Friday, 8 August 2014

Mini Medallion Quiltalong - part 3

The second border pattern for the Mini Medallion Quiltalong from Clover and Violet came out on Thursday and I've finished mine already. I spent half a day testing out fabrics, but knew that I wanted to used the navy dots again, and when I saw it was flying geese, I thought the yellow would continue the star burst look.


I'm really happy with it, although I have decided that I don't want to do flying geese on a large scale. They are so fiddly. It took about 4 attempts to get the final border correct.

It really interesting seeing everyone else's quilts coming together. They are all so different and the fabric placements mean that different parts of the pattern stand out differently on each quilt. If you are on Instagram you can look at #minimedallionqal, but if you're not, here's a screen shot of the variety:



Thank you everyone who commented on my mum's winning tea cosy. She went into the shop and collected her prize which was a lovely big basket with 13 balls of wool in it, plus some patterns and some needles. The competition was sponsored by a wool company, hence the very generous prize. Here's a photo of the basket. Yes, we have a brand of wool called 'Wendy' in NZ, probably to go with the patterns in the basket called 'Peter Pan'.


 Finally, for those wondering about the Bordered Diamonds quilt, it is finished and we're using it on our bed now. However, it's really hard to get a decent photo in the depths of winter. It's either too sunny and bright, or just dull and overcast. When the sun is out, it's very low in the sky, so I might have to wait a few more weeks yet.

I"m linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

16 comments:

Heather said...

I like your fabric choice as I think it works well and is framing the centre. I am enjoying seeing your progress.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I love the colours of your medallion! The others are so different that many people would have to do a double take to realise that they are the same pattern.
Has your mum started knitting with any of her lovely new stash? The choice of which to start with must be tricky.
Wendy and Peter Pan! Ha ha!

Gina said...

Love the colours of the wool in your mum's prize. Your mini medallion is looking great. I need to do the next border on mine xx

Gemini Jen NZ said...

You have done a super job of this - the time spent on fabric/colour choices was worth it!

Staci said...

It's looking mighty pretty, Wendy! Looking forward to making mine soon!

a maidenhair fern said...

I think you make a great choice in your border fabrics, especially the yellow. I love the design that came out in our center square too.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

You color choices are great; it really does help the center star pop! Seeing all the variety from your instagram screen shot is really interesting.

Sarah Goer said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Such great colors and bold graphic patterns!

Helen Ernst said...

Fantastic color and design choices! This is fun to see it come alive!

Wendy said...

the medallion is looking wonderful, I so want to join in... We have Wendy wool over here too.

margaret said...

your mini medallion is looking fab, have down loaded the instructions but think i will do it when I have all of them,

Georgi said...

I love your mini medallion so far ~ the fabrics you chose are gorgeous!

Glenda said...

Fantastic fabrics and colours in your Mini Wendy. Your heading makes my mouth water too so much colour and all so vibrant love it. Cheers Glenda

Sue Jennings said...

Your medallion is looking great. I love the way you fussy cut the blue lozenge shapes in one of your borders! The yellow is a great contrast to the blues you've used.

Rebecca Grace said...

Yes, I love your color and fabric choices for the mini medallion, too! How big is it -- or should I ask, how MINI is it?

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I love that you used that yellow fabric again. It really makes it pop :)