This installment is the "Waving not Drowning" border. Or should it be "Not Waving, Drowning"? I thought it might be the latter when I embarked on this task but it turns out I had already unlocked skillz of awesome (yo!) in this area already. How about that?
After reading a couple of related tutorials, mulling it over a bit, choosing my fabrics and having a bit more of a think I realised that I had learned the key technique while being shown how to join wadding perfectly. It's the overlap cut. Not very exciting to non quilt geeks but probably one of the most useful (and kind of weird) things you can learn in quilting...and versatile too apparently.
So that's what this border is. An overlap cut, cut in a gentle wave...freehand of course.
I am finding this whole process fascinating, the way the quilt is growing and changing identity and also saturation. From what I have seen of other people's medallion quilts it seems this is as "dark" as it will get as the coming borders reintroduce that low volume background again. Hopefully that will make my mice extra noticable!