Sunday Celebration: Marcelle Medallion


I (finally) finished my Marcelle Medallion quilt top! It seemed like a long haul to get those cross blocks on for the outer border, but (non-quilting) life gets busy sometimes. marcelle medallion marcelle medallion

I love this view of the borders. I intentionally used light fabrics for the brick border, hoping it would contrast with the dark flying geese, but now I think it blends too much with the floral fabric border and is too Mushy. Oh, well, live and learn.

I did the brick border differently from the pattern. The instructions to make the brick border like mine are posted here.

I do love how the outer border looks, making the “background” of the crosses half light and half dark.

Guess what? In celebration of finishing this top, I am hosting another Sunday Funday giveaway with Julie at 627 Handworks.

Leave a comment on this post and I will draw one name to win the Love Quilting magazine that contains the pattern for the Marcelle Medallion and other fun patterns in addition to three cheerful fat quarters (I love that bright green with the pink, don’t you?)

if you want an idea for your comment, I would love to know if you are making or plan to make a medallion quilt (if you have a blog, I will come visit). Now, I usually respond to all comments, but due to high volume (thanks, Julie!), I will not be able to respond to all.

Be sure and come back again,

Sunday Funday Giveaway Party

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  1. P. September 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Your medallion quilt turned out beautifully! I like the lighter brick border and the repetition of that fabric in the outer part of the quilt as in the center. The cross borders are genius!

  2. Michele T September 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I have never made a Medallion quilt but would love to make one because they are so pretty!!! Thanks for the chance – love all the FQs you picked for this giveaway!!

  3. Linda September 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Have never made a medallion quilt>would like to though!
    Thank YOU for a really sweet Giveaway!

  4. Kim M September 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Love the medallion quilt and I do like the look of the brick border even if it blends in some. The FQs you’re giving away are so bright and fun. I’m working on my first ever quilt now and have started blogging about it at

  5. shawn September 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Wow, your quilt is beautiful, I will probably not be making that kind of quilt, it looks a little hard to me. lol
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  6. linynp September 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Oh your marcelle medallion is fabulous!!! I’m going to have to try this one 🙂
    linynp2 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. barbara woods September 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Love your quilts

  8. Tiffany September 16, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I thought the quilt was nice! Love the fat quarter colors as well 🙂

  9. Emily September 16, 2013 at 12:40 am

    I made a medallion quilt Round Robin style with the Dallas MQG. I’ve started another one that will have 21 borders! The Marcelle Medallion is definitely on my list 😀

  10. PK Sews September 16, 2013 at 1:15 am

    OHHHH. You medallion quilt just makes my heart beat faster! It’s awesome. I love the way that you used flowered fabric in it, and I love the mariners compass quilt with the pink floral background on your blog header too. I’ve never tried a medallion quilt, but I’m going to check out the pattern in Love of Quilting!

  11. Jody Polen September 16, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Two of my favorite things – fabric and flowers!

  12. VickiT September 16, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I have a medallion quilt on my ever-growing list of quilts to make at some point.

    I like the way your brick border is because it gives a break to the eyes before the outside of your quilt and the plus signs.

    I do love the pink/green fabrics as well.

  13. Jan Baker September 16, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I would love to make a medallion quilt but it is not in my plans right now. Let me get a few more quilts under my belt before attempting it.

  14. Melissa September 16, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Great job. I’m not sure I’d made one. Right now I just finished piecing a granny square quilt and am making hexagons with the scraps left from it.

  15. Abbigail September 16, 2013 at 3:00 am

    I’d love to make a mariner’s compass medallion quilt someday!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  16. Renee September 16, 2013 at 3:30 am

    I just love these medallion quilts! I definitely want to make one someday! My husband loves working on the quilt math with me (he’s a mathematician) so I know it’d be a fun quilt to make together.

  17. Tami C September 16, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I would love to make a medallion quilt and I do have a blog. I’ve got quite a few quilts on my ToDo List! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. EmileeHope September 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I LOVE how you made your crosses border!!! I have been eyeing the MM quilt and thinking it needs to go on the list (which is really long right now, so who knows when I will actually get around to it!) it think it would look great in Christmas colors/fabrics!

  19. Happy Cottage Quilter September 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    What an amazing pattern. It certainly looks challenging! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. AlidaP September 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Very nice pattern and I love the color choice! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Jacque Dunn September 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I love the quilt – most lovely!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest!

  22. Teresa Stanulis September 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Your medallion quilt is beautiful. I have never made a medallion quilt, they look to be too difficult for me!

  23. Lisa D. September 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Your medallion quilt is just beautiful!

  24. Melissa September 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Gorgeous Medallion Quilt! I just ordered this book from the library thinking I might join in the QAL that is going on.

  25. Jacklynn September 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    The fat quarters are pretty – love the hot pink! Thanks for the give away!

  26. Julie Hirt - 627handworks September 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm


  27. Katie.Herzog September 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I keep seeing medallion quilts all over, but not yet ready to try one. WOuld maybe like to do a large, paper pieced star in the center?

  28. AmandaK@whatthebobbin September 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I love the green and pink bits that pop. What a gorgeous quilt!

  29. allierae September 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Your MM is so pretty!! Great job!

  30. Teresa @ September 16, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Beautiful!! I love the border variations. I haven’t made a medallion quilt but would love to. Right now I am struggling to get the centre of my lone star to lay flat. It was flat…before I put on my borders. ugh

  31. Carrie P. September 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    your quilt is gorgeous. I have made a medallion quilt before.

  32. Sarah September 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve never made a medallion quilt before. maybe I would…

  33. Mikki Lawrence September 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    What a pretty quilt! I have not made a medallion quilt, but I would definitely try this one if I were the lucky winner of the Love Quilting magazine!

  34. Lisa in Port Hope September 17, 2013 at 1:05 am

    No, a medallion quilt is not on my quilting to-do list at the moment.

  35. Cecilia September 17, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I have not made a medallion quilt before, but it is on my bucket list. Yours is great.

  36. SewLindaAnn September 17, 2013 at 2:08 am

    I have not made a medallion centered quilt yet, of course it’s on the list. I’m curious how you like that magazine?

  37. Carla G September 17, 2013 at 2:55 am

    I’d like to make a medallion quilt one day… I love your quilt! The fabrics are fabulous! 🙂

  38. Amy September 17, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the color scheme that you chose. I would love to make a medallion quilt. ;). Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Linda September 17, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Your quilt is a winner – love the colors. I made a medallion quilt many years ago. It hung on my dining room wall for so long that now the navy fabrics in it are faded. It will always be one of my fave quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Kathleen Lambert September 17, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I have never made a medallion quilt. I would love to make one. Lovin Sunday Fundays. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Have a fabulous week:)

  41. Jean September 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I have just started my first medallion. Gotta say the math is killing me but the quilt is a winner so far.

  42. Brenna September 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I have yet to attempt the medallion quilt, but I’m game to try!

  43. Cathy September 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    A beautiful quilt and a great giveaway. Have a great time on your trip. Hugs

  44. Four dogs and one quilter September 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Love your medallion quilt. Fingers crossed that I win so I can make one of my own. Thanks for the chance.

  45. Susan September 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I would love to make a medallion quilt, but I am not sure my skills are up to it yet. Would love to try though.

  46. Karen September 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Your quilt is lovely. Someday I might attempt a medallion quilt.

  47. trillium September 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I’m a novice quilter and haven’t made a medallion quilt yet. I think I could make one if I appliqued the medallions instead of piece them.

  48. Emily C September 21, 2013 at 3:27 am

    I have not tried a medallion quilt, yet.

  49. Judith Gale September 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Beautiful quilt. I might just try a medallion sometime soon now that I’m retired!

  50. A Nudge January 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    THis is fabulous, too – I saw the MATO first. Both exceptional.

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