Hi everyone! Hope you are all feeling well and healthy today! So, I got a flu shot about a week ago, and I had a bad sort of reaction to it. This happens to me every few years. A flu shot can't give you the flu, but it certainly can cause a reaction. That's what happened this year-- I spent the last week feeling achy and tired, with no motivation to do anything. Not even stitch something! It seems to have run it's course, though, and I am happy to kick it to the curb. Now to catch up on everything, including the dishes and the laundry.
All I have to show today is a few more rounds on the medallion quilt. Here is it's current state:
Gosh, I like this. I guess I've added four rounds since I last posted it-- a round of squares, then plain white, then the triangles, and finally another round of black and white. I've had no plan for this, just making it up as I go along.
The triangles were fun to make and were made by just cutting triangles with the TriRecs ruler and piecing them together in opposite directions. This took a lot more triangles than I anticipated, but I do love how it came out. The rows of triangles did get pretty stretchy, too, so I had to use a bunch of Magic Sizing on them to get them to behave.
I wasn't sure what to do for the corners of the triangle round. I considered using a square in a square block, and also hsts, but in the end I drew out and paper pieced small "ray" shapes:
These were really easy and I think they look a lot better than something else in the corners.
I think my next round here will be the flying geese, then another solid and then one more element before it's finished. I'm sure I have enough scraps to fill out those rounds, and after that it should be a decent size and ready to finish. Any suggestions for the last element?
This has been a really fun project to work on, and playing with those happy colors certainly made me feel a bit better. Hope you are all feeling good and enjoying the fall weather. Happy Halloween-ing, too!
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