Monday, 25 March 2013

A growing medallion

I've been working on this one on an off over the last week or so in between a few other projects - although I must admit it's been keeping me awake at night. Most of the decisions about where it's heading seem to be made pre-sleep :o)

The second border is pieced and on (it is actually square, I just need to learn to take better front-on photos ;o) ). Obviously I'm a bit obsessed with the whole text/low volume thing.


The next border is being worked on at the moment - there will be a narrow 'something' added before the triangles (not sure what yet, possibly black again?). I can't get my head around how long each of these pieced triangle strips will end up, so I'm making them first, and then I'll add the narrow 'something' (descriptive, hey?) to bring it up to the correct size. Not quite sure how I'll handle the corners either - but I think it will need to involve y-seams...


I have never enjoyed making anything quite as much as this one - it is just so much fun deciding what to do with each border.

xx Jess

21 comments:

Jessica said...

That's the best kind of sewing! It's gorgeous. I'm so jealous of your array of texty prints :D

Carla said...

I love medallion quilts. Simply gorgeous!

Heather D. said...

Beautiful! I really like the patchwork borders.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Hmm, what about a slightly bigger triangle "pointing in" at each corner?? So the triangles keep turning around the quilt? Still would use Y seams I think.

Ella said...

ACk, it's gorgeous! This is giving me ideas for a crazy stack of charm squares I have.

Quilting In The Cold said...

Wow!! That is absolutely stunning.

MsMidge said...

Gorgeous! I am working on a similar project, just winging it! But am finding my lack of mathematical talents are letting me down! bahahhaha!

Patchwork and Play said...

This is looking great! I love the colours and the texty prints! Good luck with corners- it could prove tricky!

Catherine said...

I love this, especially all the patchwork!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Looks fantastic and I can understand how much you enjoy making this!

moira said...

some fabulous choices there, ms j. love the Chicopee and low volume mix

Jessica said...

It is looking gorgeous!

Amy Friend said...

Love the fabric selections here!

Jennifer Heels said...

I love this. It's so pretty!

Kelly said...

It is looking fabulous Jess!

Martha said...

Wow! it is gorgeous. I really like the patchwork and the colors are amazing.

Katy Cameron said...

You could do a half triangle at the end of each triangle row, then a square in the corner. Looking good anyway :o)

Janine said...

This is stunning! I love the combo of the low volumes with black :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh Jess, this is looking awesome!

Nicky said...

Lovely medallion quilt! Love that it is your own version!

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