Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 4/24/13

I finished sewing together Marcelle Goes to the Circus. I love it. The scraps of Oakshotts, along with dots, woven stripes, and the calming "galvanized" shot cotton around the pluses (all by Kaffe Fassett) combined in just the right way.
And it's been passed on to quilter extraordinaire, Krista. I can't even tell you how excited this makes me!
So then I started another little project with Oakshott's latest range,Impressions, a set of fat 1/8ths shot with white, making them all lovely pastels.

Does this ever happen to you? You visualize something in your head, do all the cutting, start the construction. And then realize it.is.not.going.to.work. Yeah, that's where I am at this point. Frustrating... Next time I will put the "vision" on paper before I start cutting.

Linking to Lee.


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OPQuilt said... #

Check us out!!! Number ONE and Number THREE! Woohoo! We rock.

And you especially rock with your Oakshotts. Man--thou almost dost persuade me. . .

That Marcelle Goes to the Circus is stunningly beautiful. Add that to the list of Quilts I Must See.

Okay, now we can go to bed, right?

:) Elizabeth

Live a Colorful Life said... #

Yes, indeed. 'night...

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said... #

Every time I see your medallion progress... I get closer and closer to (1) starting my own medallion, and (2) buying oakshotts!!

Nilya said... #

Ohhh Your Marcelle looks gorgeous... And of course I know how it is to start a project and wonder how could I start this...

Cille said... #

Marvelled is - well simply put - fantastic. Great borders and the colors are so rich. This is a quilt to bookmark :)

Susan said... #

I love your Medallion@ the Circus! And your new fabrics are very pretty! Good luck with this project- maybe some sleep brought some clarity?!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Your Medallion quilt looks fabulous! Fingers crossed you figure out the new project!

Vicki said... #

Those orange crosses on the outside border are WONDERFUL! They virtually sparkle. It is movement perfection. Quilting overlooking the beach...no more perect place to be.

Anna said... #

The quilt looks amazing! Love all the colours!

Renee said... #

Your quilt is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see it all quilted!

Catherine said... #

Really just wow! It is amazing.

Kelli Fannin Quilts said... #

Gasp! I LOVE LOVE it!!! So gorgeous.. can't wait to see it quilted. WOW! :)

Little Island Quilting said... #

Stupendous...and passing it to Krista will take it to a completely stratospheric level of amazingness! She did one of my quilts and it was the best decision I ever made. Can't wait to see what she does to it.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... #

Good luck with your quilt plans Cindy. It happened to me on my very first large quilt...sort of the same. I had all the pieces out before starting to sew a thing. Realized later, I used one of the smaller templates for the larger piece. I was devasted!! But took an 1/8 inch seam allowance instead of 1/4 and it went well....still have it!!! lol

Amy Friend said... #

It's just beautiful! I can't wait to see it quilted. I am feeling the need for more Oakshott now!

Unknown said... #

Love the motion you've created in this piece. Fabulous. I don't get too discouraged when things don't quite work out. I had a Bargello that didn't work for my plans, I put it up on my design wall for a couple weeks and it's turned into something far more fabulous than it was intended for. Just need to let them breath a bit longer!

Nicole_boldgoods said... #

I love your version of the Marcelle! The use of the Kaffe stripes is just perfect.

Anonymous said... #

Fabulous quilt! AWESOME!

Mama Pea said... #

Yes, it does happen to me. I don't think putting on paper would help me. I like the color combo and hexies you have going on. I want to get some hexies ready to sew for some sitting I have to do tomorrow.

I totally LOVE your quilt. It's amazing. YOU are amazing!

Terriaw said... #

Quite an explosion of color with this project! My favorite part is the center star block.

audrey said... #

Your Marcelle quilt is amazing! I love it with the shot cottons!

Carla said... #

Wow! Your quilt is so beautiful! I finally took the pattern out of the book, but I am intimidated by the Y seams. Oh we'll. I'll just come back here and stare at yours ; )
I'm intrigued by your hexie project. Whatever it is, it will be great.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said... #

The Marcelle quilt is beautiful! I love the colors. Hope you get your next project all figured out.

Leigh Anne said... #

Your circus quilt is beautiful! And those pastels will make such a pretty quilt, I hope it comes together for you soon

Two Wednesdays said... #

Your Marcelle circus quilt is gorgeous - it looks amazing in mostly solids/shot cottons.

Nancy@owensolivia said... #

Cindy- SO SO SO beautiful!!!!!! This makes me want to try the pattern. Is it free?

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love 'Marcelle goes to the circus' and think it's stunning! I hope you work out the kinks in your latest Oakshott project x

moira said... #

I love the colours and fabric you have chosen. It's stunning

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Cindy it is incredible!! And I'm sure you can magic up something with what you've cut :)

Stacey Napier said... #

I just bought the Marcelle Medallion pattern and I've been pondering a color scheme - I love your choices, just beautiful!

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Patti said... #

Love Marcelle, and the use of Oakshott! I have the pattern and haven't started it yet....also have a Colourbox of Oakshott....hmmm!I'm inspired!

Carla said... #

Wow! You really made tracks with this quilt...finishing it so quickly! It's just gorgeous, Cindy!!

Quilting Nonnie said... #

That "Circus" grabs you. Wonderful, brave you!

It's been a year of me trying to get started on the wedding quilt for my already married son and DIL. I finally realized it was the colors just weren't right together. Luckily I hadn't cut very much out. Hang in there!

Katy Cameron said... #

Ha, love the title! The circus looks fab :o)

Sarah said... #

The Medallion in Oakshots is beautiful. This is the best one I've seen. It appeals to me most n the semi solids of the Oakshots.