Monday, September 9, 2013

Marcelle Medallion Quilt Along

Lately I've been seeing a lot of pictures on Flickr and Instagram of the Marcelle Medallion quilt by Alexia Marcelle Abegg, from her book Liberty Love.  Not wanting to be left out, I decided I needed to buy the book and posted a photo on Instagram of my acquisition.  Penny, who has already made this quilt previously, decided that we need to do a quilt along for it.   She put together a great schedule that includes tutorials as well as some generous prizes! 

I finally started it this weekend as I struggle keeping to schedules.  I also decided to jump ahead so that I can write a tutorial for you for an alternative way to make the Flying Geese triangles.  Stay tuned for that!

I tried a new to me method for making the star center in that I used freezer paper to make the templates and sewed the pieces together in pairs, but to be honest, I wasn't impressed with my work.  The method was precise than I would have liked, which I found irritating.  There were just too many variables that made the measurements get out of whack.  That, together with dealing with biases and y-seams made it less enjoyable.  If I decide to make another one, I will try Penny's tutorial on foundation piecing that you can find here.

For my color choices, I decided to use the first border print as an inspiration for the quilt.  I've had that fabric sitting in my stash for ages and have never quite had the right project for it.  Since it is a favorite fabric, I decided to chose my fabrics with that fabric as a loose guide.  I haven't chosen all the fabrics yet, I'm working it out as I go along.  This will be a real experiment for me as I've never yet made a Medallion quilt!  So, let's all Marcelle Medallion Along!  #mmqal


Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

So gorgeous Heidi! You always blow me away with your fabric choices.

Jenny said...

I always love to admire your quilting! You have such an eye for putting colors and fabrics together in a fun scrappy sort of way!

Chris said...

hi Jeanette, the medallion so fare looks great.
I like the foundation method of Penny's too.
Will watch it all develop!

Little Island Quilting said...

What Jess said :-)

Sharon said...

I paper foundation pieced mine and really like it... The templates with the pattern were too irregular... It's faster paper piecing it too

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Been watching carefully and hope I haven't missed your "alternative flying geese method tutorial" for the Marcelle Medallion! Please let me know if it's somewhere else - thank you! Love everything about yours Jeanette!

hannah said...

Hi! I was wondering if you ever posted a tutorial on an alternative method for making the flying geese for the Marcelle Medallion? I'm having some trouble and would love to read your tutorial!

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