It has been almost exactly a month since I posted any progress updates on the Cocoa Leaf Medallion Quilt. I pulled it back out over the weekend and worked on making a template and cutting the fabric to make the center cocoa leaf “star” for the center of the quilt. I have to admit that I had a lot of fun playing with which fabric should be on top to create a color depth between the leaves where they overlap.
I am taking my sweet time with this quilt, but I am making sure that I am enjoying each step of the process, too. I will be appliqueing the leaves down in place, which is a technique I am not all together comfortable with. So, while the couple who commissioned this quilt takes some time to make sure they like the color arrangement, I will be reading up on the technique and deciding how I will be going about getting these all sewn down.
As a reminder, the inspiration for the entire quilt is this stunning cocoa leaf drum light that will hang above the quilt when it is finished and in its forever home.
And this is the design that I have been working toward. I am glad to have the center layout laid out true to the vision (I could never get EQ5 to display the center the way I wanted so I gave up a while ago!).
Do you have any projects that you use to “savor each stitch”? It has been enjoyable to have a long term project without a short term deadline.