Tuesday, March 5, 2013

marcelle medallion {part 1}

Last night I started a new quilt. I know, it's sort of crazy to start two quilts in two days, but I just could not help it. As soon as I saw Marcelle Medallion quilt in Alexia Marcelle Abegg's book Liberty Love, I knew this was the quilt for me.


I worked on this medallion last night. It took me hours to decide on fabric and cut out all the pieces. This quilt has templates, tons of them, and they are on that thin brown tissue paper and need to be traced, none of which are my favorite things to do, but I was determined to make it work. 


Today I added this text border,


then the second (scrappy triangle) one - again tons of templates and tracing, but so well worth the effort.


I even managed to add this third white text print border. Phew! After that I totally needed a break and hope to work on my next border tomorrow - it's flying geese, wish me luck!


I can't leave without sharing a picture of our backyard. Can you believe it? We got 10" of snow today, schools were closed, and it would have been a perfect snow day, the only problem is we were really hoping for some spring, not winter again.


And here is  my little boy all snuggled up, enjoying the no school day, watching Pokemon, making me very happy because I do love seeing my children using the quilts and pillows I made.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Svetlana

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38 comments:

  1. Your medallion is going to be a stunner! Beautiful work : )

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  2. Wow! You did all that so fast! It gorgeous. I was just flipping through that book today ; ) very tempting.....

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  3. So beautiful. I just bought the book......couldn't resist!

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  4. This is just beautiful! I'm so glad Deborah (Simply Miss Luella) bought the book--we're talking about making the medallion together. I had considered a solids version but after seeing yours, I'm just not sure that's a good idea...

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  5. oh my gosh! LOVE! it's subtle and bright all at once! ♥

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  6. Stunning! I have a few pics from recently of my family using our quilts. I love it too.

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  7. Love this Svetlana. The colours are so bright and cheery. And oh my...all that snow...we are experiencing a hot drought at the moment. What I would give for rain or snow right now.

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  8. The medallion along is calling to me like a siren! Yours is so pretty! :)

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  9. My book came today. Yours is beautiful but I'm still debating!

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  10. I just started the medallion along too! I absolutely love yours!!!

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  11. Adorable, and the picture of your boy is for a quilting magazine for sure!

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  12. It is beautiful. You are so talented at picking colors and fabrics. What is the blue text fabric?

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  13. Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous! I can't wait to see more. I have the pattern... just need the courage to go with it. ;)

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  14. Oh wow it's gorgeous, the hours of choosing and cutting fabric was well worth it. Love your choices.

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  15. Your medallion is stunning! :0)
    I too love when my family snuggles
    under my quilts! Its like a hug from
    me to them. :0)

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  16. The block is beautiful! and how fun to see your beautiful quilt and pillow put to good use!

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  17. Stunning medallion S! Can't believe all that snow! Spring has arrived in N.I. thank goodness!Jxo

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  18. Yup! That is the jam. I'll be adding that to my very long someday list now. Just beautiful!!!! Thanks for stopping by WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

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  19. Wonderful color....and sweet all curled up in the quilt

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  20. Love this quilt. I've seen them popping up online. I thought it was a paper pieced pattern though so I was avoiding looking into it. But templates I can do templates :) Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I love your Medallion, the orange and the polka dots-nice!

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  22. I think this is my favorite Medallion I have seen so far! I feel the same way about people using my quilts and pillows, it's the best. My daughter does not like to sleep with anything on her and it makes me sad. But my son always wants "two Mommy's blankets" in his bed with him. I just love it!

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  23. Your MM is looking beautiful, I will be starting mine soon and can't wait!

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  24. I've been watching these springing up, love the look of them, but I haven't got the patience for all those templates right now!

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  25. Wow! Your medallion is looking awesome! You amaze me with how much you are able to get done in what little bit of time you must have (with three kids)! Truly inspiring. I have picked up the Liberty book a couple of times at JoAnn's and put it down again, but I think now I must have it!!

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  26. The medallion looks incredible! Love your use of the small dots lately. Very Rita -- and that's always a great thing in my book!

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  27. The medallion is so sweet! I have seen so many around lately! Love your spring and candy colors. The Single Girl is looking so good! Have you try quilter Dream batting? I am thinking getting it for mine Single Girl. My backing won't be here till next week. I might still have a little time to order the batting... :) I think our storm went your way! We've got 12 inches snow with 12 hours. Today is much better with clear roads in the city. Happy Sewing~ xc

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  28. You medallion quilt is fantastic. I've only gotten as far as the first border on mine.

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  29. Your little medallion quilt is already stunning! I can't wait to see it get even more beautiful as you go along.

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  30. Wow your medallion quilt is amazing!! And I'm totally jealous of your snow :)

    Rachael

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  31. Your fabric choices are stunning. The text print is a great border...I've never seen one in blue before. What fabric is it?

    I like the border with the low volume prints, too. This is going to be a stunning quilt!

    My quilt guild is making nametages for the next meeting. I remember your posts about making yours. How big approximately was the finished one?

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  32. I love the scrappy feel of your medallion. And what a cute picture of your little guy! :)

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  33. I like this medallion quilt version. I'm tempted to make my own. But there's too much I want to make so I'll better stick with that. I like the photo of a quilt in use, too.

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  34. After a pretty miserable night of no sleep and school first thing in the morning, I didn't think anything could make me happy today. My sweet son even offered to buy me a fat quarter but I couldn't muster the energy to go to the store (NEVER thought that would happen!). However, your bright and beautiful and fun quilt made me SMILE, really and truly SMILE!
    I know you have a million comments on your posts and lots of followers who love what you do, but this post actually made a difference in my day.
    Thank you!
    Tricia

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  35. We got snow today...and no school. Ugh. I love the picture with you boy cuddled in your quilt. I am still new to quilting and the four I have finished all have been gifts. Can't wait till one stays in my home for pictures like this.

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  36. It's beautiful, I love the fabrics you're using.

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  37. your fabric choices are beautiful. I love we're going with this..

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  38. Oh, I am so late, but I have to add that the last picture of your little one is adorable. Thanks goodness for snow days!

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