|Pam's Mariner's Compass medallion|
The borders are from EQ but the corners are my esigns. I had to tweak the colors a couple of times to get the right effect, but I'm pleased with how it worked out.
I think if the next round had been mine to add I would have turned this on point. I have no idea what wonderful idea the next person in the round robin came up with, as I missed the last meeting so didn't get a peek at the next round.
Next up is Traci's medallion with Jenn's round added. This one is more modern than most of what I make so it stayed on the design wall most of the month while I figured out what to add that would play well with the rest.
I decided to try to pull out some of the brighter blues from the center, and have some sort of slash and insert component to the piecing, because the plus signs looked like they might have been constructed that way.
I slashed these squares at random angles and inserted the yellow and orange strips. I followed that up by using the block as one of the fabrics in a paper pieced wonky triangle block. Wonky-on-purpose is so much harder for me to acheive than wonky-by-accident!
I think using one background fabric for two adjacent sides and a different background for the remaining two added an interesting element, but it was not a thought out design decision. I just didn't have enough of either fabric, or any other suitable background print. Happy accident?
I wish I had a picture of what Pam added to my cat medallion. I saw it when it was passed along for the next round but did not think to take a picture. Her border of little tiny flying geese is fabulous! I'll get the whole thing back in a few months and will share then.
I think there will be a short hiatus in the round robin as one person had life interfere with her plans, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait! One more round to go...