I am a little behind on my schedule – but have time built in for me to catch up. The hardest part (hopefully) is behind me. I finished the central medallion for the quilt.
Here is one of the first sketches of the central medallion.
All of the diamond blocks were designed so they could be paper pieced. I photocopied one of the diamonds from the final draft and used it as my paper piecing pattern/template.
Here are a few of the finished points
Here are all the individual points on various backgrounds
Here is the finished central medallion. I used the fabric in the upper right corner from the picture above. The other fabrics seemed a bit too dark and were too close in value to the star in the center of the quilt block.
I am going back and forth whether to leave it like this or set it on point. Playing around with ideas for the next border -maybe that will help me decide.
UPDATE – 10:30 AM – Dec 14
I am going to add a 2.5 inch border around this block so that the next pieced border will fit. And everyone hold your breath – for the next border I am crossing over into the world of Applique – Reverse Applique to be precise!