Museum Medallion

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I used to say with pride that my sister Terri was the quilting and patchwork expert in the family. To be honest until I started quilting I had limited understanding of the effort she goes to, to produce such lovely work. You will forever have my creative respect Sis, and the tips I have gained so far from you and others have been so helpful

– trace around template exactly as pattern piece suggests
– cut fabric pieces on straight weave where indicated
– draw pencil lines to join pieces together accurately
– join pencil lines and hand tack
– join dots and pin to ensure pieces fit together
– use 1/4 ” edge for both pieces
– avoid ironing too much
– when ironing, press lighter coloured seams to the darker fabric
– use glad bags for cut pieces
– use similar textiles
– take your time
– balance colours
– don’t sew at night without a good light
– be present, in the moment
– be patient, breath deeply
– be patient some more
– and whatever you do . . . . . don’t give up

P.S. Thanks for buying me the little door peeper. It is amazing Cxx

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