"In Full Bloom" is moving right along. Here's a close-up of the next few rows. The red/gold square in a square row finishes at 3". They were paper pieced - all scrappy centers and corners.
After the vine border there will be a row of these - double four patch blocks - these also finish at 6" like the 16 patch. This row will have a constant batik for the corners the same as the 16 patch. It is absolutely perfect!! A blend of brown and gold that reads as a solid the farther away you get.
Because I didn't like the way this block looked at the corners, I drafted a square in a square variation for the corners. Instead of trying to commit to one fabric - I decided to use a four patch to mimic the blocks. This totally goes along with my motto that if 1 is good, 4 are better :).
Here are the 4 corners. Most of the fabric for these blocks came from Edyta's line "Love Letters" so it blends perfectly and continues to tie the rows together. Designing a large medallion quilt is not as easy as I thought it would be.
So here it is at the moment. My friend Lisa Jo who is piecing this came by this morning to get the vine rows and these corners. So the next time I share pictures, it should be completely pieced. I feel like I'm giving birth or something. It's a wierd feeling to see this quilt come to life after just being an idea on paper for so long.
We've got some very special people flying in soon - they got stuck in Atlanta, but should be here in less than 2 hours. I'll give you a hint..... think grandbaby :).
Until next time,