I started with this fabric pull, fabrics I found at a shop in Pensacola when I was on vacation:
And now I have some blades made in the two priority prints that are driving the palette.
At the recent FQ sale at my LQS, I picked up a few more prints to mix in. I want a very eclectic mix but mostly warm colors. I see possibilities for fussy cutting here.
Originally my plan was to make a couple blocks per month, but I think it will work out better if I make all the blades and distribute them around the medallion layout, then make the blocks. I need 168 blades, but I'll make a few more than that so I have some flexibility in laying them out.
With encouragement from friends, I've decided to use this bold gold print for the background, also from the shop in Pensacola. I have just barely enough to eke out the blocks and borders if I'm careful. No room for errors!!! It will either be successful in a wild and crazy mix, or it'll be a design disaster.
So I've been cutting. I made a template I can use with a rotary cutter by stacking layers of template plastic. And I've been chain piecing.
I'm loving this palette - these are so my colors! And I'm loving the clashy mix of prints, which is usually not me - I'm usually more sedate and controlled.
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