Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall 2013 Blogger's Quilt Festival

Hurray for Blogger's Quilt Festival!  Such a fun time of the year to see all the wonderful quilts of the blogosphere, all in one place.  Thanks to Amy's Creative Side for hosting!

Marcelle Medallion

I am entering my Marcelle Medallion for the Favorite Scrappy Quilt category.  Scrappy quilts are my favorite, and I feel like this one is my most scrappy of the scrappy quilts I have put together.

Marcelle Medallion

When I started this quilt, I was trying to use as much of my scrap stash as possible, with minimal cutting into stashed yardage.  I didn't want to purchase anything, but I did end up purchasing just a yard of the Denyse Schmidt print for the backing (which was pieced with some leftover solid).

Marcelle Medallion

These colors are my favorite colors ever.  I used yellowy-greens, aquas, greys, and soft blues.  I wanted to incorporate linen, because I just love it SO MUCH.  This quilt is very special, because it it full of some of my very favorite fabrics.  Those little scraps I just couldn't bear to part with that I've been saving forever?  Yes, a lot of those guys found a loving new home in this Marcelle Medallion quilt.

Marcelle Medallion

If you're a Marcelle Medallion quilt follower, you'll notice I left off the final border.  In all honesty, I could not decide on a fabric from my stash to use for this last border, and I really did not want to buy anything new.  So I made the quilt my own and decided to leave it off.  I rather like it, don't you?

Marcelle Medallion

The center medallion was a challenge, but it was a fun one, and I ended up deciding that it was easy.  I just went slow and followed the instructions, and before I knew it, those intimidating set-in seams were not so intimidating anymore.  I do not think I'll be avoiding any more y-seam projects in the future.

Marcelle Medallion

I think my favorite part of this quilt are the flying geese.  I just love a good goose!  I chose to make my geese all blue and use linen as the background.  I love how they turned out.  

Marcelle Medallion

Quilt Stats
Size:  52"  52"
Pattern: Marcelle Medallion by Alexia Marcelle Abegg (via the Liberty Love book)
Fabric: Scraps from my stash
Quilting: Quilted by me using an allover meandering stipple
Category: Favorite Scrappy Quilt


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8 comments:

  1. Fantastic Kristan! And awesome that you were able to make use of so many scraps.

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  2. I am so in love with these quilts. The blue and green is fabulous!

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  3. Great use of scraps - and only buying a yard for the back isn't too shabby! Beautiful job.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! I love those colors.

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  5. Gorgeous. I have yet to make this, but it is on my bucket list. Love your color choices

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  6. Completely charming! Lovely balance between order and consistency and scrappy abandon.

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