Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marcelle love....

I having the best time working on the Marcelle Medallion, to the exclusion of almost everything else!
Well, I did manage to clean windows this week-end, but that's about it!
I almost made a huge mistake with Marcelle that would have made me absolutely nuts...
I didn't even notice it in the photo...
do you see it??
it wasn't until I was adding the next border that I realized that one row of triangles was going in the wrong direction!!
EEK!!!
When I looked at the pattern, it turns out that the one that looked wrong, was the only one that was right!
So, a dilemma.....
do I change the one row, or change 3 rows.
Well, I never coloured outside the lines as a child either, so I ripped out the 3 rows and turned them around! :-)
Then I spent way too much time deciding on the fabric for the third border, before just going with the Hope Valley.
I pulled out all of my text fabric to do the flying geese, and I love how it looks!
For the background I use Kona flesh, which has a slight pink tone to it.
and look.....
I didn't even plan that one!
on to the next round......

18 comments:

Marit said...

This is going to be an amazing quilt! So fun to watch it grow:)

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh you are brave Patti, I would have definitely ripped out the one not the three and called it a design decision!

It is looking good :)

Janine said...

I would have ripped out one line but, seeing it now, you made the right choice. It's going to be fab!

Tammy said...

Oh how pretty

Carla said...

This will be so amazing! Wish I had the guts to start it! The centre block scares me

Erica said...

This is looking amazing! I love the lime green squares in the corners; it really gives the quilt a nice punch.

Heather D. said...

It's really coming together! I probably would have done the same thing, rip out 3 rows instead of just one. Never was one to colour outside the lines either!

L E Antwis said...

It looks really great so far - and wonderful to hear about it all step by step (I'm thinking of tackling this quilt too !!) Linda

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh gosh, it gets better with every round!!!

Charlotte said...

I would have done exactly the same! It looks incredibly gorgeous - can't wait to see it grow!

Jess said...

I think it was a great decision - it looks amazing! I can see why you're addicted to making this one, it's stunning.

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

It's going to be beautiful!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Looking fabulous, Patti!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

It's gorgeous!
Carol

Julie said...

Love it !

CitricSugar said...

It's easy to see why you're obsessed with it, Patti - it's coming along so beautifully… Your eye for colour always impresses me.

Heather A said...

And this is another reason why I will never quite aspire to your quilting level! I would probably NOT have corrected my mistake. I would have rationalized it. Call me lazy!

This is going to be a beaut, Patti! You probably have it finished already, crazy lady!

Dianne Neale said...

This is looking fantastic. I am tempted myself!

18 comments:

Marit said...

This is going to be an amazing quilt! So fun to watch it grow:)

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh you are brave Patti, I would have definitely ripped out the one not the three and called it a design decision!

It is looking good :)

Janine said...

I would have ripped out one line but, seeing it now, you made the right choice. It's going to be fab!

Tammy said...

Oh how pretty

Carla said...

This will be so amazing! Wish I had the guts to start it! The centre block scares me

Erica said...

This is looking amazing! I love the lime green squares in the corners; it really gives the quilt a nice punch.

Heather D. said...

It's really coming together! I probably would have done the same thing, rip out 3 rows instead of just one. Never was one to colour outside the lines either!

L E Antwis said...

It looks really great so far - and wonderful to hear about it all step by step (I'm thinking of tackling this quilt too !!) Linda

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh gosh, it gets better with every round!!!

Charlotte said...

I would have done exactly the same! It looks incredibly gorgeous - can't wait to see it grow!

Jess said...

I think it was a great decision - it looks amazing! I can see why you're addicted to making this one, it's stunning.

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

It's going to be beautiful!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Looking fabulous, Patti!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

It's gorgeous!
Carol

Julie said...

Love it !

CitricSugar said...

It's easy to see why you're obsessed with it, Patti - it's coming along so beautifully… Your eye for colour always impresses me.

Heather A said...

And this is another reason why I will never quite aspire to your quilting level! I would probably NOT have corrected my mistake. I would have rationalized it. Call me lazy!

This is going to be a beaut, Patti! You probably have it finished already, crazy lady!

Dianne Neale said...

This is looking fantastic. I am tempted myself!