Good Morning, my lovelies! Today I have a special treat for you -- a deep dive visual feast on an original medallion quilt designed and pieced by my client Nanette. You can read all about Nanette's journey with this quilt, originally named with the working title My Surprise, then My Summertime Blues, and finally Blue Medallion Surprise, on Nanette's blog here.
|Heather E2E Stitched in 40 wt Cotton King Tut Thread, Baby Moses|
I know there will be at least three readers asking me where they can get a pattern for this gorgeous quilt. There isn't any pattern available, though, as Nanette just began by making the center star and then came up with ideas for the borders one by one until her quilt had reached the size she wanted and felt finished. This quilt is her totally original design. I think she did an amazing job with both the design as well as the precision patchwork piecing. Like all of Nanette's quilt tops, this one lay totally flat like a bed sheet, no lumps or bumps or unplanned fullness, with seam allowances neatly pressed to the side and those pinwheel intersections spiraled to lay nice and flat, too. It feels like a treat when a quilt top arrives from Nanette, being able to see her work up close in real life after seeing those quilts come together virtually on her blog!
|Nanette's 80 x 80 My Summertime Blues or Blue Medallion Surprise|
And here's another surprise for y'all (NOT!) -- we're going to talk about THREAD again today! Mwahahaha!! 😂😂😂. Looking at the above photo of Nanette's quilt, the most important consideration to me as I was making quilting decisions was that the overall focus and impact of the finished quilt needed to be about the spectacular patchwork design.