Aviatrix Medallion Quilt Along

Well, it has been super busy over here guys and I am sorry I dropped off the map for a bit. Unfortunately I had a death in the family this past weekend and just as I was getting ready to post this…..earthquake last night!!! Crazy and needless to say my internet crashed. Now, that is a regular occurrence out in the sticks where I live:) but I am going to blame it on the earthquake since the epicenter was about 10 miles from me. This was my third earthquake and I will be happy to never experience another. No damage or anything, but…..freaks me out for like a month! Every time the heat pump cuts on I think its an aftershock:)

Well, I did it….

aviatrix medallion quilt

Aviatrix Medallion Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

I signed up to participate in the Aviatrix Medallion Quilt Along! Some of my friends from my local MQG lured me in on this one. I just couldn’t resist. You d0 as many borders as you like and if you do them all you have a queen size quilt. I am a little nervous about the center medallion….diamonds! Click on the link or pic to jump over to Oh, Frannson! if you want to join in. You do have to buy the pattern.

Here are my yummy fabrics! I am using the larger pieces for my backgrounds.

aviatrix medallion quilt along fabrics

What else have a been up to?

I am an official MQG member! Yay.


My guild also is doing a block of the month where you use several modern elements to re-create a traditional block. I haven’t ventured to far out of the box yet, but I do love these fabrics. They are Twenty Three by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.

sawtoothstar_rmqg flyinggeese_rmqg greekcross_rmqg



I won an awesome ruler at our recent meeting! This is why you have to join a guild guys…too much fun:)

Don’t think for a minute I forgot about my lucky Bear Creek Quilting Company giveaway winner!

Debbie @ fluffypuppyscarfs.com

I have already notified her, but thanks to everyone who put their name in the hat.

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  1. So glad you’re okay. Never experienced an earthquake that close before. Hope I don’t ever!

  2. Your quilt is stunning. Congratulations on your membership. Creative Quilting Bliss…

  3. I’m sorry to hear about the death in the family and then an earthquake to boot.

    I’m loving your fabric colors in the mod traditional blocks, and you’ve got a challenge ahead with that medallion quilt, but I bet it will be a blast!

  4. I signed up for that quiltalong and bought the pattern. I wanted different colors but I’m not smart enough to come up with an alternative, so I should just make one like hers, I know it will be stunning! Going to try and get caught up, yours looks great!

  5. Oh my Paula! You have had your hands full. Prayers to you and so glad you are safe and sound. That Aviatrix Medallion Quilt Along looks amazing! It will be so much fun to follow along on your progress. Good luck! ~Shari

  6. Earthquake– YIKES – I;m super excited about that dino bundle.. I’ve got it slated for the next time I need to make some boy baby things – bibs, a stuffed huggie pillow.. Thanks again for the opportunity to win! That QAL looks kewl too, but I got 3 BIG projects and moving so I can’t get involved right now!

  7. I’m doing Aviatrix too. Had no idea it would be queen sized. I must start cutting the outside border.

  8. have only experienced one earthquake and hope never to have another, must be frightening to have them like you do. Will pass on the QAL too much on at the moment and anyway looks too complicated for me. When is the wristwatch challenge starting please.

  9. Glad you are safe. This quilt along looks like a challenge I look forward to seeing your progress. I am tempted to join in. I will sleep on it and decide in the morning.

  10. Liz Rehrauer says:

    Life happens to us all. Sorry about your loss. The best thing to do is to keep going. Looks like you’re doing it right.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss! I had two in a row last year and it kept me from blogging for months so don’t rush it. The earthquake would have me as shaken as it does you!!! I’m in Texas and love that I’m no where near earthquakes or tornadoes. They both scare the bejezus out of me!

    I’ve been watching this quilt along since it began. If money weren’t so tight right now, I’d have joined in. I love it! Can’t wait to see how yours comes out!!

  12. So sorry for your loss, Paula. And glad to hear you were not hurt in the earthquake. That’s a little too close for comfort! Lovin’ that bundle of solids and looking forward to following in your progress on that quilt along.

    Congrats on your membership!

  13. I love the Aviatrix Medallion. Your blocks look great too! My guild recently joint national MQG. Perhaps I’ll be getting a pin soon too!

  14. I saw that quilt on some peeps blogs at quilt market and thought it was stunning! Well done for signing up for the QAL, I might just observe this one….no time at the mo :(

  15. Have fun with the Aviatrix QAL! Also, your blocks look great. BTW, earthquakes are so scary. I’ve only been thru a couple of small ones, but one shook me right out of the bed when I was living in GA…Scared the you know what out of me! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  16. I’m sorry for your loss. The earthquake must have been scary. Glad you are safe. That quilt is going to be beautiful.

  17. I’m sorry to hear things have been tough for you. I’m wish you the best on the road to recovery and no more earth quakes!

    Your blog is looking good!!

  18. Sending smiles and well wishes your way. Looks like sewing has been helping ya keep everything together…it is a soothing outlet. Your work continues to amaze!

  19. That quilt you signed up for is truly amazing!!! Can’t wait to see how yours sews up :-)

  20. Good luck with the medallion quilt–it looks like it will be a challenge. Love your modern blocks.

  21. Sorry about your loss. Sounds like you have had a lot going on. Keep sewing and smiling! I am IMPRESSED that you are going to make Elizabeth’s Medallian quilt! I look forward to seeing your progress!

  22. So sorry to hear about your loss Paula. An earthquake—okay that would freak me right out too! I am glad you all are safe!

    Looking forward to seeing your Medallion quilt! :)

    PS: love your new blog header!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

  23. I can’t wait to see how your medallion quilt comes out! I’m too scared to try it.

  24. It’s been a while since I’ve rocked in an earthquake. I live 45 minutes south of San Francisco, so I think we’re due for a big one! I just helped form a modern quilt guild in my area and our first meeting is in a few weeks. I can’t wait! Great to see your latest stuff, Paula!

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