. That's got to be the prettiest medallion I've ever seen. I have to go google " back basting method" now, although I already know it
    's more work than I want to do. :-)


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