Today’s Quilts We’ve Made feature is a recent finish of ours, the Maiden Medallion Quilt. This was a fun quilt to try out lots of different techniques, including paper piecing, machine applique, and curved piecing. The large scale pieces give it a bold look, and the solids are set off nicely by the white background. The pattern was designed by Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock, and we had a kit for the fabric, but it’s no longer available.We quilted it with an all-over half circle design, for a scallop or clamshell look. There are a few full circles hiding in there, for a fun modern twist. We used the leftover fabric from the top for a pieced back. It really shows off the quilting and is almost another quilt itself. We improv pieced it as we went and had just enough to make it work. We were very careful with cutting and piecing, since solids seem to show every little discrepancy. The paper pieced blocks definitely help with accuracy, but they can also add more bulk, so it’s kind of a trade-off in that respect.The finished size of the Maiden Medallion Quilt is about 87″ x 87″, which is about queen size.Since this quilt is so big, we’re not sure exactly what to do with it! So far, it’s just living on the couch in the family room. We’re also considering selling this one. (Contact us if you’re interested.) What’s your favorite way to display large quilts?