Saturday, August 27, 2016

Outdoor Princess Progress

I've been slowly working on more stars for the outdoor Princess on a Pea panel.


In the beginning I just made stars featuring fussy cut squares for the star centers with assorted green prints for star points and purple backgrounds.


It got to the point where I thought I'd run out of appropriate prints to put in the stars. I even resorted to a piece of the bats print I bought for my Macabre Medallion. I figured they could be flying in the night sky over our sleeping princess. ;- )


I left the top row for last because I couldn't make it fit on the design wall without shifting everything else down. Once I'd finally done that I had to rearrange the stars some more.


There was one star I wasn't happy with, no matter where I put it. I made it over again with different background and star point prints. It wasn't much of an improvement. By that time I really couldn't find another critter to feature in a new star so I declared the layout as good as it gets and sewed all the loose bits together.


Now I'm going to put it away while I try to move the Macabre Medallion forward. I wanted this to be a twin size quilt. It's only 44" x 68" at this stage. Hopefully when I pull it back out again I'll know what to do to make it grow. And in the meantime, it's almost time for the next prompt in the liberated medallion quilt along and I haven't done anything to my medallion since the announcement of the last prompt. {sigh} I don't like being behind the times but at least I'll be fully informed when I finally begin working again!

4 comments:

gayle said...

I loooooove those orange flying geese! And the stars are perfect!
I just finished my Gwennie Medallions yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to!

Kate Chiconi said...

It's wonderful! I loved it before, but now, with the dusky background to your stars, I really love it! I think it's a good plan to put it away so it doesn't nag you visually. It'll tell you what it wants when you pull it out again...

Barbara Curiel said...

Beautiful quilt! Your star blocks are a lovely complement to the center panel. As always, very inspiring work.

desertskyquilts said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue. I know the next step will come to you. Did you get my blocks in the mail yet? They went out last week finally. They were done for two weeks, but I just didn't get to the post office!