Saturday, 7 February 2015

Welsh Medallion Top...Done!...

Two weeks since coming home from the trip including Summer School and the Welsh Medallion Quilt started at Summer School is a completed top...I wasn't at all happy with the fabric I'd used in the corners of the triangle border while I was away, so I unpicked the corners and replaced with a happier choice...because I mucked about with measurements to resize the quilt, the borders of on-point squares weren't quite long enough so I used strips on each end to extend, they worked to create half frames for the corner squares (the fabric in the outside corner squares looks blue but it really is cream, it is the lighting inside)...
I didn't want it as big as Karen's original quilt so I sized it down...not very well, it still measures 80 1/2 inches!...mind you that is a whole foot and a bit smaller than Karen's 93 1/2 inches!!! As I don't have anyone to help hold things up for photo taking I've had to employ a couch and the coffee table just to be able to almost spread it out for a picture (it is way too windy for an outdoor photo shoot)...

How to quilt it is way too much like rushing things for now so it has gone to join its mates in the Quilt Top Cupboard and think about how it would like to be finished...one day...

Next!

Happy Stitching...

13 comments:

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great, Annette. Well done!

Sisbabestitches said...

The quilt is lovely :) I quite like the strips- and how they break up those borders :) Gosh that's big! Well done couch and coffee table for holding it up for you ;)

Susan said...

Good to have the top finished so quickly, but don't leave it in the cupboard too long.

elliek said...

That is one big quilt! Looks great.

Fiona said...

lovely top....
Hugz

shez said...

wow Annette it looks fantastic xx

marina said...

well done Annette!!
great finish.

Jo said...

Well done on getting the top completed. It's a great size

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great job....looks wonderful xx

Mistea said...

YeeHaa! Playing in the sewing room for results.
Your year is off to a grand start!
Nice quilt top. Your colours are gorgeous.

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG is that a record.......looks great.........

Kerry said...

Fantastic finish for Summer School. Can't believe it!!! Great going. What's next???

Anthea said...

beautiful work there Annette - & clever fudging in the corners where the fabric was just a bit too short!
Yes, now don't hurry into the quilting of it, that would be too much like a Finish!!