Wednesday, November 1, 2017

17 in 2017 Still Moving Along

Still working on the 17-ufos-in-2017. For the Peachy Cameo Medallion, I have been working on a scalloped border. Couldn't find the right border fabric and then stumbled upon this funky print in the stash. I feel in love with it not knowing how it would end up being used and so this is a surprising choice to me.
Peachy Cameo Medallion
Overall though, the entire quilt has been surprising. It seems odd to still be incorporating more red and blue into this quilt instead of branching off into other colors like usual! Still have two border units left to go before this scallop border will be complete and also the corner blocks--not sure what's going to happen their either. For now I am contemplating a little applique addition to what I already have going on, perhaps add a bit more spice to the quilt...
Auditioning another idea for the border
The solids challenge quilt is on the list as well and finally, I went forward with a plan that's been in the works for months now. I drew this triangle sashing plan out in a rough sketch, but didn't know if I like it or not. Well, you know how that goes. Sometimes you just have to sew it together to find out! And so the first three blocks are up on my wall for all to see. Hmm... I think adding in more of those solids is probably the right choice and I am happy they won't all be the same. Still, am I making more work for myself just because I can? 
Looking at the new sashing detail
 And then there is the Eagle quilt. It's definitely in the hoop and after a very rough start {ripping out thread colors I didn't like}, we are well on our way to something positive. It's often hard to 'see' the best way forward when getting started. This one would have looked fine in many different stitching patterns, but there's always one we seem to prefer, right?
In the hoop...
As usual, we have had very busy times here--a cousin wedding last weekend with lots of family in town. So much fun but now I have been hit with the flu. Ugghh... Will hopefully be back to my normal routine very soon....

22 comments:

  1. The fabric you found for the border is perfect. And love the triangles around your solid flowers.

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  2. I love watching your ideas unfold!

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  3. You are so good with borders, love the scallop idea...borders are tough for me...nice choice of colors hugs, Julierose

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  4. EXCELLENT fabric for the border - whodathunk? LOL Keep going!!!!!

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  5. What a cool scalloped border. At first glance it looks like pieced stripes. Crosshatching looks great on your eagle quilt :0)

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  6. You've inspired me...as usual.
    Get well SOON!

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  7. how close to you to finishing the 17? this quilt looks great -- love your addition of the birds and the scallops

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  8. Love the bird and flower pot border in the Peachy Cameo border and yes, keep going with the solid triangles around the flower appliques!

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  9. First, I hope you're feeling better. You keep making good progress on your 17 UFO's in 2017. Each project can take many turns and each decision can take time moving forward and backwards. Ask me how I know! :0)

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  10. Flu sucks - I hope you feel better soon. Great progress on your various projects: I like that funky border a lot, both the fabric and the lovely rounded shapes.

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  11. Wishing you a speedy recovery. And I like the scalloped borders very much, nice fabric. The quilting looks very good.

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  12. Your Peachy Medallion quilt is coming along wonderfully. I love the border and am also in love with the additional applique on the border. It looks like quite a bit more work though ...

    Hope you're feeling better today. The flu can take quite a while for a full recovery. Ugh is right!

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  13. Your medallion quilt is so beautiful - the colors and the whimsy! Hope you feel better soon

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  14. I hope you are on the mend already. It's cold season for me; I feel one coming on.
    Your scalloped border is great and the added bits make it even better. I clicked on a larger photo to see the fabric. Perfect for this place and not one I would have chosen. (I'd have worried about mixing the stripe with scallops. And been wrong.) Thanks for the lesson.
    Your little triangles add whimsy to the flowers. Because they look a bit like large rickrack(?) Not sure if that's the reason but I hope you keep on with it.

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  15. I think that fabric was destined for this quilt. I wonder how many times you looked at it before it popped out as just right. Sometimes I find I almost have to hold it up against before that 'Oh, Yeah!' moment happens. Also, the yellow petal shape and three dots is very exciting! It finishes the border, and adds so much energy. I wish I had the knack you do. Looking spot on!

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  16. Sorry you're feeling under the weather! Your quilts are always so full of surprises, I hope you can back up to speed as quickly as possible :)

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  17. Beautiful quilting on the eagle ! The medallion grows more amazing with each addition!

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  18. I just can't get over how creative you are! Your quilts make my 'eyes' sooo happy!! Hope you are feeling better!

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  19. The border fabric looks like it was made just for your quilt. Works well.

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  20. Audrey your quilts are lovely! I am always happy to read your posts. I wish I had known about 17in2017 before. But so it goes. Get well soon.

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  21. I have missed so many blog posts! I need to get back to reading them every single day! Your quilts just make me happy and I love the exuberant love you put into every single one!

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