Finally got back to my next medallion border properly today - the "Cross my Heart" border. I had had a varying number of strips, cross blocks ready to trim and finished blocks lying around for a while but I needed to crack on with assembling it.
This is what the (60) little cross blocks look like:
And yes, once again they are meant to be wonky. I moved away from making as many orange ones in this border and more towards the teal as the quilt grows. I love that spotty teal one with the peachicks in the background!
The blocks are fairly easy to make and great for chain piecing. You don't need to worry too much about matching the + up and as long as the overall untrimmed block is more than 3.5" square then it's perfect! The only real alteration I made to the pattern was to press all the seams inwards to make the cross pop more. I had done this before with similar blocks to make presents for a Christmas wall hanging and it worked really well, so why change things?
The crosses, once sewn into borders, went onto the quilt traditionally, rather than wrapped. I did pin them to add a bit of stability as there was quite a bit of stretch and give in each block making it a rather "flexible" border. And here is the finished border on:
It's matching my vision so far so I am pretty happy with that. Onwards and outwards!
Edit: As the quilt along officially draws to a close (although there are plenty of us still going) check out the "mother ship" so to speak for link ups and other variations of this quilt.