Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More Medallion

Progress continues on my version of the Museum Medallion quilt--my only project for the month of December, so I hope you guys don't tire of seeing it for a few more weeks!  Here it is from last week:

Museum Medallion as of last week.

Here it is today:

Museum Medallion today, currently measures 67" square.

The pattern called for a second border of diamonds, but I was not looking forward to making it.  After thinking about it a lot I decided to make a flying geese border instead.

Flying geese border layout.

I really like how the geese add another pointy shape to the quilt. (I made 25 geese per side, the geese measured 4"x 2.25" so they finished at 3.5"x 1.75", and then I added 3/4" strip of fabric to each end of the geese row to make it the right size).

Flying geese border sewn on, with fancy cornerstones.  I like how the cornerstones look like goose roundabouts.

The last pieced border is a drunkard's path block:

One done, 175 to go!

The cutting of these is so fiddly, but hopefully they sew up nicely!  Fingers crossed I can finish the quilt top by next week, but I always have grand expectations of my productivity, haha.


  1. Wow! Stunning! And what a ton of work~well done!

  2. That's a really cool center block!

  3. Can't wait to see what you do with drunkard's path! I've done a bunch of them this year and they really are tricky sometimes.

  4. Whoa, that's some serious progress! Love the fancy cornerstones and flying geese instead of diamonds. :)

  5. The flying geese are a great change for this pattern, and I look forward to seeing how the drunkard's path blocks add more movement to the quilt. I love seeing progress photos, so keep the posts coming!

  6. Oh, wow! Renee, this is super nice. I love the flying geese in that round.

  7. I love the flying geese too. The whole thing looks amazing. I can't wait to see the drunkard's path border.

  8. It's been so fun watching the progression of this quilt!

  9. Well done! I too like how the cornerstones look like goose roundabouts.
    I thought you were very optimistic planning to finish this in December. Now I can see that you will probably do it! And it is beautiful!

  10. It looks great! I like the flying geese in place of more diamonds. You have made great progress since last post! Congrats :) This is going to be one amazing quilt!

  11. This is looking amazing - love everything about this quilt:)