Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Marcelle Medallion...Quilted





Earlier this year I was pretty much smitten by the "Marcelle Medallion" pattern by Alexia Abegg found in her book Liberty Love: 25 Projects to Quilt & Sew Featuring Liberty of London Fabrics. I meant to take a long time with this project, but as I completed each additional border I just wanted to finish it up. The quilt was pieced from my stash (except for the backing), and I had a lot of fun pulling fabrics each step of the way.


I sent it to Natalia for quilting, and it arrived home last week. Her quilting is absolutely beautiful. She emailed me the weekend I was at market to let me know she was starting on it, and the funniest thing happened. While at market I noticed lots of quilts with bubbles and circle quilting designs, which I loved. I made a mental note to have something quilted sometime with that pattern. I didn't say anything about this to Natalia; however, she did lots of gorgeous circle quilting on my quilt! The combination of the circles and the straight line quilting in the borders is just fabulous!


I love the low-volume backgrounds and the mix of fabrics I love! (Photo above by Natalia)


I didn't waste any time binding this quilt--it's already finished! (Phot above by Natalia).


Thanks, Natalia for amazing quilting on my Medallion!


25 comments:

JoAnne said...

It is quite lovely! I love making a quilt w/o needing to buy anything--when it is finished, I can say, "Look what I found hiding in my stash!"

Phyllis said...

It is a wonderful quilt, I love it! You did a great job on piecing it and finding and combining the fabrics and Natalia did a great job with the quilting. The result of your combined efforts is fabulous!

Kate said...

Looks fabulous!

beaquilter said...

looks cool!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

It's absolutely fantastic!

Staci said...

This is so gorgeous--I just love all the fabrics you've picked. So much joy in it!

Polly said...

Doncha just love stash quilts??? Great job, YOU!!

Patti said...

I'm completely smitten with Marcelle too, and am plugging along on mine. It's good to see some ideas on quilting, as I have no clue how to quilt this one, and I'll be doing it myself!

CathyK said...

It is just beautiful, Sherri!

Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous quilt - and done: congrats!

Bev said...

Wow!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

YAY! I'm so glad you really like it! I know it's pretty modern but I just couldn't resist!! :) Have a great week!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's stunning!

Carrie said...

It's terrific ~ both you and Natalia did a wonderful job. :)

Sherryl said...

Awesome! The first time I saw a picture of this quilt coming together I knew that I had to make one myself and immediately ran out to buy the book. The hardest part with this one is choosing fabric! Can't wait to get started - especially after seeing your stunning completion!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting!!

Carla said...

This is SO fabulous. You did a great job of the fabric choices and Natalia did an awesome quilting job!

Nanette Merrill said...

oh it is amazing. truly really amazing and you're right, natalia's quilting makes it even better. I love the pebble quilting, I do it on a small scale and it takes lots of time and lots of thread (at least for me). So pretty.

~Laurie~ said...

WOW - the two of you truly made a work of art. Amazing all the way around!

Cheryl said...

A M A Z I N G.....the quilt and the quilting. Great job.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Lovely. Mine was also pieced from my scraps and they are so different :) I love how this quilt can look so different. Well done on the finish. hugs

Vickie said...

I loved your quilt so much, I ordered Alexia's book yesterday. I'm super excited to get it !

suemac said...

I like the low volume fabric you used for the background. Keeps it from getting too overwhelming.

Connie Rhea said...

Your medallion quilt inspires me to copy cat and make a beauty from my stash.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Becca said...

It's beautiful!