Oct
01

Finished! Mini Marcelle Medallion Top


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Marcelle medallion quilt, modern patchwork quilt, scrappy mini quilt

Happy October First! It really feels like Autumn here, which is my favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing and there is a lovely crackle underfoot when I walk with Cleo. I am so looking forward to starting some new quilts in October.

I would like to present to you my finished Mini Marcelle Medallion quilt top. It was a goal to finish this in September, and I actually got so charged up, I stayed up late last night to finish the outer border…something I rarely do.

Marcelle medallion quilt, modern patchwork quilt, scrappy mini quilt

The primary fabrics used on this were a couple of Michael Miller fabric  5″ charm packs called Happy Tones (spring 2013, I believe). I added the light prints and other bits from my stash, so it is a completely stash quilt, which feels really great. I really love the cheerful color palette with all the white. It is very sweet.

The center medallion star and the first equilateral triangle border were all paper foundation pieced (see my tutorial for basic paper piecing here). I drew my own templates at half the scale of the original pattern. The half-scale continued through the flying geese and the off-set rectangle border, too. The final border, the crosses, were not based on the pattern measurements. I simply made 5″ cross blocks and added 1/2″ strips between them with solid fabric squares in the corners. I worry it is too wide compared to the rest of the quilt, but I think it makes a nice frame around it.

Marcelle medallion quilt, modern patchwork quilt, scrappy mini quilt

The whole mini measures about 36″ square. I am looking forward to practicing my free motion quilting on this one since it is small and just a “for me” project.

Cheers to a happy October!

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish Friday

–Sharon

if you would like to see my original Marcelle Medallion quilt, click here. It is completely different color-wise, and very large!


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  1. Cindy Dahlgren October 2, 2014 at 3:50 am

    I love the colors you picked! It will be wonderful to look at this winter!!! cdahlgren at live dot com

  2. Lin Marsh October 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

    The colors are so bright and just right. I like the outer border, not too big at all. It sets it off just right

  3. Lynette October 2, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Oh! That’s tiny work in there if the whole top is 36″! Love it, Sharon 🙂

  4. kris October 2, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Love that so much! So cheery and bright!

  5. Serena @ Sewgiving October 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Oh it’s so beautiful! I love all the dotty fabrics you’ve splashed through this top 🙂

  6. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl October 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

    This turned out so well, Sharon! I hope that you have a lot of fun with the FMQing and I really like that you are keeping this one for you. 🙂

  7. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge October 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I don’t know that I would ever have chosen the brights in this one… they border on neon… but I would have been wrong! They work so nicely with the crisp whites! Lovely work on all those different blocks!

  8. Deanna October 4, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Gemini Jen NZ October 4, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Gosh that is mini! What a super job you’ve made of it! Have fun quilting it!

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