The Marcelle Medallion quilt from the book Liberty Love: 25 Projects to Quilt & Sew Featuring Liberty of London Fabrics is one of those quilts that you just can't stop working on. I wish I had a whole day to do nothing but work on this quilt, but my progress has come in bits and pieces over the last week or so. Actually, I've loved working on the quilt in bits and pieces--it has given me time to ponder fabric choices and to savor the fun! The cutting seems to take longer than the sewing with this quilt, so I usually cut out a border and then sew it the next day.
I absolutely love the triangle border (and I didn't even think I was much of a triangle person)! But then I did the flying geese border, and I love that, too. The next border uses even smaller pieces, so I'll be able to use some of my favorite fabrics that I didn't have enough of to use in the earlier sections.
Something that I love about this quilt is the way the use of "low-volume" background fabrics really seems to make the colors just shine. For an excellent post about the term "low-volume" read Elizabeth's post here. I definitely want to incorporate more of these types of fabrics into my upcoming projects.
If you're on Instagram you can see some pretty amazing versions of this pattern. Just enter the hashtag #marcellemedallion or #medallionalong. I especially love Rita's (which of course is finished and headed off to be quilted--she is so amazing).
And...yesterday a wonderful box was delivered by FedEx...25 copies of my book! I do have a few copies that I'll be adding to my Etsy shop (you can find them here). If anyone would happen to want a personalized signed copy (it feels really weird writing that, I have to say) just leave a comment when you purchase, and I'll be happy to sign. (Sorry, I won't be able to ship internationally, the shipping is so crazy high for that).
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful (rest of the) weekend!