Hi all! I wanted to share how I started my Spring Challenge and where it's headed after a fantastic sewing day on Wednesday.
I attended a Liberated Medallion Quilt workshop with Gwen Marston this past week and couldn't decide what to bring as my center medallion. Then I remembered the Spring Challenge--perfect!
Here's my piece in progress--under the photo I'll share the novel and other photos as to how I got here.
With a tight timeframe (I began piecing the night before the workshop!), I played around a bit in Illustrator first to figure out what I wanted to do. While I like the star concept, the third design spoke to me so quickly that I didn't even bother to spend time coloring it in.
I had these larger cuts of fabrics pulled from a recent shopping trip to take to the workshop:
So I pulled scraps in those colors and got to work on my made fabric: teal, green, red, and gold. Because I'd added in a few lines to Victoria's original shape, I decided to paper piece the blocks instead--so much easier! (And...I often skimp on fabric when paper piecing--the beauty of paper piecing made fabric is that if your fabric ends up short, you can just add to it--woo hoo!)
I made four blocks to join with sashing:
Here's my original Spring Challenge piece, before it grew too much:
Watch it grow:
I loved this workshop and can't wait to continue playing with this piece as it grows--definitely have plans to work in some more made fabric as I add borders.
Keep thinking spring and eventually it will get warm, right?!?!