One of our bee's has just come back from a trip travelling in Asia so while she is making her starting block for me to add to, not having any progress on our round robin to share, I thought I'd share some medallion quilts I love for inspiration and what I learned about solid borders when making my first medallion quilt.
|Image from first special edition of Love Quilting and Patchwork|
Two of the most popular medallion quilt patterns in recent years are the Marcelle Medallion by Alexia Abegg and Made to Measure by Sarah Fielke. What really caught my eye on both of these is the use of black to add frames in the quilt drawing you into the centre block and the clever use of fabric in the prints used for borders (chevron and scissors above!)
|Made to Measure quilt in Sarah Fielke's book Hand Quilted with Love|
So what I learned in making my first medallion quilt, is that, in addition to making the length of the quilt easier to work with, adding a solid/un-pieced border can have some other very beneficial effects when making a medallion quilt. Melanie @ Catbird Quilts has a really good series on making a medallion quilt and we followed her guidelines during our last QAL.
|Love this mad border by Sarah Fielke|
So onto the linky party. Click on the button below to link up your progress!