When I last showed you my parrot medallion quilt I had added a dark round to frame the piece and make it pop!
I have a sketch with a rough idea of where I am going in terms of design but not colour so I'm making it up as I go! I've decided I would like to have another round of light value fabric. I auditioned several fabrics and settled on a creamy colour print, a darker dot fabric, a pink print and a red on ecru print. The red on ecru is very subtle so it reads as pink.
I stared by making six rosettes with the creamy print and the darker dot fabric.
I made six units with the pint print and the red on ecru print. These units will attach to the six rosettes above.
When placed together this is how they look.
I sew them together into a long "noodle" and it was then stitched to the parrot medallion and voila!
There is one more big, fancy border to go around this unit and then the rest of the quilt will be made from the leftover hexagon rosettes that I removed from Birds in the Loft. I had four of my pieced start rosettes that I removed so they will form part of that border. I just love making these stars. I've written a number of tutorials on making them and you can find them under the tab English Paper Piecing Instructions & Hexagon Fun.
I did a quick count and I think I am short about ten or eleven pairs of hexagon rosettes short so I'll pull fabrics and start cutting so they can be basted at my leisure!
Until I post again, happy sewing!