Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Decisions, decisions....

Ok, I am back to my medallion quilt that I started at retreat. I decided at the time that I had to put the top together before I choose the applique designs and fabric, because I needed to see what the pieces looked like relative to the space and colors. Not sure that is the right way to go about it, but it seems to work for me. I also decided that I wanted to leave space to work on my quilting, getting comfortable with small/dense free motion around a motif, so that the motif almost looks raised. Not quite ready for trupunto, but getting there.

Well, I love my medallion center applique design. I created it using the old paper doll method.

I think I am going to leave the gold round without applique so that I can practice that quilting. I would love to have areas that look like applique swirls, but are just outline quilted, with dense free motion quilting around them.

For the bright shrimp color round I have played with two different applique patterns, one made out of the same fabric as the center applique. And another as you see below.

I like these feathers best, but I am not sure of the fabric. So I will have to let it sit for awhile to decide.

The next decision is how to treat the blue round. I am still auditioning the applique shape, and then I will have to audition the fabric. I am using plan paper for the evening to decide which I like best. I'll go back at it tomorrow night and hopefully one will jump out at me then. For now, I like the feather on the left, better than the scroll on the right...

I do like them both.... so how is a girl to decide ?? decisions, decisions !! Well, I guess it will have to sit for a little bit. I am sure it will come to me.

See ya later!



Mary Anne said...

I love it. Looks like a fun project to be working on!

terificreations said...

I love the whole thing from the marbles to the applique. Yummy!


Cathy said...

Love the Medallion quilt - have you ever seen the Hawaiian quilts? Your pattern really reminded me of them - if you ever want to "study" them, I volunteer to go with you!

terificreations said...

Cathy, I love your offer to go study quilting in Hawaii with Renee...sounds like a great time. Quilts, fresh coconut & pineapple. Yum.


Renee said...

Well if I ever decide to study Hawaiin quilts I will give you ladies a call. But right now I am still trying to decide between the feather or scroll applique on the blue fabric! Votes anyone????

Jean Moccio said...

I love the quilt. I agree with DH - I like the scroll. I think it compliments the center.