When I joined the Portland Modern Quilt Guild last month, one of the first things I wanted to get started on was their 2104 PMQG Medallion Along. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do but I knew I wanted it to first be modern and second to 'own' it. By that I mean, I wanted it to be unique and for me to feel a deep connection to it.
I love what I came up with. It's been a while since I challenged myself to create a new pattern. Maybe too long...I have been longing to do something more qreative but have been engrossed in quite a few BOMs and they keep me busy in my spare time. Designing can be time consuming, but I quickly found that in surfing for ideas, I was inspired by all the modern arrows and feathers showing up in quilt tops. Plus you can create them fairly easily with paper piecing, so I spent a couple nights drawing up a pattern. Now I want to figure out how to create a PDF of it so I can share it on my blog. I hope to be able to figure that out this month. But since I don't think learning to create downloadable files is what A Lovely Year of Finishes is about, I think I will be sitting this month out as this is the goal I am hoping to achieve this month.
Here is my medallion center:
I love how the six arrows come together in the center to create a hexagon.
The medallion center is 16 1/2 inches and the next border is suppose to be 2 1/2 inches wide around it. The example showed either a plain border around it or a border with cornerstones set in each of the four corners. I changed mine up a little bit as I want to try to incorporate a heart in the top. Not knowing what is coming next but hoping I can tweak it to suit my needs here is what I did with my
2 1/2 inch border.
Keep Stitchin' and reaching for remarkable goals...