Wednesday, May 08, 2013

WIP Wednesday 08-05-2013

Well, it seems that the stars aligned and led me on a path to learn something new, but also to abandon something I was already doing!
First, the WIP I abandoned.....
it has really surprised me how quickly I packed this one away....
I had been dreaming of doing the 12 trees quilt using the Oakshott shot cottons I purchased just for this project!
For some reason, I wasn't really loving this.
Or maybe this is where the stars come in! 
:-) :-)
Two converging wins!
First, a magazine from Lynne at Lily's Quilts.....
The Marcelle Medallion on the cover has been a quilt I've wanted to do!
Yay!
Then I won a FQ bundle of Carnaby Street from Fabricworm

 It was just meant to be, right!
I used this print as a jumping off point for fabric colours...

and so I began
sewing!
I won't rehash my troubles with inset seams because I'm completely over it!
Day #2 
I have added two borders...
I used those Oakshott shot cottons in the triangle border....love!
I'm not sure if I like the pink corners, but I'll leave it until I add the next border.
and this is why I abandoned everything else!!!
Who could blame me!
I do have to put this aside for a couple days to get Bee blocks done, but I can hardly wait to get back at it!
So, that's about it for WIP Wednesday.
I'll link up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced




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Have a great sewing week!

22 comments:

pennydog said...

Oh I LOVE it, no wonder you sound so excited. Congrats on your wins!

joanne said...

It is gorgeous!!! Everything just sits so perfectly together! And those geeky chic glasses are brilliant as a border

wasntquiltinaday said...

wow this is gorgeous - I love your starting fabric from the carnaby line. Now you're making me want to break my fabric diet! I can't wait to see your next borders :)

Christine said...

It is so gorgeous! I have the magazine too and really want to make one but it will probably be a while before I get started.

Kerstin said...

I have some Oakshott cottons, too, and did not know what to do with it. Now I'm thinking I need to make this quilt as well...

knottygnome said...

beautiful medallion! i love the geekly chic glasses border.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

That is a stunning block! And love the fabric win...congrats!

Jess said...

Patti it is looking incredible! I love the colours your using, it's going to be fabulous!

Debbie said...

Love where your medallion is headed!!

Erica said...

I love it, and I think you should leave the pink corners, I like them.

Heather D. said...

The medallion is looking great so far, and I love the border of eye glasses! So fun.

Celtic Thistle said...

Congrats on your wins Patti, you are certainly putting them to great use!

sharpie said...

The medallion is beautiful!

Katherine said...

Wow! That definitely sounds like it was meant to be and it's looking incredible.

wombatquilts.com said...

Your medallion is looking fabulous. I am so excited to see it come together.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wonderful!!! congrats on your win

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on your wins:) Your new project looks fabulous.

I had to laugh at the last picture. I don't know what company produces those posters but we used to have a series of them on the walls at work as inspirational catch phrases or whatever they are called. I loved them. They always made me smile even on a really bad day:)

Susan Being Snippy said...

Free fabric can't help but be inspiring! Perhaps you will come back to the trees... someday... totally love the choice of the eyeglasses border!

Renee said...

Gorgeous! I just love the medallion quilts.

Karen said...

Great progress. Love the border with the glasses.

Linda Beth said...

Definitely a worthy project to move on to - and yes it does seem the stars aligned for this! Congrats on your wins and you have certainly started a gorgeous new project!!

Janine said...

Good decision! This is gorgeous :)

22 comments:

pennydog said...

Oh I LOVE it, no wonder you sound so excited. Congrats on your wins!

joanne said...

It is gorgeous!!! Everything just sits so perfectly together! And those geeky chic glasses are brilliant as a border

wasntquiltinaday said...

wow this is gorgeous - I love your starting fabric from the carnaby line. Now you're making me want to break my fabric diet! I can't wait to see your next borders :)

Christine said...

It is so gorgeous! I have the magazine too and really want to make one but it will probably be a while before I get started.

Kerstin said...

I have some Oakshott cottons, too, and did not know what to do with it. Now I'm thinking I need to make this quilt as well...

knottygnome said...

beautiful medallion! i love the geekly chic glasses border.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

That is a stunning block! And love the fabric win...congrats!

Jess said...

Patti it is looking incredible! I love the colours your using, it's going to be fabulous!

Debbie said...

Love where your medallion is headed!!

Erica said...

I love it, and I think you should leave the pink corners, I like them.

Heather D. said...

The medallion is looking great so far, and I love the border of eye glasses! So fun.

Celtic Thistle said...

Congrats on your wins Patti, you are certainly putting them to great use!

sharpie said...

The medallion is beautiful!

Katherine said...

Wow! That definitely sounds like it was meant to be and it's looking incredible.

wombatquilts.com said...

Your medallion is looking fabulous. I am so excited to see it come together.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wonderful!!! congrats on your win

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on your wins:) Your new project looks fabulous.

I had to laugh at the last picture. I don't know what company produces those posters but we used to have a series of them on the walls at work as inspirational catch phrases or whatever they are called. I loved them. They always made me smile even on a really bad day:)

Susan Being Snippy said...

Free fabric can't help but be inspiring! Perhaps you will come back to the trees... someday... totally love the choice of the eyeglasses border!

Renee said...

Gorgeous! I just love the medallion quilts.

Karen said...

Great progress. Love the border with the glasses.

Linda Beth said...

Definitely a worthy project to move on to - and yes it does seem the stars aligned for this! Congrats on your wins and you have certainly started a gorgeous new project!!

Janine said...

Good decision! This is gorgeous :)