It was fun last week to get back to my Aviatrix Medallion and add the first border. If you are familiar with the pattern, you can tell I have altered mine a bit to fit my taste. I made the center star larger, so I skipped the actual first border, which is half-square triangles.
Since I have lots of greenish blue in my center star, I decided to turn up the heat in the first border by using mostly hot pink and orange strips. I like how the bits of yellow, green and blue pop amidst the brightness and pull from the colors in the center medallion.
I debated a bit about what color to make the first stop border, or whether to even have one. It turned out that adding the 1″ blue border helped me with getting measurements where I needed them, so that made my decision. I ended up choosing this turquoise blue print from an oldish Pat Bravo collection that I had in my stash. I love the vibrancy of the color and it is just the right bit different from the green/aqua strips used in my star, which I like.
I started thinking about the next border and choosing a few fabrics. I keep coming back to this blue, aqua, green-yellow combo. I am considering mixing in some of the black, too. Any thoughts?
This is a really fun quilt to make and I am enjoying picking out the colors and prints. I feel happy to be using some stash fabric favorites! We will see how it comes along…it’s fun to see how a project like this evolves as it grows. It’s also fun to mix in some of my own ideas and tinker with the scale.
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