Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  What have you been sewing this week?  Finish anything?  Me neither...  Start a few new projects?  I sure started a whopper...

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!


WIP List:

Finished!
  - Nada

Being quilted
  - Zilch

Finished quilt tops
  - Aqua/Yellow Patchwork Chevron
  - Over and Under in Sew Cherry
  - Happy Go Lucky in Vintage Modern
  - Round Robin Medallion

In pieces
  - Hexa Go Go Stars & Stripes
  - On a Whim in Birds & Bees
  - New project! Medallion quilt


22 comments:

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

Very nice! I love a good spectrum project. Those are teeny! Wow. I hate template cutting, this must have taken a lot of patience.

Vera said...

Love the colors but those pieces are really small. yikes. good luck with it.

Amy said...

wow. it is going to take patience but will be gorgeous!

Little Island Quilting said...

Love the rainbow effect you've got going on. Will be interested to see how the finished quilt looks.

sharpie said...

Oh my that is going to be a stunning centerpiece! Can't wait to see the rest ;)

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Wow! This is going to be a work of art in the end. Keep on, keeping on.

Liz said...

Wow, those are small pieces, but I'm sure it will be worth it. I love the layout of the rainbow pieces :)

Lucy said...

Your diamonds are so tiny, I'm impressed! I don't think I have the nerve to sew pieces that small. Well done, you!

Aunt Marti said...

Emily, those ARE tiny bits. Are you sewing them by hand?

wombatquilts.com said...

Love the colour and fabric choices, but the size is crazy small. I am in awe.

Marie said...

Lovely Rainbow! :)

Sabrina said...

That is going to look incredible! Looking forward to seeing your progress. :)

quasiquilter said...

Great layout for the colors! I love that you are able to incorporate vintage fabrics from your grandmother's stash!

Leanne Parsons said...

A great start! Have fun with it.

Kelly Young said...

super wow! those teeny tiny pieces are a huge undertaking, but are just breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Julie @627handworks.com said...

Those are so tiny!!

Sara said...

It is a nice ongoing project:) I like the low volume idea:):)

The Sassy Quilter said...

No way that could look anything but fabulous! So keep up your pace:) I cant believe you hand traced those. The colors are perfect, you have some good scraps!

Adrianne said...

Wow, this is totally gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it turns out - and I admire your patience!

loup said...

Checking in from Needle and Thread thursday - love the rainbow spread of colours, you must have great patience to cut and piece all those tiny bits. I'd never last the course!

snips said...

Holy cow this is awesome! And i can't believe i just said holy cow, what am i twelve?!
This is going to be phenomenal!

Lee said...

This is amazing, I love it! As everyone above has already said, it's going to take some patience but I'm sure it'll be worth it! Good luck!

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