I know better now. During the retreat we were shown samples of the styles of quilt that would have been produced during the 1800's; medallions, vertical row quilts and various individual blocks. We were given a choice of pattern to piece, so I chose to do a medallion style quilt. A medallion quilt begins with a central block and successive borders are added.
Diane, the hostess had brought along some patterns that we could purchase. I spotted this one by Kaye England and decided that it would look okay in the fabric that I brought.
I pieced the central block, continued piecing the borders until it was almost finished. During the retreat we were then given an opportunity to share our signatures with our fellow retreaters. Each of us wrote our signature and the date on sufficient pieces of muslin to exchange with everyone. Then it was back to finishing off the medallion quilt. This is it here.
and the full picture of the quilt.