Aviatrix medallion quilt by Sharon McConnell, butterfly border blocks
Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, Work in progress

Aviatrix Quilt: Starting the Last Border

Aviatrix medallion quilt by Sharon McConnell, butterfly border blocks

 

 

It is so fun to be working on the very last pieced border of my Aviatrix Medallion quilt! If you have been following along (see other posts, Here), this quilt has been a bit of an adventure as I improvise my way through each border and enjoy these sunny bright colors.

Since I did my last border differently from the pattern (I did the rectangular checker pattern instead of log cabin blocks), and the size of my quilt is different from the original quilt pattern, I had to work out a plan for my butterfly blocks. I wanted to do the butterflies, because I like them, but it wouldn’t work to follow the pattern exactly.

Aviatrix medallion quilt by Sharon McConnell, butterfly border blocks

 

As far as color scheme, for this border I decided to continue the bright plus white that I started in the checker border. It just looks so pretty and clean. I narrowed my color scheme to my favorite complimentary combo: orange and blue. I am being pretty liberal with this in reality because I am also using hot pink (which I think is awesome with bright orange) and my blues are leaning toward aqua, some with a good dose of green.

The corner triangles are all kona “snow”, but I am using whatever scraps I have on hand for the gray strips, the “body” of the butterflies.

I have about a third of the blocks sewn. Keeping my fingers crossed they form borders that will fit my quilt! Linking up with Lee for WiP Wednesday

Sharon

The Aviatrix Medallion quilt pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman.

2 thoughts on “Aviatrix Quilt: Starting the Last Border

  1. Kaelyn says:

    Lovely fabrics, can’t wait to see the whole thing done!

  2. Lynette says:

    It’s so fun watching your Aviatrix emerge. Good luck with the fitting of the butterfly borders – if they come up a bit off, I know you’ll find a fantastic workaround.

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