N2 Quilting Initial Challenge

My Colors

Teal green, Tan, Dark red, Dark brown, Goldenrod & Green

My Fabrics

To begin with I thought I would make a teapot quilt…
But after working with the design I decided I wanted to save the teapots for some pretty delicate florals.
A pattern I bought while visting TN had been speaking to me. So my inspiration
came from the This and That Prairie Star pattern.

I changed the actual center block to
Dutchman’s Puzzle

Then I made 4 flying geese blocks
The pattern had these blocks made up from HST.

Using the pattern's idea I designed my corner squares
Making fried egg flowers
These were machine appliquéd.

Then putting all the parts together

I really like the way the center medallion has came out.
I want to make my top bigger than the original pattern.
Also,I want kind of a theme to follow.
So I decided to make some flying geese to go on my 2nd round.
Thinking I would use my extra HST for the 1st round.

After completing a few Flying geese and HSTand sewing the HST round I changed my mind
And wanted the 1st round to be Flying Geese
So I had to rip out the rows of HST blocks (Oh how I hate ripping) and cut out more pieces for FG.
Finally 1st round added.
In the corners are Shoo fly blocks.

After another plain border and added HST round.

This is as far as it is done. Now I’m deciding if I want to just add a plain border or one with appliqué, make it lapsize or go bigger. A lot depends on if I can find more fabric like the tan and goldenrod. I used all but a little bitty pieces. Do you think the fabrics need to match or be the same? Do you think the top needs to be bigger?
Thank you for your input.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Colossians 3:23,24


Desiree said...

I LOVE it! I think it's fine the way it is, but if you want to make it bigger I think you could just find fabrics close to your original ones. They don't have to be the exact same thing. :) This is what happened with my last weird and ugly, it went from small baby size to twin size because it kept needing one more border, LOL!

Mel said...

Beautiful colors Tina!
Wonderfully constructed also!