My first medallion quilt is complete, and I think it is my new favorite quilt! Although the top has been done for weeks, I needed a block of hours to quilt it. Yesterday, I lost sleep at 4 am. Huhmm… the house is quiet, my brain is already running at 400 mpg… I might as well tackle it!
First, I quilted in the ditch using the walking foot, monofilament (polyester) on top and green thread in the bobbin. Then, I ventured echo quilting around the scalloped border. However, I stopped after two rows. I decided to add flowers, so I switched to the quilting foot (Bernina # 29), and started to doodle. I did not mark anything, just went for it.
I turned my attention to the middle of the quilt, quilting pebbles in the green squares (below). That is when I had the idea to add pebbles in the middle of the second
echo row around the scallops. I liked the result, as you can see above.
… and a motif in the star.
Yeah! I really like it, although my pictures don’t make it justice… This quilt measures 45″ x 45″, and can be used as a wall hanging, or table quilt.
What do you think?