Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Medallion Quilts From Scraps




I've posted here early on, but have not kept up with my play time on a regular basis, sad to say. However, I have used small amounts of my 15 Minutes of Play patchwork as the centers for 2 liberated medallion quilts, my latest favorite style, as seen in Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking II. I tend to be lazy when it comes to making lots and lots of blocks, so I put a number of plain borders in these quilts, as you can see. And I tend toward "controlled liberation: :). My rules included buying no new fabric, of course.
The first quilt is hand quilted in fans; I'm quilting the second one now in embroidery floss with a larger than normal stitch, making up the quilting designs as I go along.

My next quilt will have more 15 Minutes of Play patchwork, with random piecing--I'm liking this look more and more and it's fun!
Kathleen C.

6 comments:

Kathleen C. said...

p.s. The center of the first quilt really is randomly pieced, including the triangles--though it barely shows. Playing is hard work! Kathleen C.

Michele said...

I love them both! Sure looks like you had fun!

Miki Willa said...

These are very cool. It is really fun to see the possibilities and fun things other people are doing with their 15 minute blocks.

Selvage Quilter said...

I like your quilts!
Today I had tea at our Panera. We have to get back there and catch up.
Karen

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

similar color palettes! great red! I'd love to see more of your own inspired play! I think the kitty has chose it's favorite!

Nifty Quilts said...

These are pretty. I like the growing randomness.