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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Around the Sun in 360 days

last summer on August with eclipse fever taking over north america i started a medallion quilt ... don't ask me why ... the urge just struck me and off i went ... maybe i needed an hand appliqué project to keep me busy in the evenings 
starting out with about 44 inches of fabric and marking the centre ... from there i just drew a line across the middle each way and then with my ruler i drew spokes radiating outward using the degree markings on my ruler ... as i added to it i found i needed to put marking lines in between my orginal wedge lines...
digging through my fabric bin i found a leaf fabric which radiated outward also ... 
my medallion grew as it went without any plan in mind ... i just started appliquéing by hand different pieces in each outward radiating circle...
i did worry somewhat my spokes were not always dead on but as it progressed it is hard to tell which ones are not exactly even...
so without further ado here is my medallion waiting for borders ...









detail of one corner





  






opposite corner detail

time to add the borders and then hand stitch another border after that one... my plan is ovals which may become my new circles  

5 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Wow, a fun new quilt! You've obviously been enjoying the process with this one, and I love where it is heading!

Judy MacLeod said...

Love it!

Pam said...

I like what you are making-good colors and lively imagination

HollyM said...

That is very cool!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Very interesting! You are kinda going off down roads that are less traveled!