Sunday, 24 January 2021

Less fiddling than usual

I have realised that working in a medallion is a a slightly slower way of working than my usual approach, because you can't make a nice stack of bits and then fiddle about with them until they look pleasing.  Instead, it's much more one step at a time.  I'm not complaining, just making the observation.  

In this instance, I got all the way to the top of the right-hand side with literally no idea what I thought was going to work next across the top.  I stick bits of fabrics up there while I'm sewing and try to get a feel for which ones might look good, but that's an inexact approach, I can tell you! 

I think I will only need to go round a couple more times to get this to a good size, so I'm feeling pretty good at this point and definitely back in the swing of it.  Oh yes, and this quilt is now officially called Circling the Block - thanks for the suggestion, Paulette.

9 comments:

patty a. said...

That is a great name for this piece! With a few more rounds I think you might be able to sneak in a few more of those lovely birds.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Great name, and it's really neat to see you approaching piecing from a new angle and seeing how it changes the way you work. :)

liniecat said...

That flash of blue - 'sky' does compliment circling the block, especially in these lockdown exercise days LOL

Can almost hear the birdsong signalling longer days : )

P. said...

Enjoying the journey as we Circle the Block along with you and watch how the story unfolds. I'm honored you liked the name suggestion! :)

Julierose said...

Really coming together so well, Kaja!! I love how each border adds something new for the eye to follow...Nice work --stay safe
Hugs, Julierose

Mystic Quilter said...

This really is an exciting quilt and always enjoy watching your quilts develop - pleased you decided top keep the triangles! Great official name.

Ann said...

It improves with each round, Kaja. I like the mix of fabrics, values, and shapes you're using.

Doris said...

These small stripes of colors make it special Kaja. Your are absolutely right to feel good with it.

Kim said...

I always love the "inexact" approach. Your quilt is looking fabulous thus far; 'tis such a delight to the eyes.