I began making this quilt as part of the Marcelle Medallion QAL at the beginning of September this year, hosted by Penny Poppleton (which is actually still running, I just got a bit obsessed with this quilt!). The pattern for this quilt is from Liberty Love by Alexia Abegg - a really beautiful book. It took me almost exactly a month from start to finish - you can read a lot more about it here.
I learnt so, so much while making this quilt and really enjoyed all the different types of piecing in the quilt top. It is a pretty challenging quilt, and I really enjoyed building my piecing skills, using several techniques I haven't tried before.
The palette I used was inspired by one of the Summer Totem fabrics designed by Anna Maria Horner. I used well over 200 different fabrics in the end.
For the first and third borders, I used the fabric as inspiration for my quilting and followed the pattern in the fabric (triple stitched lines in the first border, and quilting both sides of the black lines in the third border.)
I've decided to enter my quilt into the wall hanging category - it has finished up at about 59" square, and is destined to be hung in our house once I get around to making a hanging sleeve!
Pattern: Marcelle Medallion by Alexia Abegg
Size: 59" square
Quilted: by myself on my Bernina QE440
Fabric: countless fabrics from my stash, based on Summer Totem by Anna Maria Horner.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the festival! I know I will.
This is such a beautiful quilt. Everything about it is brilliant, the colours, the perfect piecing and the wonderful quilting. It's hard to believe you finished it in a month, but that's obsession for you. :)
wow! beautiful palette of colours, beautiful quilting gorgeous quilt and on my bucket list of patterns to make! x
This quilt, like all of your quilts, is absolutely beautiful! I love your colors, fabric selections, and quilting.
It looks great Jess. I like how the yellow corners take your eyes to the center.
surely you mean it is destined to hang on *my* wall? I'm so confused! ;-)
Wow Jess! This is such an amazing quilt and you seriously never fail to impress with your amazing quilting skills!!!
This quilt is just beautiful. I knew is would be from following your progress. You got it done so fast too. I think it's a winner. All the fabrics work so well too!
Just fabulous!! It has me itching to put those last two borders on mine.
i enjoyed following your journey with this quilt. it's so gorgeous! i hope to one day have time to make one of my own (I will probably never have time)
You have my vote, obvs.
I loved seeing this come together, it makes me want to make one. Well nearly ;-)
This is going to awesome hanging on a wall! You need to get on that hanging sleeve!
Another fabulous entry, good luck!
It's so gorgeous Jess! The quilting is fantastic and gives it some really nice dimension. Some areas densely quilted and others kind of poofy. Love it!
This one still makes me swoon with the fabric and the quilting!
This is just plain beautiful in every way!
I think my favourite part of this one is the quilting, especially where you let the fabric determine where you were going, even if that meant quilting very narrow widths... That blue/black border is pretty awesome!
Gorgeous work, but then, I think I told you that already. :-)
Another beauty! Can't say how much I love these quilts
I so enjoyed watching your process of putting this beauty together. Just a spectacular quilt, Jess!
I love your quilt!! I love a scrappy quilt. Great pattern. I will have to get this quilt a try. Beautiful and fun!
I just love your Marcelle Medallion. I need to work on mine, I am still doing my flying geese :)
I could stare at this one all day!
What I love about this lovely quilt is the layers of colour in the medalion stages. Borders or whatever you'd call them speak quietly, but the whole design of color is quite singing a song!
Love your medallion!
Beautiful MM! What an accomplishment.
Thanks for sharing that about the batting you used. I usually use cotton but I don't particularly like "quilt crinkle" so I may have to try a wool blend.
It's sugar for the eye :) it's a wonderful quilt.
It's beautiful! One of my favorites for sure. :)
Love seeing this again xx
Great to see this again Jess :)
Every time I see your version of this quilt, I want to make it too. Your colours, and the quilting are wonderful choices for this lovely pattern. I am glad to see it in the festival.
This is just beautiful. I am yet to make my MM, but it is on my bucket list. I love your colours
I really love how you quilted this - I'm inspired to pull the pattern out and actually make a start on mine! Beautiful!
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