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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Medallion play........

I started working on the spiky border and decided I need more variety of fabrics.










I definitely like the lighter and brighter fabric in there.  I think some of spikes will have to be rose color as well as red/purple.  I already had enough purple cut so I'll have some spikes left over to use in another project.




Meanwhile on the other medallion I am auditioning the plain border and whether a checkerboard would be a good border to follow it.  I think a border with triangles would be too busy.  I might make the checkerboard out of just 2 fabrics instead of scrappy.  Lots of decisions here.

15 comments:

scraphappy said...

I like the way those slightly different spikes add variety to your blocks. Always fun to watch the process.

Linda Swanekamp said...

How are the spikes pieced? Paper pieced. I just cannot imagine piecing two diagonals into such a clean rectangle that lays flat. Love the spikes. Agree they would be too much for the other medallion unless they were rows away. The decisions are what drive me crazy as I think the right one eludes me.

Libby in TN said...

One can never have too many leftover spikes! I agree the color/value variation adds some sparkle.

Needled Mom said...

It's such fun to see your progress. I love the lighter spikes in there. It makes such a difference.

Deb said...

Love the direction your going in now. The quilts are exciting & pretty. Love the spikey borders with more variety of colors.

JJM said...

Will 'tune in tomorrow' to see how you advanced your design thoughts on these two pieces. Must tell you your vivid fabrics make our gloomy day brighter. The weather kids tell us we're to get 6 " of snow today. Seems when ever they broadcast a severe storm to hit it usually misses us... and that is o.k. with me.

JJM

Sharon said...

Do you have any of Gwen Marston's liberated books, the spiky border done freestyle is shown in several of her books. Here is a link to one of mine from a while ago. Loving your piece, the stretched FG are fun.
Scroll to second piece in post.
http://www.grassrootsquilting.blogspot.com/2013/09/hello-fall.html

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I am loving watching these two come together. So pretty already!

Mystic Quilter said...

I agree bringing in the snippets of rose really adds to the spiky border, the purples are lovely.

SueR said...

Lol, I hate to go against the flow, but I like the all purple spikes better. The rose ones distract my eye from the center block, and I love the center block!

Shasta Matova said...

I really like the spiky border. That adds a lot. The checkerboard seems out of scale somehow - too big.

Charlotta said...

Both of your medallion quilts are showing great promise! The spiky border is lots of fun - and I agree that some variety in color, adding the lighter rose/pink, was a great idea. On the second quilt, the low volume border is a nice breather and the checkerboard border will also be less intense than what has come before, I think and hope. The center is quite intense.
I'll look forward to what's next.

Shasta Matova said...

I saw this flying geese border that might work for your medallion. (see March) http://seattlemodernquiltguild.com/2015-bom/

patty a. said...

Those are going to be some fun quilts! Love those spikes!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

That is so lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla