For the last round of the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee I had the opportunity to work on Karen’s quilt. This is how the quilt looked when I received it. I checked with Karen and she wanted to keep the medallion style of the quilt. There’s a lot going on in this quilt and it stumped me for a while.
You might recall, a few weeks back I teased these paper pieced flying geese blocks. I though I would make a bunch of these in the same color palette as the quilt for a border but I just wasn’t happy with how they looked. I don’t feel like they really enhanced the quilt any, they just added more movement.
In the end, what I ended up doing was adding the pieced strips with tone on tone white fabric. I added in a few pieces of green picking up on some of the batik fabrics that have hints of green. I think the strips frame off the quilt nicely and will allow Karen to add more to this quilt if she wants.