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.
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?
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.
The mystery is solved. The appliqué border for the Spring Medallion quilt is ready… And it is beautiful, don’t you think? And truly the pic doesn’t do it justice.
This week, I’m off to a quilting retreat so classes are not meeting. But this blog continues with our Spring Medallion Quilt, the Quilter’s Alphabet and a few other surprises!
This Spring Medallion Quilt is our “Big” project for the Spring 0f 2012. We have done the central applique and this week will be squaring up and adding the first border. Here are all the PDF links you need to get started on this beautiful quilt.