Friday, June 7, 2013

The Basket Medallion Seems to be a Finished Quilt Top

After much delay and procrastination, the Basket Medallion is a completed quilt top!  It comes out to 76 1/2" square which is a bit smaller than I thought it would be originally.  I make most of my quilts so they can be used as functional bed quilts and this one seems a tad on the smallish side.  Definitely usable, but small.
Top finished on Basket Medallion!
What can I say.  It seems to be telling me it's a finished quilt top and who am I to argue? I love making medallion quilts because I never really know where I'm going to end up.  I have a feeling I'll be making many more of these in years to come!

I was pushing a bit to get something done before my next crazy, busy weekend (gotta love monster big families with all the nephew & niece graduations/family bbq's/celebrations etc.) when I sewed the last border on. Ta da! Then realized that I had two blocks side by side with identical background fabrics.  Since the entire border is made up of about twelve different background fabrics, I couldn't leave them side by side bonding like that.  Even though it's all brown, there should be subtle variations so the eye doesn't instantly gravitate there in puzzlement and concern! Needless to say, I was not happy to be using my seam ripper, but it was an easy fix all things considering.

I'm still not sure about that 'glowing' yellow border, but this is one problem area that quilting should more than take care of.  If I do it right.  And if I use the proper color thread!  Hmm.... Thankfully not a decision I have to worry about right now as this quilt top is way down on the list.
Hmm...  How did this happen?
I did end up with the striped fabric for the coping border after all too.  So unadventurous!  There was more than enough of it in my stash and it looked fine when auditioned.  More importantly, coping borders are my least favorite area to hand quilt unless they are sewn with striped fabric.  Hey, I know my strengths and weaknesses.  Why not make it as easy for myself as possible? lol

12 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! I have not made a medallion quilt yet. I always thought they were not for me but after seeing your quilts I seem to have changed my mind. I think there will be a medallion quilt in my future!

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  2. Wow, that is gorgeous, I've long wanted to make a medallion quilt and this is an awesome inspiration! Thanks for sharing...:)

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  3. You did a wonderful job with this quilt! The yellow with the triangles makes it sort of shine, like sunrays, love that effect. And that stripe fabric works really well. You should be proud!

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  4. love how it turned out! now when will you start to quilt it :)

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  5. I've become such a fan of medallion quilts. Yours is fantastic!!

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  6. es muy guapo tu edredón medallón, y se ve muy grande
    saludos

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  7. The last round of basket blocks is the icing on the cake.

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  8. Beautiful medallion quilt and I love all those little basket blocks around the edge..Well done!

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  9. Beautiful! I love the striped border - just a bonus that it makes it easier to quilt. You are inspiring me to do a medallion. I'm sure it would take me forever with so many decisions.

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  10. So funny to read about the seam ripper coming out to take care of the whoops... that's exactly what I would have done too! The finished flimsy is absolutely gorgeous! I think the glowing yellow border, as well as the striped coping border, are visually pleasing to the entire quilt! I marvel at anyone that makes large, bed sized quilts!!!

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  11. Congratulations! It's a stunningly beautiful quilt top. Baskets at the beginning and baskets at the end--just perfect!

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  12. Yay!! I love this quilt top!! Everything about it is fabulous, especially the glowing yellow border and stripey border :) . Isn't it amazing how you can stare at a quilt for ages, making sure all the blocks are where they should be and then after you finish sewing it together you see the most obvious boo boo.

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