Monday, April 1, 2013


I finished both quilt tops for my guild's BOM challenge.  Instead of just making blocks each month, the two conveners decided to design 2 quilt tops.  They are in the medallion style, with one having lots of paper piecing, and being a bit more difficult than the other.

Mine finished close to 70 inches square.  I chose this colourway, as part my personal challenge was to make it totally from my stash, and I had enough of all the colours.  I'm hoping to have it quilted to show at the June meeting.
This is version 2.  Once again, it had to be made completely from my stash!  The centre block is paper pieced, but I chose to use traditional piecing for the "square in a square" blocks.  The final "woven" border was also to be paper pieced, but rather than use 40 sheets of paper, I printed one copy, then made paper templates to tape on the back of my ruler for those unusual cuts.  All of the pieces were cut from strips, with the background shapes just using one template, one for the diagonal piece, and one for the small triangles.  They were irregular angles, so the paper template method worked great.

Sunday, I managed to machine quilt 2 of the smaller quilts waiting in the wings, and added the binding to both.  I also packed a small duffle bag full of leftover fabric from finished projects.  Since DH doesn't need my sewing room to store all the train buildings, bridges and accessories this year, I'm still able to sew a bit then pack a bit each day.

Check out Judy's blog, Patchwork Times for creative inspiration from many wonderful quilters. 


  1. love this quilt, especially love that border on version 2! lovely!

  2. Both of your quilts are very pretty. I especially like the last border treatment on #2 and the colors are some of my favorites. Is this a printed pattern someplace? I would really like to know how to make that woven/twisted border, Very eye catching.

  3. Beautiful quilts! Congrats on making them all from stash, that's a wonderful accomplishment too!

  4. Wow! What stunning settings for BOM blocks, and big kudos for keeping to your stash for bothof them. :)

  5. I must echo the above comments. Both are lovely and the border on the second one is very unusual. I, too, would like to know where you found it.


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