Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Aviatrix Again!

Since playing with my Checker blocks last week, I've been working pretty frantically on my Aviatrix medallion. Last time I shared it, I'd only added the x plus blocks:


But last week, the teeny neutral squares went on (and I have to say I adore this neutral border. It breaks up all the colour so perfectly, and it was nice to have a really quick and simple border after those x plus blocks!!) I sewed these on during the day, and I think this is the only day-time photo I've managed to get of this quilt so far. I'm usually too impatient to wait to take pictures the next day in daylight ;o)


Since then, I've been steadily working on piecing the log cabin border. Although they are really simple to put together, they did take a fair while to make - an hour or two each night over the last week. Seeing them all together like this makes me want to make a log cabin quilt soon - yet another border in this quilt that could happily be a quilt top. I have always loved log cabin blocks, but the wide coloured strips combined with the thinner white strips and alternating placement in these is particularly effective, I think! 


I finished sewing them into borders and attached them to the centre of the quilt top tonight - and I'm way to impatient to wait to tomorrow to share it. I am SO in love with this quilt top! It's getting really big now (around 70" square I think?) so it meant balancing on books on top of a table to take this photo (which is why it isn't quite straight-on and kind of looks like the cat took it). The colours in this photo aren't great (again, impatient to share!), but you get the idea. It's just such a happy quilt, and it makes me so happy when I'm working on it! 


I've been procrastinating over the butterfly border since I started this quilt - but I'm so excited about quilting it I think I'll get them done as soon as I can. I do have a bit of time pressure to get them done too - I'll be teaching this quilt starting this weekend, so it would be good if I've finished the quilt top before my students get to the final border ;o) I'm so looking forward to teaching this quilt - and we have split the class into two because it got so big! It is going to be amazing seeing 16 different versions of this quilt being created!

Since it's still Wednesday (just!), and this is a WIP, I'm linking up with Lee (for the first time in a loooong time). 

I hope you're all having a fabulous week!

xx Jess




10 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like how the log cabins alternate between colored areas and white / background areas around the edge of the quilt. It looks great, Jess!

elizabethdee said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you've mixed these fabrics. This might be my favorite Aviatrix!

Renee said...

Wow it is so fun to see it come together! Looks amazing with the fabrics you chose!

Kirsten said...

Love how you have mixed the brighter fabrics with the neutrals for your quilt - it looks amazing!

Kate said...

Very dramatic! Love the bright colors! It's definitely going to be a stunner when it's all done.

CandyR said...

I love it!!

gnomeangel said...

Fabulous version of this pattern. I adore this pattern and I can't wait to see how you quilt it out. I'm so envious of you being able to piece and quilt. Oh to have that trifecta (the third bit being "awesomeness"). Can't wait to see you share your students work as well. Love it! <3

Wendy said...

It looks fantastic. I love that neutral border too

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, it's gorgeous! I'd be pretty excited to start quilting it, too, if I was more skilled! I'm getting there! Have a great day! XO

Leanne said...

This is looking fantastic. Your choice of the four main colours works so well for this print version.