Thursday 4 April 2013

Setting a Lovely April goal

Can you believe it is April and the fourth month of 2013.  Where is the time going?  Yeesh. 

For my April goal I have decided to finish making my Marcelle Medallion *pillow.  I'm making the centre star plus the first border and turning that into a pillow (*or a mini quilt) - not sure which yet as I want to see how large it will be as a pillow/cushion and if I can buy an insert that big.   I'm not a cushion-on-the-couch sort of person so I am clueless to what you can or cannot buy!

I will one day make a whole Marcelle Medallion quilt for myself because I NEED to make the + border and the two triangle borders because they are just so awesome!  Maybe I will just make a quilt of those bits, whole knows!!  Those are the parts that drew me to it in the first pace.  Yum!  All of the versions I have seen so far are truly amazing, especially with all of the low volume and text prints being used!  This is one bandwagon I need to jump on!  However, the templates are a crazy idea and the Y-seams are even crazier in this day and age so as I am sewing all I am thinking about is how I can make it into a paper pieced pattern instead!  hahaha

So, fingers crossed I can get it done in April.  I have decided that it will be for my secret partner in one of the swaps I am in.  I'm pretty certain she doesn't follow my blog but if she does she will have the extra thing I am making for her as the surprise!!!  I love swaps!!   

Linking to A Lovely Year of Finishes April Goal setting party!
A Lovely Year of Finishes


Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Ooh looking good so far - great fabrics and colour choices!

Glad to know I"m not the only one who thinks "surely this could be paper pieced!" heheh

Charlotte said...

oooh, can't wait to see how it turns out!

Di said...

Can't wait to see how you go. I'm so tempted by this bandwagon! Di x

Wendz said...

'That' medallion quilt is certainly fabulous. I bought an extra copy of the magazine and am going to put it up as a giveaway on my blog.