Good morning! I’m so excited this morning to share a blog post from Kathy Aho. She is a fellow Stashbuster and a follower of this blog. And she’s been participating in the Medallion Sew-Along, Track 2.
If you’ve been with us, you know I developed two different medallion quilt projects. Track 1 includes size prescriptions for the center block and each border. Track 2 is more free-form, allowing participants to work more on their own. The center blocks are all different sizes, and borders are designed suitable to what’s come before for each improv quilt.
Again, Kathy chose Track 2. She had a printed fabric panel chosen to celebrate her husband’s love of the outdoors. The finished quilt will be a gift for his recent retirement, and also for his birthday.
With flying geese and pinwheels, as well as spacers to adjust sizing and add accent, she’s created a beautiful tribute to him. Take a look here.
I love the color balance, drawing inspiration from the center panel. And the movement of the pinwheels helps the whole thing sparkle. Note the plaids, adding unity to the outdoorsy feel. The proportions of the design work well, also.
Thanks, Kathy, for sharing your project. I think it’s terrific, and I’m sure your husband will treasure it!
Do you have a project to share? I’d love to see it!