In between soccer games and thrifting, I began work on the Marcelle center medallion over the weekend. I opted to go the EPP route to avoid the dreaded y-seams. It's also nice to have a portable project to work on while the kids have soccer practice and guitar lessons this week.
After the myriad changes I made before settling on this stack, I made a few more changes once the prints were cut and pieces laid out. The print meant for the outer corners was moved to the center star, and a couple of prints were switched out completely. Here's my final answer, basted and ready to be hand-pieced:
There are helpful tips for piecing the center medallion, whether by machine or by hand, at the MMQAL hosted over at penny poppleton.
It was a little scary cutting into some of my most precious
prints. I'm happy to have found a project that's stash-worthy. Now that
I've finally cut into them, I don't think I'll be so hesitant to pull them out for future projects.
Now it's to pick up the needle and thread (though I really should be picking up the broom and dustpan).