Medallion

MYoD - Week 11 - LisaHexe

MYoD - Week 11 - LisaHexe

User name of the quilter: LisaHexe

Name of the exercise: Coincidence Quilt Part III

MYoD - Week 07 - LisaHexe

MYoD - Week 07 - LisaHexe

User name of the quilter: LisaHexe

Name of the exercise: Coincidence Quilt Part 2

The Hortus Conclusus Quilt

The Hortus Conclusus Quilt

The Hortus Conclusus quilt is a medallion style quilt with a traditional centre block motif called “The Castle Garden” surrounded by seven borders pieced from half-square triangles alternating with strip borders made up of fabric stripes of different widths..

Hortus Conclusus - The History and Symbolic Meaning of Enclosed “Secret” Gardens

Garden Gate

The name Hortus Conclusus, romantic title of our Hortus Conclusus Medaillon Quilt, is a Latin term an literally means “enclosed garden,” carefully laid out hidden sanctuaries which were often enclosed by fences, walls or impenetrable hedges protecting the privacy of their (noble) owners from the public or stray animals....

Author: 
Anke B. Calzada

Martha Quilt Assembly

Martha Quilt Assembly

The Martha Quilt is another example of a medallion quilt. In this case, the layout is quite simple: the centre motif of the quilt which is one single block is surrounded by two borders with corner blocks. The first border is comparatively narrow at only 1” (2.5 cm) wide, whereas the outer border is 3” (7.5 cm) wide with pieced corner blocks... (24 July 2011)

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Martha-Quilt

Martha-Quilt

The Martha-Quilt is the result of an inspirational process which started with the May block of the American Impressions BOM series. That block triggered a bonus block with Martha Washington’s portrait as a line embroidery motif. And the bonus block demanded an attractive setting so as not to join other solo blocks in the orphan block container awaiting an uncertain future.

The personality of Martha Washington herself also boosted motivation for this quilt. Her biography is an interesting and very instructive read and we thought that this proud and brave Virginian more than deserved this small tribute in cloth... (20 July 2011)

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