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