The second quilt in my January Retro Quilt Show is the first quilt I designed myself. I wanted to use the medallion format with themes from Alaska. We were living in Alaska at the time and this was to be a baby quilt for our daughter.
The name of the quilt is Alaska Medallion and it was completed in 1983. This quilt is completely hand stitched.
In the center is an applique and reverse applique block representing the Alaska state flower, the forget-me-not. Around that is a large log cabin block. In the corners are bear’s paws, and the outer border is flying geese. The blues, browns and greens are all colors that represent the Alaska outdoors.
The blue borders with yellow corners represent the blue ground and yellow stars of the Alaska flag. The background is a small blue floral print, again echoing the state flower.
This quilt was featured in the second Quilt Art Calendar and also won a first place ribbon at the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous in 1984.
Our daughter, who is now 26, still has this quilt, although it is a bit faded and worn.