Friday, April 21, 2017

Aviatrix Medallion ~ Part Two: Border 2 + Border 3

Borders 2 and 3 of Aviatrix Medallion is now complete. I don't think I've ever had to pay that much attention to a perfect quarter-inch seam as this quilt, because it's medallion and every "ring" needs to be the right size! To facilitate, I really worked hard to press the seams carefully open.

Border 2 is a rail fence variation, so it was fairly easy to piece.

On the other hand, Border 3 includes one of the more complicated blocks I've ever dealt with. It involves something I still struggle with ... sewing snowball corners. It's easy in theory, but in practice, I find that it's a real challenge to make the block come out square and the right size!

I'm not sure whether it's a blessing or a curse that fabric is stretchy. On one hand, more room for mistakes. On the other hand, more fudging of mistakes. After attaching Border 3, this quilt is really starting to look like something!

Previous posts on this quilt:

  • Part Zero
  • Part One: Center Star + Border 1
  • 1 comment:

    1. Ohhhh, that border #3!!! I love that block. It's so beautiful in solids! Looks like those blocks complied and got in their places nicely.


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