Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Grey & Teal Medallion Beginnings

Oh hello!  I have finally come out of my two month long sewing slump and am returning to the world of Sewing, Blogging and Instagram (@quiltsNfeathers) finally!  Whew I think that is my longest period of not having any motivation to sew.  Thankfully I didn't have any pressing deadlines and was able to mostly just ride it out and focus on other parts of life.  

My first big project is finally starting on my Grey and Teal quilt!  

My grey and teal stash!

I think what really got me excited to work on this was finally deciding on the New York Beauty block as the center of the medallion.  Since this is a bed quilt to replace the first bed quilt I made (which we still have on our bed), I'm trying to include my husband in as many decisions as possible.  He liked the NY beauty block, and when I asked if the quilt was going to have too much grey and teal he said no.  Whew, I can keep him!

First half of the grey and teal New York Beauty block.

All the paper piecing is done!

One set of curves finished.  That solid is Cloud 9 Cirrus solids in Shadow.

Completed grey and teal New York Beauty block, measures about 22" square (but will be trimmed smaller).

I will be working on it on and off between other projects, which will give me time to ponder on what I want the next border to be!

17 comments:

  1. The Cirrus Solid in Shadow is such a perfect choice for framing the center! It has great depth and is so soft. I am so glad that your DH is on board with this so far, and yay for the go ahead on grey and teal! He's definitely a keeper. :) And your piecing is spot on; it came together beautifully. I really like that you gave yourself some room to trim once you decide what comes next.

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the fact it's all scrappy. Wonderful job!

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  3. Lovely :)
    Also great that your hubby gets to stay :P

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  4. I'm lucky too that my husband gives me so much input on the quilts that I make... I suppose it isn't always the case. These are really nice colors and fabric choices, and it's always fun to give your bedroom a facelift - have fun with it!

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  5. What a beautiful start! Love the gray and teal together and all the wonderful patterns. This is going to be stunning.

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  6. How big does the center measure? This is really beautiful. The colors are amazing together. I feel like I need to make one now...thank you! Its also nice to see you came out of your slump! Sometimes we hit a wall and need a break!

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  7. This is a really beautiful combination of colors and design Renee. I'm so impressed with your curved flying geese around the outside of the NY beauty! Welcome back to quilting blogland!

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  8. First of all, welcome back! Whew! That was a long respite! Talk about jumping back in with both feet! I'm blown away by the beauty of this medallion. I've never made a New York Beauty, but this gorgeous piece really inspires me to try!

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  9. I love your colours and the design on this block. So much work. Looking forward to seeing what's next.

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  10. Pretty. Grey and teal go together so well! Glad your husband can stay! ;P

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  11. Welcome back! Lovely sewing~going to look awesome :)

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  12. Whatever the next border is, I am sure it will be lovely. It is looking great so far.

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  13. Amazing piece of work. I feel daunted just looking at all tiny fiddely pieces. Well done you. I am looking forward to seeing more of that project.

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  14. That's great! Love the pattern and the colors!

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  15. Lovely colours. Looking good.

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  16. I'm so glad you're able to keep your husband ;) The quilt start is stunning and I'm looking forward to watching it grow!

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  17. What a pretty color combo. Looking good!

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