As I mentioned in the last post about this quilt, my local guild has an annual challenge. This year’s challenge, issued last September, is to create a quilt from all solids, using at least three colors.
I was uninspired to begin a project for the challenge until I saw a quilt in the photo below. Notice the quilt hanging on the left, obscured by the chandelier.
Though the quilt inspired me, I didn’t want to make someone else’s quilt. While I considered ideas for my own, I thought about some of the Native American designs, including some we saw in New Mexico last fall. As a third point of inspiration, it almost looked like a medallion quilt, but inside out. The “central” design on the quilt above is on the edges, while the “borders” were the diagonal stripes on the interior, and the broad section of flying geese through the middle.
Medallion quilt? No problem! I can do that!
I will admit, while I usually design my medallion quilts as I go, this one had to be designed before beginning. Of course, I did make a few changes while in process. That will always happen if only because real fabric isn’t the same as pixels. But the changes were minor.
This is the top, still to be quilted and bound. The July meeting is in two weeks, so barring misadventures, I have lots of time to finish it.