Friday, March 22, 2013

Marcelle Medallion - finished top

It's truly been a labor of love. My Marcelle Medallion quilt from this book is completely pieced.


It was kind of like reading a really good book - you can't stop, but you don't want it to end...


My favorite part was carefully choosing each fabric. I used tons of different fabrics - some tiny scraps; others brand-new half yard pieces that now have little corners cut out of them.


I must say, the pattern was fabulous. It takes a lot of math to fit all those pieced borders together and it work like a charm...


pyramids, flying geese...


 and cute little crosses...


all living happily together...


I've got my backing ready. I think it will be just as much fun to quilt as it was to piece. Maybe it deserves a bit of pearl cotton hand quilting?


. . . Cindy

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt full of gorgeous fabrics!

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  2. Gorgeous! I agree- some hand quilting would be the perfect finish!

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  3. Wow , that is beautiful and so much piecing . You did a wonderful job. I know the quilting will be done just as good.
    Jean

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  4. This is beautiful piecing! Your fabric choices are perfect. I would love to see it quilted with pearl cotton

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  5. That is gorgeous!! I love it! I don't know how you got it done so fast. I must but that book. Cindy B

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  6. It must have been a very productive retreat from the looks of your finished quilt top. It is beautiful and looks like it was lots of fun with all the different types of pieced blocks. Bigger than you normally make??? The colors are so you.

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  7. Stunning! Love the colour play - what a beautiful work of art.

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  8. I love it! It is now officially on my TO DO list!!

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  9. so pretty!

    I like how you limited the palette, how it all just dances!

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  10. Wow, Cindy! It's just beautiful! Love the colors. I see you used Lucky Penny Bike Path on the outer border. I've been loving those Bike Path Colors. I saw a whole quilt done in those. You sure do inspire me. Thank you for that. Do you have any scraps, etc. that you are wanting to get rid of again??? :)

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  11. This is such a GORGEOUS quilt, WOW!!

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