I've seen the lovely Marcelle Medallion quilts on Instagram and really would like to make one, but I didn't have the book sadly. Instead, I found another great version of a border upon border upon border quilt in a book I already had on my shelf. Saturday, I spent the afternoon hand tracing these teeny tiny templates onto a rainbow of scraps from my bin and some low volume (aka mostly white) scraps. Here's the arrangement I came up with for the center medallion:
See those pieces? I put a bobby pin on one of them for size reference. Small, right? I've started sewing a couple of the rows together and had to unsew them right away because I wasn't happy with the way the points matched up.
|The pink hearts print is vintage from my grandma's stash!|
This quilt has 21 borders mostly all made with 2" or smaller pieces, so this will take awhile, years maybe. But the fun part will be to watch it grow on my design wall and add scraps from other projects that I'm working on in the meantime. I can't wait to share more of my ambitious project in the future!
Finished quilt tops
- Aqua/Yellow Patchwork Chevron
- Over and Under in Sew Cherry
- Happy Go Lucky in Vintage Modern
- Round Robin Medallion
- Hexa Go Go Stars & Stripes
- On a Whim in Birds & Bees
- New project! Medallion quilt