Elizabeth Hartman’s Aviatrix Medallion: Quilt Pattern Review
All the details on quilt construction and what you need to know about this Elizabeth Hartman pattern!
Elizabeth Hartman’s Aviatrix Medallion is an ode to the modern quilting community. Using bright colors to construct her quilt patterns is a trademark of Hartman’s creations. As one of my favorite designers I was beyond excited to work through this pattern to gauge 1. the difficulty & 2. the best methods of block construction.
Beginning with the pattern presentation, I have attached images below of the printed pattern which details the fabric requirements for the *fat-quarter friendly* pattern. Personally, I purchased this several years ago as a quilt kit that followed the exact Kona Cotton Solids of the original quilt. I absolutely fell in love with this bright, cheery colorway.
I found the fat quarter requirements to be fairly spot on! As with most fat-quarter patterns, there is a bit of leftover fabric that makes for an excellent scrappy quilt down the road. However, I was left with about an equal amount of leftovers on each colorful fat quarter, perfect to make a pillow with the center star. You can find the link to make the matching pillow here. This FREE extra pattern is an excellent companion to Elizabeth Hartman’s Aviatrix Medallion, especially if you intend to use this on a bed.
~Construction of the Center of the Aviatrix Medallion~
This quilt went together (seamlessly) HAHA! At first, I was skeptical about whether or not the center star would be “wonky” by not using a paper piecing technique. However, the way in which the seams line-up and the step-by step directions make quick work of this star which took me just shy of 2 hours to complete. Beyond the star, the instructions are written so that each border (containing a different type of block) has its own step. It was fun to watch this quilt get bigger and bigger as you go along!
My overall impression of the Elizabeth Hartman’s Aviatrix Medallion, is that it is an easy to follow pattern for the intermediate quilter. Please feel free to check out the link below, full disclosure, I do earn a small commission from this link!
It offers a great table in the beginning of the instructions allowing for custom colorways. Additionally, this quilt does not take a long, long time considering the amount of piecing and blocks included in it. With diligent organization, this quilt top can easily be completed in a 2 week period with 1-2 hours of sewing per night. I highly recommend this pattern to anyone looking to get into Hartman’s patterns or if you are just looking for a fun pattern to play with bold colors!