Friday, February 22, 2013

A Few More Rows

"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,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow, it's so beautiful! I'm in awe of what you've designed!

regan said...

This quilt is so gorgeous! And that's a wonderful corner treatment....solved! Can't wait to see it all put together!

ginaquilts said...

The medallion quilt looks lovely!

Janan said...

It is raining like crazy here, and I know you are getting rain today as well. This just makes for a great day to stay in and sew, or enjoy precious time with grandbabies!
The quilt is fantastic! I love the batiks that you added from Edyta. Have a blessed weekend.

Vivian said...

I had to laugh at your comparison of quilt designing to giving birth. Not exactly the same, but I understand your comparison.
Love the quilt, Karen. It's looking great!

Ruth said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Have fun with your grand babies - I know you will!

MamaT said...

It's stunning! Have a great time with the grand baby. Let me know when you're ready to sell tickets for the quilt. I'd like some.....because I really NEED another quilt! Haha