Saturday, 23 November 2013

Mystery Medallion - Border 3



After last week's geese-a-thon, I thought I'd keep it simple for the next border on my medallion quilt.   I wanted to introduce a stronger red border this time and kept it to plain strips with cornerstones (like border 1 but with different measurements).


Close up to show the last of the three Westfalen fabrics I have to use in this quilt.  This border has the skipping children (least that's what they look like to me).  You can see the other two if you look diagonally in towards the centre - the trees and ducks and the horses.  These were a cute pressie from J and now I've got them all safely treasured in my lovely developing quilt top.

So,

Here's what I did

Border 3 - bringing unfinished size up to 36.5" square
Single fabric border with contrasting cornerstones.
Cut 4:  2.5" squares for cornerstones
Cut 4:  2.5" x 32.5" for border strips

If you fancied stopping here, this quilt, now measuring 36.5" square, would make a pretty baby quilt or a small wallhanging.  Tempted as I am to avoid the next round of calculations, I will press on. Though I think the next border will be a lot more time consuming than this one!

Remember if you think you might have a go at your own version of this medallion, I am capturing all the "how to's" for up there at the Mystery Medallion Quilt tab.


11 comments:

  1. This is looking so good! I love those fabrics too, they are so cute.

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  2. It is coming on a treat. I think that the strong red really defines the last round. Beautiful. Di x

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  3. an old fashioned expression from my late mother in law - your quilt looks "very clean and fresh"

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  4. Looking good, like the stronger border on it :o)

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  5. Oh please keep going! It's looking so good. Jxo

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  6. loving this more and more with every bit you add.

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  7. It's pretty and so Christmassy!!

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  8. I love the trees and ducks fabric! I was admiring it before you brought attention to it. The whole quilt is looking beautiful.

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