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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Marcelle Medallion: a love story

Over on instagram, a new quilt-along has emerged. It was unintentional, but pictures of the Marcella Medallion quilt, from Alexia Abegg's new Liberty Love book, are popping up. This, combined with purchasing her book (and getting it signed! yay!) at Quiltcon, made me do it.

Marcelle Medallion

I cut my first pieces yesterday, and sewed the center block together. There are some partial seams which I have little experience with, but I just went for it.

I added my first border today.

The beginning

I am going to spend the afternoon cleaning my sewing room (disaster!) and choosing fabric for the next border.

Truthfully, this type of quilt is my favorite.
Maybe because you get to choose so many fabrics?
I don't know what it is, but it is happy. Maybe this will encourage me to return to my Modern Medallion project from Rachel's handstitched class last summer.

I stalled out and haven't returned to it.

Soon, I want to share a full-disclosure WIP list, along with a few "needs fixing" projects. I think it will help me achieve some difficult finishes to be accountable. But for today, for this week, I'm going to bask in the glow of Marcelle.

18 comments:

  1. just beautiful. i love your fabric choices.

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  2. Seriously, this is going to be fabulous! I love what you have so far! These medallion type quilts certainly are fun...I am changing up the class one to fit my style and I am super excited about it. Then I will either be indulging in this one or of my own creation. I like that you get to choose lots of fabrics and use a plethora of skills/designs.

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  3. I love this beginning! It has great movement.

    You're so brave to even think of sharing all those WIP's!

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  4. Oh, I wish I could see the whole quilt. I didn't get to look much at that quilt. I'll have to google it stat! Thanks for sharing your pretty start. =)

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  5. Well, I already LOVE what you have going on so far!! This is going to be fabulous and is so tempting!! It was wonderful to chat today, Jacey!! You are the best, I just wish you lived next door to me!!

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  6. I haven't made a medallion quilt, but now I want to. :)

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  7. Your start is very pretty! Of course you did just add to your WIP pile with this post! ;) I decided that putting all my WIPs out there was a good idea so finally got my butt in gear and posted it today. I'll be looking for the same from you very soon. (oh, was that pressure?). ;)

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  8. I'm loving the start. I just have to clear out a few more UFOs and then start a new stack of them.

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  9. Beautiful block. I'm loving your fabric choices. I have to go get me Alexia's book. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. A wonderful start, can't wait to see all of the fabrics together when your finished.

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  11. this is going to be gorgeous jacey! you are so good at choosing colors and patterns. i am going to have to get this book! ;) xoxo

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  12. goodness, this QAL is making my little heart grow daily. keep going! keep going!

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  13. this is beautiful, i have also seen the medallions popping up all over instagram. looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

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  14. My modern medallion quilt is at a standstill as well. Just haven't really gotten much sewing accomplished especially not hand stitching. This one is really pretty.

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  15. Love your center block! Looking for Medallion quilt inspiration...glad your blog popped up!

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