I've had a bittersweet kind of day today - I have just finished teaching the last of 8 sessions in my Marcelle Medallion class. I've gotten to know this wonderful group of ladies really well over the course of these classes, so I'm quite sad we have come to the end and I'll miss our Saturday afternoon sewing and chatting sessions. At the same time, I'm incredibly proud of what they have accomplished over the last few months (in a completely non-patronising way - more like a proud mum, I think!) It is a pretty intense quilt to make, and on top of that some of these ladies have only made one or two quilts before this one, so it is an incredible achievement.
It has been such a wonderful class to teach - watching each of these quilts grow and change has been a seriously amazing experience. One of my favorite things about making my version was how much it changes with the addition of each border, so watching it happen with seven different versions has been fascinating. Each class has involved a lot of admiring of the other quilts, which has been a beautiful thing to be part of. Every one of these quilts is so different, yet they are all absolutely beautiful. I'm definitely a proud mum, I think ;o)
I only have a photo of part of Margaret's quilt - she has been sick for the last few weeks but has actually finished her quilt top and it's at the quilters as we speak. I love how graphic her quilt is, and I can't wait to see the whole thing.
Helen's quilt is just beautiful - she wanted it to be happy, and I think she has definitely achieved that. I am just so in love with this version, I can't wait to see it quilted.
Fiona suffers from the same perfectionism with piecing as I do - and her points are absolutely amazing. Even the back of this quilt looks sensational.
I absolutely adore Cath's version of this quilt - her fussy cut third border looks completely amazing, and I love that wide border SO much. Most of the Marcelle Medallions I've seen have used a fairly complex palette, but I think it works really well with a simpler palette like this, too.
This is Briony's version of the quilt. I love the softness of the palette in this one, and the darker background for the flying geese works really well. It's a really gentle looking quilt.
And finally, this is Bernadette's quilt. It is even prettier in real life, very much like a watercolour.
You can probably understand now why I'm so gushy about having taught this class :o) We are hoping to catch up and share the finished quilts in a few months time, and I really can't wait.
Have a great weekend!