Posted on | May 13, 2011 | 120 Comments
I am once again joining in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival organised by Amy’s Creative Side. Thank you to Amy for giving us the opportunity to look at so many wonderful quilts. Link up to her site to see hundreds of amazing quilts on display.
This time I am displaying a work in progress. I would have loved to have had it finished but time beat me. And I know if I had rushed I would make mistakes. So here it is so far.
This is one of those quilts that has no pattern – it is just developing as it goes. I have had a lot of guidance from Sue at my LQS ( Sewing Connection).
I wanted to make a medallion quilt and needed a centre. This came by combining some different ideas from EQ.
I can’t say that needle turn is my favourite activity but I wanted to do it to have a neat finish.
I used flying geese to create a border and then the red and white stripe.
The centre was then turned so it sat en pointe and was squared up. I realised the corner triangles were far too bare so added a quarter of a dresden plate to each one.
The first border consists of 28 stars framed on each side by red shadow play.
I am going to build it out with one more border, this time with curves – possibly using the drunkard’s path idea. I will have to play with that idea for a bit.
But even at this stage I am very happy with how it looks.
Many thanks to Amy and all her sponsors for this wonderful opportunity to participate in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
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