Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The culmination of three weeks of thinking

Today is the deadline for the fourth month of The Country Yard's Tuesday Mystery Medallion.

This round involved adding a 3" border, then a 6" border which needed to incorporate a curve of some kind.  As well as including the featured fabric.  We're now up to 42 1/2" unfinished.

After realising that three fat quarters would not a 6" border be... I had to return to my trusty shop for extra supplies.  Luckily it has been school holidays... so I had the bonus of being childless (Nana had offered to look after the kids for a couple of days... was great!).  Just as well because it was a long drawn out process. 

I decided I wanted three fabrics to make the background of the borders and incorporate the first 3" border with the 6" to make a 9" wide playing space.  Then applique a vine with leaves.  To find three fabrics that all read as background, went with what I had started with, and I liked, was very challenging.  We found heaps of two fabric combos, but just couldn't find that mysterious third fabric to make it all work.  Finally, (after going through what felt like the entire shop) Kerryn and I ended up with a winning combo.  Raewyn and Leeanne... you are not allowed to look too closely.



The sewing shed after cyclone applique has been through!


Do you make such a big mess when you do applique?  I have a big pile of fabrics that now need to be folded and put away ready for the next round.

10 comments:

  1. You have done a beautiful border suiting your whole top. Mine was nearly there and I didn`t see a pin which I sewed over and now my machine is getting repaired :(. Happy Stitching.

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  2. the time taken to choose the border was worth every minute it all looks wonderful and so much work has been done with all the applique

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  3. I agree with Margaret- the time taken was certainly well worth it! The borders are gorgeous, but of course, I love spots!

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  4. looking fabulous! I have a vine for my round as well, although I added no other applique as this will be my "feather zone".........when I actually get to quilt it!
    Now there must be a fabric that you think Raewyn and I think isn't ready for the shop floor, that has landed in your quilt?? Mmmm a bit of borrowing from the country yard project pile me thinks!

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  5. The mess is well worth the outcome...love it!

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  6. Fancy spilling the beans about the secret fabric!!

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  7. And those three fabrics are just perfect, even if you did some raiding. And no, my sewing space does not look like that, but that's only because I don't have a door to shut on it, otherwise it would for sure.

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  8. Isn't about time we had an update? I may not comment often but I'm still here and always interested to see your lovely work. :)

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