Friday, April 19, 2013

marcelle medallion {a finish}


Last night I finished hand quilting my Marcelle Medallion. And it felt good. I really enjoyed piecing and then quilting it, but it was time to check it off the wip list.


I did a lot of hand quilting outlining all the shapes and borders (those geese and triangles took quite some time, I must say).


I usually go with perle cotton or embroidery thread for hand quilting, but this time I decided to use regular hand quilting thread. It's thin yet very strong and it produces quilting that does not call attention to itself, it lets the fabric and design shine instead.


I used Lecien flower sugar wreath in yellow for the backing and  I just adore how hand quilting adds so much texture to this beautiful fabric.


I think this black and white text print frames and finishes off the quilt and complements all that color and patterns perfectly.


Finished size of this quilt is 58" x 58", I used pattern from the book Liberty Love by Alexia Marcelle Abegg - love, love, love this book, it's full of fantastic projects.

You can read more about the process of making this quilt by clicking here, here, here and here.

This quilt is for sale. To go to my Etsy store click here.

Wishing you all a very lovely weekend. Svetlana

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday.

50 comments:

  1. The backing fabric is the perfect compliment to this quilt. A beautiful finish that makes me think "spring."

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  2. This is such a cheerful, happy quilt. I love all the interest with the different blocks used in the various borders. The hand quilting adds just the right touch.

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  3. Its really really beautiful, love how you hand quilted it! Did you do any machine quilting to secure blocks, or is it 100% hand quilted? Your backing and binding finish it off perfectly :-)

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  4. Your quilt is just perfect and gorgeous! I really want to make one, it's on my list. One of my favorite parts about making a quilt is choosing the fabrics so this quilt would be so satisfying.

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  5. After seeing this, I want to make one more than ever ! It's gorgeous. I can't believe you would part with it ; )

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  6. It turned out beautifully. I agree, that text print is a great binding choice!

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  7. This is so beautiful! I admire your ability to let it go...

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  8. This is just downright awesome. Congrats!

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  9. It is awesome! The hand quilting is perfect for this quilt. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Amazing!! And the hand quilting is just perfect :)

    Rachael

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  11. Stunning finish, Svetlana! I just adore your choices and the hand quilting is delicious.

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  12. Beautiful! I love how all of the commenters give you a descriptive word with an exclamation point after it, but I think we love looking at quilts that show fine craftsmanship, good color choices and a final touch of some hand quilting. You must have loved working on it and it really does say: Spring is here, let's be happy for the season. Thanks for showing us all!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  13. Gorgeous quilt!
    I love all the hand quilting you've done.
    Someone's going to be very lucky to snuggle this beauty!

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  14. Truly spectacular and the fact that you hand-quilted it, makes it that much more yummy! Thanks for sharing your journey

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  15. Gorgeous finish, and love the hand quilting. I can hardly wait to get started on this one!

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  16. I Love this.. but have to say that when you "finally" get it off your WIP list. Oh my goodness if only my projects were completed so quickly. I have things in progress for 10 years!

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  17. I love it! I think my favorite part is how the outermost green border echoes the green portions of the very center. Wonderful!

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  18. Love this! The green is especially nice with the other low volume prints.

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  19. I love your Marcelle version! I too am quilting using regular quilting cotton for the very same reason!

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  20. Oh my goodness. I love your quilt! :o)
    So cute and your stitches are divine!!

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  21. Oh I love it, the colour mix is fab, and the binding is perfect

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  22. I'm always inspired by your work Svetlana!! This quilt is so sweet and pretty, those handquilting stitches are beautiful and admirable. Can't to finally try it out in a couple of weeks!! Happy weekend!

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  23. So beautiful S! Your hand quilting is exquisite! Jxo

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  24. Such a gorgeous finish - really love your handquilting too.

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  25. It is so gorgeous. I love the binding fabric and the quilting. I wish I would buy it. Someone will snatch it up soon I am sure.

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  26. This is stunning! My book has arrived and who knows I may have to make one too.

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  27. Such springy colors--just what you need after all the rain! Your quilts always make me smile :O)

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  28. I love the colors you have used in your medallion quilt - it is one of my favorites.

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  29. It's nice to see what quilting thread looks like on this. The quilt's beautiful. That is the perfect binding :)

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  30. Stunning! I wonder how many individual pieces of fabric were used to make that??? :)

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  31. Incredibly beautiful and the quilting is so impressive!

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  32. Such a gorgeous, stunning quilt! Love the hand quilting!

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  33. Stunning! Your color and fabric choices....perfect! And the hand quilting is lovely. Wow.....

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  34. The quilt looks great, the texty print really does pull the whole thing together as the binding.

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  35. AMAZING! all the small hand-stitches added wonderful texture.. I just ordered the book..:) Happy Weekendingx

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  36. Congratulations on the finish! I admire your hand quilting!
    Esther

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  37. This is beautiful I'm definitely inspired.

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  38. Fantastic! It looks wonderful. I did not more than piecing the center block. *sigh*

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  39. Svetlanko, je nadherny!!! Moc se ti povedl! J.

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  40. What is the text print you used for binding, may I ask? It's so perfect(the whole quilt is perfect)!

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  41. Wow, wow, wow!! Just gorgeous, Svetlana :)

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  42. *gulp*. Amazing! Absolutely gorgeous Svetlana!!!!!!

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  43. It is gorgeous and such alot of hard hand work too - I see it's sold on your Etsy site - I hope that you got a good price for it xx

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