The October challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors was to make a quilt using something other than strips for the border. I was really looking forward to doing this as I have been wanting to be more adventuresome in my borders for some time. I have used a bit more creativity in my bindings but not borders.
Some of the Ambassadors also received some lovely medallion fabric designed by Leah Day.(leahday.com) We were asked to make a quilt featuring it. I decided to combine the two challenges into one quilt This table topper uses the four medallion blocks and then I echoed some of the designs in applique.
For the border I used Prairie Points. They form both the border and binding. I thought the hexagon shape would be a challenge but everything worked out perfectly. I admit, that was more accident than planning.
I am keeping this topper for myself. I use a lot of runners, place mats and toppers so this will be a nice addition.