You have finished your quilt top. The quilting is done too. But before you put your binding on, there is one more thing to consider… Do you want to add a sleeve for hanging?
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You have finished a beautiful quilt top like our Spring Medallion. Whether it is a artful expression in contemporary fabrics or a fabulous rendition of a traditional design, you need to make a back to move on to the quilting stage. And that back should hint at that glorious work on the front without detracting [...]
Wow! We are nearly done with the construction on this lovely quilt. Medallion quilts surely date from before their European popularity in the 1700s. In fact, this is one of the forms of quiltmaking the earliest settlers brought with them to America.
Sorry for the delay in presenting this. We are getting close to the finish. After this, there is is the final whole cloth border, then quilting and binding with a flat flange. I will also be discussing labels and sleeves before we wrap this project up and move onto our Summer MYSTERY!
So far for this Spring Medallion Quilt, we have looked at Appliqué, multiple ways of making Flying Geese, the intricate piecing of the Twisted Ribbon border and some strip piecing for the Pieced Scallop border. Now we look at Seminole Piecing.
Last week we made 36 Pieced Scallop blocks. Now it is time to add these blocks as the next border of our Spring Medallion quilt.
Quite often, lovely quilts have beautiful appliquéd Scallop borders… Which got me thinking… Could a scallop border be pieced?
Spacer borders are often vital to attaining the desired look of a quilt. This is especially true for Medallion Quilts since they are all borders!
We have been off on Spring Break this week but class resumes on Monday. Now we are ready for the next round of our Spring Medallion: The Twisted Ribbon.
Charlotte, a class member and great quilter, offered to show us her favorite method of mitering the corners of our Applique Border on the Spring Medallion Quilt. This is a great method and Charlotte has done a wonderful job with her instructions.