Friday, December 4, 2020

Corona Medallion

 Today I'm taking a deep breath and relaxing - just a little bit - from all the craziness going on around here related to the move. Yesterday we closed remotely on the Arizona house, and as I mentioned in Monday's post, the STL house is under contract. Today is a good day to get back to semi-regular programming, at least until the craziness starts up again. 

Back in October my friend and long arm quilter Sandy returned two of my quilts. One of them is Corona Medallion, and you can see Sandy's pics of the quilting here.  I love the quilting design she created for it. I bound it before the craziness hit, but I wasn't able to get photos then. 

Corona Medallion was actually named before the virus came along, named for the shape created by two of the Dresden fan blocks together. But now the name has another meaning, very fitting for 2020.

I made this quilt for myself, and I've been using it as my sofa quilt. I loved the process of searching out and selecting all the fabrics for the palette. A few of the blades were fussy cut to feature the prints. 

I asked Sandy to emphasize the negative space where the blades come together, because it makes an interesting shape, and she did. 

I loved everything about the process of making this quilt and I'm pleased with how it turned out.   

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  1. It turned out beautifully, Jan! It's lovely to have a quilter who works so well with you. Congratulations on closing on the AZ house and I hope that you enjoy the respite and have an easy and smooth transition.

  2. Yes, it's a lovely quilt! Great finish.

  3. Lovely fall colors and beautiful design. Fabulous job!

  4. So beautiful! and the name is perfect!

  5. I wondered about the name! It really is lovely and I understand why you have kept it for yourself.

  6. Beautiful quilt Jan! So happy for you that your house sold quickly!

  7. What a beauty! I had forgotten that you called it Corona and now that word is the essence of 2020. You'll certainly never forgot what year you finished it! I can't wait to see pictures of your new living room with this gorgeous quilt draped over the couch :)

  8. Congrats on your successful closing on the AZ house and best of luck on the sale of the STL house, Jan! Enjoy cozying up with your lovely new quilt.