Whirling Peacock Medallion Quilt, maker unknown. 1800- 1910. Shelburne Musuem Collection.
As you may have read I have signed up to a Medallion Quilt-a-long.
I should apologise to Anita for referring to it as a crazy quilt before, but that is how I am beginning to think of it! Let me explain…
I’m the same as you and don’t have that much time to sew, so committing to this is my big, crazy decision number 1.
We are planning to re-decorate our bedroom this year (when it has been re-plastered and woodwormed) and as the medallion quilt will eventually be on our bed I wanted to choose the bedroom wallpaper, before I started making it.
Which has turned out to be big, crazy decision number 2.
Having spent a fair amount of our weekend discussing (in a sometimes marital way) wallpaper. We have finally agreed and it’s even in the sale!
It’s still a yellow, fresh floral but much more traditional. It would appear that Tony has very conservative tastes in wallpaper. Who knew?
Which brings me to decision number 3: what to make for my central square.
I’ve been looking at all my quilt books and have fallen in love with this whirling peacock quilt.
So that’s what I’m making whether Tony likes it or not. Slightly crazy, whirling peacocks on a yellow ground.
My quilting just isn’t negotiable!
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at 9:08 am
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