Friday, March 8, 2013

Marcelle Medallion Quilt - part 3

A picture post.
Well that was a week of my life well spent.  I have loved every moment of piecing this puzzle together, especially the fabric play.  Most of the fabric has been pulled from my scrap bin.  My scrap bin is a catalog (albeit a very disorganized one) of all of my favorite fabrics and using these itty bitty leftover pieces gives me much pleasure.


The finished size of my quilt top is 60.5 inches x 60.5 inches, slightly bigger than suggested in the pattern as my Flying Geese units in the fourth border are larger (although the ensuing borders have all neatly fitted in rather nicely as the quilt progressed).



I'll be sending my quilt top to my long arm quilter for quilting.  I will be sure to post pictures of the finished quilt as soon as it's done!
A few fabric details:
Border 1  (purple fabric)  Suzuko Koseki - Catch Letters
Border 3 - Green and White Stripe - Lecien House Designer, Atelier Akiko, Bonheur in Lime


Enjoy!
Rita

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Marcelle Medallion Quilt is a pattern from the Book ~ Liberty Love by Alexia Marcelle Abegg

36 comments:

  1. turned out fantastic! i just picked up liberty love and am thinking i need to tackle this one.

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  2. Because of you, I had a little whinge to Amazon and they've sent my book early instead of waiting for Sarah Fielke's book to be released and sent together HEEHEE!!!

    Your quilt is loooovely... hopefully I'll have time to piece a lot of this top before I visit Singapore / Australia!

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  3. Love this quilt, I'll be making one as well. Already have my book! =)

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  4. I have now ordered my book. just need to source so low volume fabrics and I will be set to go:) LOVE your version. hugs

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  5. amazing. and you made it so fast!!

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  6. I am such a fan of medallion quilts and this is a stunner! Thanks!

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  7. You have the best color and print taste! I really want to make this quilt, especially deter seeing yours :). You are an inspiration!

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  8. Love love love this! I'm having a major fail in downloading the e-book version.....hubby has just got home and will try and work it out! Otherwise I will be waiting for the hard cover copy.

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  9. I love this! It's so colorful and happy. Well done, Rita!

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  10. Beautiful!! It's fabulous, Rita. I can't wait to see it quilted!

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  11. Woweee Rita, I adore it, wonderful colour choices as always. I love your purple and and the black and white chevron. Wow, what a wonderful quilt. xo

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  12. beautiful quilt and nice and bright...

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  13. Oh my gosh...my middle name is Marcelle. I always hated it as a child. I have an extra half bone in my back and I named it Marcelle. Even my pain doc calls it Marcelle. It (the bone) in a pain in the .... so that is why I name it Marcelle. lol

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  14. You do the most amazing thing with color! I drool over your quilts.

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  15. So beautiful ~ inspiring!

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  16. Love the large "plus" border with all the text fabrics!!

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  17. Mouthwateringly lovely! Love the colours.

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  18. I just wanted to thank you for your dedicated blogging. Because of you I have finally started piecing together scrap blocks for my very first quilt top. Learning how to sew is fun and I have always wanted to learn to quilt.

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  19. A beautiful finish, Rita. As always, your work is an inspiration.

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  20. Rita, you're very inspiring! This quilt is stunning.

    I wanted to let you know that I just finished a little quilt that was entirely inspired by your blog. I used the yellows from the Moda Sweetwater collection that you featured a couple of months ago (LOVE IT!) and also machine quilted with "tramlines" on either side of the seams that I also saw on this blog for the first time - so much easier than trying to stay "In the ditch". I put a piccy up of it here if you'd like to check it out:

    http://tiarahelen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/i-made-one-week-wonder.html

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  21. I LOVE this quilt! Everyday I turn to your blog to see what was added next. Can't wait to see the end. I just love your inspiration and fun! This is quilting at its best! Thanks.

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  22. This is just fabulous--I've really enjoyed following your progress!

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  23. Hi Rita, this quilt is so much fun! Several questions.
    1. Was this a plan as you go, as far as fabric placement? Did you audition different fabrics at each border?
    Planing seems rather overwhelming to me!
    2. Why did you decide to send it out to be quilted?
    I love your work!
    Thanks

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  24. Rita, it's GORGEOUS, just so beautiful. You have an amazing gift for fabric and colour choice, it's an awesome talent. Can't wait to see it quilted and bound. Catherine

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  25. Rita, it's GORGEOUS, just so beautiful. You have an amazing talent for fabric and colour choice, you really do, it's awesome to see. Can't wait to see it quilted and bound. Catherine

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  26. Okay, I am now buying the book-- TODAY !

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  27. It is so amazingly fabulous! I'm not sure why I'm even going to bother making one, I should just look at pictures of yours instead. =)

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  28. I love this! Time well spent indeed!

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  29. Love this quilt. It's so bright and cheery! Makes me smile just looking at it.

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