Over the next couple of months, I will be teaching a wonderful group of ladies how to make a Marcelle Medallion quilt at one of my local fabric shops, Frangipani Fabrics. I taught my first class on Saturday and although I was ridiculously nervous about it, it was a really fun afternoon. Each of my students has chosen a completely different palette and it is going to be so much fun watching them all grow. Since I enjoyed making the first one so much, I've decided to make a second Marcelle along the course of my classes.
I wanted this second one to be completely different from the first, so I've chosen a really autumnal, retro kind of palette - lots of reds, oranges and yellows along with browns. I'm going to use the really pale blues for my background fabrics, which I think will work quite well. My initial fabric pull looks something like this (although I'm sure it will evolve slightly over the course of making the quilt).
I have partially pieced the centre star - I'm teaching the foundation paper pieced method I used in my first quilt, just to avoid all the y-seams and templates involved in the proper method (and because, you know, I love paper piecing!). Every fabric in here is a favorite, and I'm really excited about where it's heading.
So although this will be left on the backburner for the next week or so while I finish quilting my Maple Leaf quilt, I'll be slowly putting it together over the next couple of months (and hopefully entering it in this year's Island Quilts show - a major first for me.)
I look forward to seeing this come together! It's not a color palette I would choose, but I think the fabrics you chose are lovely and work really well together!
I love the fabric too and I can see why you're paper piecing!
A blue background sounds (and so far looks) awesome!
One day I WILL make this quilt. I adore your fabric choices.
love the start, can't wait to see its evolution
Love your idea, yummy fabrics!!!
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Such gorgeous fabrics and colour choices Jess!
have fun teaching Jess - looks wonderful :-)
Oh this is going to be stunning! Congratulations again on the teaching and so pleased the class went well :)
so excited for you about the teaching! The quilt is going to be a stunner :-D
I'm so glad the first class went well! I have been asked about teaching and it freaked me out!
What a fun class to teach!
I'm really excited to see how this turns out! I'm loving the colors so far :)
Wow, that's quite some undertaking for a class, but I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time :o)
Wow going to be great to see a whole class full of MMs!!
Have fun xxx
Aw, Jess, you make me want to do another one! Love your fabric choices!
Is there a pattern for this star block. I love it.
I LOVE those colours. I love blue and orange together, and bue and brown. It looks like the start of something very beautiful.
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