Anyone who actually reads what I write here knows that I love to solve fabric puzzles. Sometimes I make too many blocks for just one quilt, or just cut too much fabric. And sometimes I feel like fitting together the leftovers from many projects into one new piece.
Fans is one of the former, because I made 28 of these foundation-pieced wedges, so setting them aside or throwing them away was not an option for me. Fortunately, Fans was also one of the quilts that I describe as “making itself”, meaning that it went together very quickly and easily. I only had to make two more blocks to complete the center.
When making the Wheel Medallion quilt (click here to see that finished quilt), I made a classic medallion-maker mistake—I started sewing parts for the next border before finishing the center, so naturally, when it was time to add that border, it did not work for me, leaving me with this huge pile of these curvy shapes.
Here’s where I still thought this border might work:
And here’s where I gave up:
Using these “fans” for the Wheel’s border seemed to detract from the center of the Wheel Medallion quilt, so I moved on to find something else, and I really love what this “mistake” helped me to create.
I had originally thought that Wheel Medallion would be a blue quilt, and, in the making, it turned out not to be the case. So here I finally got the blue quilt.
Some details of Fans, a fun quilt all on its own:
Does this mean I now have started a series??