Thank you all for you ideas that you suggested yesterday for my Williamsburg Beauty quilt. I don’t think a lot of you understood that this is to be a big bed size quilt – right now it is only 43 inches square so it needs to be a lot bigger than it is right now. Also I want it to be a Medallion style quilt so more borders will be added. We do not have a lot of wall space for wall hangings only a little room here and there – this quilt as is would need a nice area for it to hang right. I really like to make bed size quilts and most of my quilts are quite large – about 100 x 100 inches normally.
Some of you mentioned a cluster of flowers and leaves, vine in the corners and I think that is what I want also – I made some more hexies today for flowers and need to make three more and then I might make a couple more to replace a few that blended in to the background too much. This vine shown is not really ready for applique, I had a strip of green and just folded it and pinned in place to see what it would be like. The next border might be lighter – you really can’t tell from the photo but the two applique blocks in the center that look white actually have stripes in them of a gold/ beige color that border will have something on it too.
To give you an idea of Medallion quilts with a historic type look here are a couple I took from pinterest. This first quilt is actually one I was going to follow as I have the pattern but I couldn’t get into all the shapes so decided to not use it for this quilt. Maybe by seeing all of these Medallion quilts here you can get a better understanding of the direction I want to go in. Each border as you can see is quite different. I wanted you to have a better understanding of the kind of quilt I am doing and how many different types of borders are used. If you click on any of these photos it should take you to pinterest and then from there to the location of the quilt. In the fourth photo if you look at the diamond shapes in two of the borders that is something I like and might incorporate into one of the borders.
I rolled down The Final Frontier last night and the end is just about in sight! the only part not showing now is the final sashing border on the top of the quilt – all the circles left to quilt are in full view. I started quilting on July 31st so I have been quilting almost two and half months now and have over 100 hours of quilting in it. I am linking up to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction and Quilt Fabrication: Midweek Makers and My Quilt Infatuation.