Aug 16, 2009

Free- pieced Medallion Quilt

Here it is at last, my free-pieced medallion quilt. It was tied, not quilted. I must say a "Thank you" to Gwen Marston, as it is her wonderful books that inspired me. I did go off on my own tangent, though and designed this quilt myself, so don't blame her for that, please. In her book "Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again" she encourages sometimes tying quilts, instead of quilting. And it gives quilts an old-fashioned look, I think. I did give details about how I tie a quilt in previous posts. Meanwhile, I'm in the midst of putting together a string top. And two other projects are in my mind right now. So my quilting projects keep me quite occupied at times. And I have to mention that my son came to visit from out-of-town and was kind enough to hold up the quilt for the photo! So much fun when the family gets together. Meanwhile, all those little health problems that I keep complaining about (so boring) are getting better.

6 comments:

woolywoman said...

I like it! I think that the light colored inner borders make the other colors really shine.

Sharon said...

I like it too! Love the bright colors. What a lot of triangles - they're all free-pieced? Wow, good job! And I like that yellow center - zingy!

Glad to hear things are getting better!

ROZ said...

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your comment. No triangles were harmed in the making of this quilt! Everything is free.

Victoria said...

This is lovely, and Gwen Marston is one of my quilting hero's... I love how she encourages creativity. :0)

True Blue Nana said...

I love this. I have never made a medallion quilt before but this inspires me to do one. How big is your quilt?

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

it's really cute, great balance of colors. glad to hear your health is improving!