Saturday, March 9, 2013

Low Volume and the Marcelle Medallion




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!


27 comments:

my Haven said...

What a beautiful piece of work. I'm just now finishing two large quilt. One is Hopscotch with Reunion fabric and the other one is made of Butterscotch and Rose. Just love these fabrics!

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Ps. Too bad I'm international then;)

Darlene said...

It's looking wonderful, Sherri.

I'm looking forward to purchasing a copy of your book very soon.

Anita said...

Love your medallion so far! How cool to finally see your book :)

Tracee Perry said...

Your medallion is looking fabulous.

Carol said...

I have the Liberty Love book, it's a good one. I like your Medallian quilt. I want to make the Spool quilt. Guess what, I just went to your shop and ordered your book and I asked for you to sign it, that would be great. Fun stuff.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love the fabrics in your medallion. And congratulations on your new book. I can't wait to see it!

Johanna said...

So excited about the book! I just had a question though. Amazon has the Kindle version. Are there templates in the book for some of the patterns? I don't think that would be able to print them from the Kindle app. I'm thinking that it would be a good excuse to buy the paper version. I am not always fond of electronics (I think I am getting old!)

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats on your book. I was able to see it at Amazon too!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Great quilt! Missed you today. Hope all is well.

Michele said...

The low volume background is outstanding! It's beautiful Sherri. Congratulations on your book! WooHoo! you must be so excited :-)

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Love how the quilt turned out.

Stephanie said...

Happiness is a box full of your very own books. Happy Sales!

Janet said...

Your quilt looks beautiful so far! I am enjoying watching you make this. How exciting to open a box full of you own book!!! Enjoy :0)

JJ said...

I love how you quilt is coming together and congrats on the book. That is such a awesome undertaking.

Svetlana said...

aaa, your medallion looks amazing. And wow! a box of your very own books, totally wonderful.

Jan Marie said...

I can't wait to get my hands on your book. You know I am one of your biggest fans.

CathyK said...

That medallion quilt is looking beautiful!! Congratulations on the book! Wow, how exciting!!!!:)

elena piña garcia said...

I really love your work!! as always so sweet, I may buy the book you recomend..but You have your OWN book, I will love to have a personalized signed copy and of course it doesn't sound weird..It has to be so amazing for you. I will have a look and see if I can buy one
Love from Spàin, as always
Elena

elenaysuslabores.blogspot.com.es

elena piña garcia said...

Oh..I can not buy it, so Is there another way to buy it? By the link you have on your web is not possible, have you any ideas ??
thanks Sherry.
elena

gailss said...

Congrats on your book and how wonderful to be published! Your medallion is so cute and love the way each border changes the look. Looks to be a nice inbetween project.

trish said...

Your medallion is absolutley stunning! Wow!
Yay yay yay for your happy box of books!! :0)

Patricia said...

Congratulations on your book. I love the medallion too.

Nanette Merrill said...

you are killing me with this quilt, I have that book and I'm itching to play with it, can't wait to get your book!!

OPQuilt said...

Thanks for the link over to that post about low-volume. I actually wrote to the guy at the New York Times asking him the origin of the phrase he used, but he never wrote back (and I'm a subscriber!).

I'm really excited about your book. I wonder if you have signed book plates you've dreamed up for those of us who bought the book from Amazon (I should have waited but just couldn't!). If not, I'll just have to meet you at a LQS next time I drive through Vegas.

:) Elizabeth E.

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Just received your book and saying I love it is an understatement! I have either quilted with or have in my stash almost every stitch of fabric you used in the book! So excited to get started...I think Dresden plate first! Thanks for sharing your heirloom quilts and their story. I also started my blog for journaling purposes. :)

Sharon said...


Congrats on your new book Sherri. I'm going to get a copy of it. Happy for you!

Mama Pea said...

Aha! Here is the post about the books! LOL. I ordered mine for your next shipment. :-) I am in love with this quilt you're making!