So far, the Marcelle Medallion QAL has been a total blast. The QAL is taking place on Instagram, Flickr and on Penny Poppleton's blog, but Instagram is definitely where it's at. So many people have made positive comments on my photos - it feels great!
I shared a photo of my palette on the blog last week. I didn't love it, but I thought it would work, so I started paper piecing the centre star.
I hated it! It looked terrible. I needed to go back to the drawing board. I reshelved all of the fabric, except the low volume and teal prints. I still wanted to use the Shelbourne Falls floral as my inspiration print, but instead of reading the dark hue as navy, I considered it black (which I think it actually is). I looked to Chicopee this time and pulled all of the chartreuse prints. Instead of pure pink, I selected coral hues from my stash. Here is the resulting palette.
Now THAT is what I'm talking about! I had some difficulty lining up my points along the way...
But in the end, I had a centre star to be proud of! I LOVE IT!
I need to focus on my Stacking the Odds back and a baby quilt I have on the go this coming week, so I'll be reluctantly setting aside my medallion for a bit. I do have it hanging on the wall though, so I'll look at it lovingly while I work on other projects.
I'm linking this post up with WIP Wednesday, because it's unlikely I'll have time to blog tomorrow! Check out what everyone else is up to!