The amazing group of quilters I was in on the Q&N were so good to work with and I think each unique quilt top we produced looked like they could have come from the an actual continuous medallion quilt pattern.
This quilt top was all 18th Centry Repros and it is very striking. Since my border was last, I wanted to add just the right finishing touch. I auditioned three borders and decided on this one, which is a Log Cabin Spiral. The instructions can be found in The Border Workbook by Janet Kime.
I liked the traditional look of the log cabin with the interesting spiral twist. There were a lot of stars and points in this quilt top and I wanted something that picked up the round shape in one of the medallion fabrics. Two of the fabrics I found were in the center medallion and the background was used so effectively in a previous border that when I saw it I knew that was just the one I wanted to use. The narrow outside border is a different deep blue repro from the Gettysburg collection.
As usual, Mina was my constant quilty companion. Here she is helping me cut the background fabric ....
and here she is supervising my piecing ...
... and a photo of the finished top ... isn't it gorgeous?
I want one just like it ... but, of course, that is not possible. Each of these Round Robin beauties is a one-of-a-kind work of art and that is part of what makes them such a treasure!