Final Finish for 2015!

I am so happy to be able to show you my finished Aviatrix Medallion Quilt top!

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This is my December goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (link up #47) and also one of my goals for Quarter 4 of the 2015 Finish-Along.

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The Aviatrix Medallion is one of many wonderful quilt patterns by the very talented Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson.

I’m thrilled with how this quilt top has turned out and I’ve really enjoyed working with beautiful fabrics including Joel Dewberry Bungalow and Carolyn Friedlander Doe.

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The final “butterfly” block border was perhaps my favourite border although I also enjoyed making the mini log cabins.

This quilt top is a big one and finishes at 80 inches square! I’m still not sure how I’m going to quilt it or if I’ll even be able to fit it through my old Janome’s tiny throat space! But I’ll work that one out next year…

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With only four more sleeps until Santa arrives here in Australia, my sewing machine has been packed away until next year. I didn’t achieve all of my goals for this quarter but that’s ok 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog and I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful year ahead in 2016!

Deb x

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Loving my Aviatrix

Some things take a little while to aquire a taste for…even quilts 😉

It’s not that I ever really disliked my Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, it’s just a combination of factors including waning end-of-year motivation and my earlier experience of too scant seams which you can read about here.

Anyway, I’m pleased to tell you that I am now enjoying this quilt as it starts to take shape. I am attending a series of classes with the incredibly lovely and talented Jess Frost (The Elven Garden) at my favourite local fabric store Frangipani Fabrics.

It has taken me quite a few hours to get to where I needed to be for my fourth class.

After fixing up my hst border, I have now added on my Border 2 blocks:

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and my Border 3 x-plus blocks:

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The next border is some lovely log cabins!

I’ll be sure to keep you posted,

Deb 😉

My New Medallion

Last year, I attended my first ever quilting class at my favourite local fabric store Frangipani Fabrics.

My teacher was Jess Frost. Jess is an amazing local quilter and teacher and has become a good friend of mine.  If you haven’t visited Jess’s blog The Elven Garden, you really should take a look!

It was at this class last year that I started my Marcelle Medallion Quilt which was eventually finished in May this year. You can read more about it here.

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I had no hesitation in signing up for another class with Jess this year – this time to make Elizabeth Hartman’s Aviatrix Medallion Quilt.

For this quilt, I’ve decided to use a Joel Dewberry Bungalow fat quarter bundle that I purchased on ebay earlier this year.

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This is the first fat quarter bundle I have ever owned and I was hesitant to use it. It’s just SOO pretty…

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Anyway, I started on my medallion centre this week.

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This stage involves using a template to cut out 40 coloured diamonds and 32 white “block accent” diamonds and arranging them like so.

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I have had some great practise matching my points and I am thrilled with how it is looking so far.

For the background, I have decided to use some Carolyn Friedlander Doe fabric, which after an excruciatingly long wait, has finally arrived in Tasmania.

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I am looking forward to my next class this weekend where we will piece together the centre diamonds with the background fabric and hopefully start on our first border.

Stay tuned for further progress…

Deb 😉