I have decided to join the Medallion Quilt along.
I really want to make this quilt from stash. The best part of my stash is blue, but when I found this prints charming panel I went in the brown direction. Don’t worry there is a fair bit of brown in my stash too.
I did a bit of research on medallion quilts and found that the scrappy ones that I liked the most had recurring “solid” colours in them to tie them together.
The first rounds theme is triangles. I didn’t want to have squares in the corners so went looking for some inspiration and came up with this one.
I used my trusty flying geese ruler for the centre triangles and I used this to help me figure out how to make 3″ finished half square triangles.
The panel needed to be trimmed down to 12″. The design isn’t symmetrical and I found it a little difficult to get the pattern centred. It is a bit close to the edge down the bottom and it will probably bother me every time I look at it.
I am trying to look “big picture” as I go. The first round doesn’t really match the panel but then the fabric that I want to try to use in the next round will hopefully tie them together. I will keep using solids too, but use a variety of shades cream through brown.