I received some orphan blocks some months back from my lovely friend and Bee a Brit Stingy beemate Catherine !
From early on I thought they would make a good border to a medallion quilt. I researched some complicated centre blocks but then I thought I should just keep it simple. I made a quilt in my Siblings Together Bee out of this simple tile type block and I thought it would work here too.
As my donated blocks are orphans I don't have the fabrics these were made from so what could I use from my stash to make a quilt top? I found what I had in the tones already used - they weren't an exact match but I find that a scrappy quilt is quite forgiving as long as you mix it up throughout the quilt.
Then I decided I wanted a colour that would bring a bit of a sparkle to the quilt! I tried green but it wasn't working, then tried aqua, which seemed to bring that 'je ne said quoi'!
It was getting there but not big enough.
When I asked for suggested borders on Instagram (nickyeglinton - if you want to find me) two were suggested : nine patches from Alison; and piano keys from Trudi ! So both went in the mix and I ended up with nine patch corner stones that echo my centre block and stripy piano key borders ...
I think I was right about that medallion style and my friends were right about those borders don't you?
I was then kindly offered this fabric as backing for this quilt from [IG account] @nantucks. [that macaroon bar has long gone by the way]
And then I quilted it and bound it in some leftover backing fabric.
This quilt is ready to be sent to Siblings Together. Mission accomplished.