Medallion: Pluses and Arrows
I took a little break this week from my
project to pull out a WIP. After cutting and piecing a lot of one inch squares, the next border on my
Lone Star Medallion quilt
is complete. It’s a busy border with the King’s Road print used as the background and a floral print (both from Pat Bravo’s Carnaby Street collection for Art Gallery Fabrics) for the pluses, but I like the way it looks.
These little plus signs measure 1.5 inches across, and the tiny squares finish at 1/2 inch.
One of the things I really like about this border is the way it reads as an almost solid from a distance, but has interest when you look more closely.
I also think it gives the eye somewhere to rest after the extra-busy look of the mosaic and flying geese borders that sit just inside it. It kind of calms things down a bit.
Now I’m working on the next border, which involves twelve more of these:
Yep. Twelve more paper pieced arrows are on their way to being complete. I have two sections done and now get to do the scrappy piecing of the ends.
I really love the way these arrows look together. In fact, several of my children have walked in the room and told me I should make an arrow quilt with them grouped like this. It would be pretty, wouldn’t it?
And so it’s slowly coming along. What do you think?