|I started with a medallion of HSTs in Barn Raising formation, what next?|
|I know I've said it before, this book, by Gwen Marston, is full of great inspiration.|
|Then I started adding borders gradually, 6 borders here, I put it away for awhile.|
|I used the orange floral from the center medallion HSTs for the corner block in the last border.|
|The white dot border contrasts the thin black dot borders.|
|This last border opens the design up.|
|Our afternoon at Torrance Beach, watching seagulls preen and nap.|
|Santa Monica Bay, you can just see the San Gabriel Mts in the background.|
|Many variations of blue in the waves, ocean and sky.|
Happy weekend and hello quilt friends from Rancho Palos Verdes!
Where we have cooler, sunny skies.
This week I had time to pull out my HST medallion quilt in Barn Raising formation (I must think of a better name for that one!) and sew on the final border. I'd put it away not having any inspiration for a finish. After rereading and soaking up inspiration from Gwen Marston's book 'Liberated Medallion Quilts', and getting busy with other things, ideas began surfacing.
I kept thinking about how this quilt needed contrast for a good finish.
So fabrics were auditioned and the white dot fabric won out with the orange floral for the corner blocks. I could call it a done deal.
And then we took time to enjoy an afternoon at Torrance Beach. Seagulls seem to have the life, relaxing and napping on the beach, then out for a fish dinner when they get hungry.
And that is the news from the rancho quilt friends. I hope you're enjoying your projects and the changing seasons too.
I'm remembering to be thankful and I'll be by to visit.