I have the center all done. Ta daaaa!
Time to figure out what to do next. I love that floral on the left from French General and wanted to see how it would look next to the medallion. I know it is a floral, but I like it! The red on the right is also from French General.
After looking at this with my morning coffee, I thought maybe a narrow red border followed by the floral. The original looks like this:
I am not opposed to piecing more borders, but I have been thinking about how I will use this quilt. I think I want to be able to hang it on a wall. I love the toile fabric and it is such a great souvenir of our time living in France. To that end, I would not want this to get too big. It was the center that I fell in love with when I first saw this in Quiltmania.
I have to say that I am not a huge fan of English Paper Piecing. I enjoyed it when the pieces were small, but not so much as it grew larger. Having said that, I have purchased paper pieces to make a couple EPP minis. Like I said, it was okay when the piece was small! It is a nice travel project.
As I look at this longer, I think I need to add one more scrappy row of hexies on each side to connect all the scrappy areas rather than add the separate rows as shown in the pattern.
I think I need to prep some more hexies…..so close and yet so far….