Sunday, March 10, 2013

marcelle medallion {part 2}

I've spent the weekend slowly adding borders to my Marcelle Medallion quilt, digging through my scraps as well as stash and questioning myself every. single. step. of. the. way.  Let me show you what I mean.


Once I finished my flying geese I realized there's such a thing as too much text print. See? All the three borders were sort of getting merged into one texty scrappy mess.


After a lot of thinking and pulling out an unbelievable amount of fabric from my stash, I decided to replace that middle texty border with white and light blue striped fabric. I think it separates the triangles and the geese really nicely and it calmed things down, too.


Then came more borders which of course meant even more fabric thrown all over the room and more decisions. I even thought of doing some "quilt surgery" and replacing the blue text print. Thankfully I stopped myself just in time.


At this point I just need two more borders and I'll be all done with this quilt top. Oh, I'm getting so very excited!!!

How was your weekend? Did you get any sewing done?

28 comments:

  1. It's just beautiful...and the border substitution was perfect! I'm excited to work on my next border...the bricks, because I'll be able to use so many little scrap I love! It seems as if it will finish quickly, and then I'll need to find a new project!

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  2. It is gorgeous! I think you made the right decisions about your borders- the stripes are great! It now has a balanced look!

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  3. oh wow. This is just amazing. I love your fix of replacing the one border with blue. Good one. I've been digging in my scrap bin and prepping more x and + blocks!

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  4. I really like the blue text in the corners!

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  5. I really like the blue text in the corners!

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  6. I kind of want to sing songs to your quilt. no lie.

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  7. Oh you are so brave. Once I have sewn something I never unpick!!! But the blue stripe certainly looks heaps better

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  8. This is so awesome and you are so fast!

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  9. It looks so fabulous. How big will it be? i have to get the book. I got little bits of quilting done this weekend here and there.

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  10. I love this! Just bought the book and I can't wait to have time to get to it!

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  11. How gorgeous! Your fabric choices are fabulous!

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  12. No sewing done this weekend, so thanks for sharing yours!!! Beautiful and I'm so amazed at how quickly you get things done!!!

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  13. I think that light blue stripe was the perfect choice. I worked on a tote bag this weekend, so much fun to do a quick project!

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  14. Oh, I adore your version of this quilt!!

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  15. I am so in love with this I don't know what to do with myself. Amazing.

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  16. Nice editing! You radically changed it (for the better IMO) with that light blue striped border. Way to go! I struggle with fabric selection and find myself agonizing over the smallest choices. Your work is always lovely but I agree these replacements were great decisions!

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  17. That looks really nice. I like the changes you made. I hope to find time to make this same quilt soon.

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  18. I think all your choices work perfectly ... it's gorgeous .

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  19. Yay, it's looking great, and glad you stopped yourself from the drastic surgery!

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  20. That's a good point, I never thought there could be too much text prints:). Your new stripes and the black and white stripes look just perfect.

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  21. Too much text? Oh, yes I see what you mean. It's looking fantastic though. I can't believe you are so close to finishing!

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  22. Every one of these I see popping up on Flickr are beautiful and different. Yours is no exception. Great job.

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  23. This is beautiful. I'm planning on starting this quilt soon, but committing to fabrics is proving so difficult! Hope to be brave enough to start soon.

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  24. your medallion quilt just might be one of my favorites!

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  25. I like the result 'though I think the light blue border fits better than the text. I couldn't resist making a center block, too. Now I'm thinking about triangles or flying geese for the next step. As this will only be a pillow it's quite a hard decision. ;)

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  26. wonderful decisions and I love the way you repeated the blue text with the corner squares. When in doubt, sometimes the best solution is to repeat. XXOO Cat

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