Lots of weird sketching ensued. This shows some of the exploration for the borders.
I then made the Courthouse Steps blocks to determine the needed size of the background for the medallion.
These units were then hand-appliqued onto a base of background fabric. The excess fabric was trimmed from behind the border as well as behind the medallion.
Clear plastic helps me audition ideas and make corrections. Eventually quilting begins.
As a result, the quilt was never entered in "name" shows which was my original intent.
Still, I am pleased with the quilt, and so many things worked out just as I had hoped...especially the quilting.
Every quilt is just practice for the next one.
This is on the drawing board now. No telling when it will be "born", but it has its possibilities. All in good time.