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Friday, 18 February 2011
V & A medallion inspired quilt - progress update
Another two borders added and a third made.
The slanted rectangles border is the one where I needed that extra fabric - the triangles on the end of the border strips are slightly larger than those along the sides.
The squares on point border suffered some kind of miscalculation and it ended up exactly half a unit short. The original quilt had a double diamond border at this point, but I wanted to simplify the design and make better use of charm squares (5in squares). The original also had those half square triangles at the ends. I thought I'd worked it out so I wouldn't have those, which might have worked if I'd left the charm squares as the full 5in, but I trimmed them to 4 1/2in so the finished squares are just 4in - I think I mixed up measurements for the diagonals across the squares between the finished and the cut measurements and did the same with the red triangles along the edge. This meant the whole border was slightly narrower than anticipated, so I added a 1in finished dark solid border right round, so the next border - nine patch blocks on point - will still fit. On the plus side, the solid border helps to control the bias edges on those red triangles (when I remake this in Moda's 'Authentic', I'll cut them so they are on the straight grain).