One of the things I most wanted to work on this summer was my Aviatrix Medallion, started ages and ages ago and stalled after the fourth border.
|These blocks involved some careful organization of the different colours. They were time consuming.|
|The end results were so delicious, though, and I could easily enjoy a quilt made just of these blocks.|
|It was then a time consuming step to follow the diagram (seen in the top right corner) to lay out each of the sides.|
After I had Border 5 on I felt like I had some momentum going into Border 6. The blocks for Border 6, however, were more challenging in the type of block (though the colour organization was much easier).
|I just loved how they looked out once they were pinned to my design board.|
I am now encountering an issue with Border 6. You see, a year ago I used a blue marking pen, which is removed by water, to mark all of the blocks as per the instructions in the pattern. The pen does come out when I wet the spots but when I use my iron they come right back. I am now feeling super paranoid that I am going to finish the huge, complicated, beautiful quilt and have all of these terrible pen markings! Any suggestions??
|I did a lot of chain piecing which was boring but efficient.|
Border 6 has since been added to the quilt and now I have just the final, outer, 2.5" solid border strips to attach. Thing is, I could have sworn I bought backing for it but...no? When I went through my stash I found pre-determined backing for my Snails Quilt and my #QBTravellingQuilt but, alas, not my Aviatrix Medallion. Do I piece together some favourites? Invest in a single fabric for the backing (keeping in mind my very large purchases from my recent shop hop!)? Also, how am I going to quilt this beast? My friend C sent hers out to get quilted in an all-over design and it was beautiful- but do I want to do that?
|Border 6 sure does look nice, too, don't you think?|
Decisions, decisions, but it does indeed look like at least this top will be finished this summer!
I vote for buying new backing at our end of summer outing and sending it out for quilting.ReplyDelete