Are you sewing along? It’s not too late to make this gorgeous quilt. Jen of Patterns by Jen designed a beautiful medallion quilt that I couldn’t resist. You can purchase the pattern from Jen’s shop any time. You might choose to use the same Enchanted Forest flannels from Northcott that Jen used or forge your own path. I opted to shop my stash for a scrappy monochromatic quilt. Did you read the post about choosing a scrappy palette?
Sooooo many half-square triangles! Using a Tucker Trimmer I or similar ruler really helps to make accurately sized HSTs. I ran out of room on my design wall, so I didn’t plan the pinwheel layout in advance. Instead, I winged it and just tried to make sure I didn’t have any fabrics that matched up in adjacent pinwheels.
I prepared all of the “solid” borders in advance, so all I needed to do was find the right sizes and put them on. Here’s where I came up about 10″ short (one of the hazards of using fabrics from the stash is sometimes not quite having enough) and substituted a slightly different shade of Grunge–miraculously, I can’t spot the difference after it was all cut up and stitched in.
Do be sure to cut the borders to size before sewing, rather than sewing them on and trimming to fit. Pin your borders before you stitch them on–pin the center and the ends, then every six inches or so in between, easing in any excess fabric to avoid pleats. Stitch slowly and press carefully in the direction indicated on the pattern.
Don’t put away your Wing Clipper I ruler just yet. The last border is a flock of flying geese!