Monday, August 26, 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes- August edition completed!

Chief Whitecap presents.......


Marcelle Medallion!!!
Yes folks, I finally finished it!


A Lovely Year of Finishes
A Lovely Year of Finishes
I have to say that I am completely thrilled with this quilt! So, you are going to see a pile of photos!
There were a few trials and tribulations along the way, but they are long forgotten now.
I started this quilt because of two lucky wins!
A bundle of Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo from Fabricworm.
and this Quilting & Patchwork magazine from Lily's Quilts.
I think my favourite part was the flying geese in which I used all text fabrics.
No, wait.......
maybe it's the cross blocks using my inspiration Carnaby Street fabric....
hmmm........well, I also loved using my Oakshott collection for the triangle border....
Okay, I can't pick a favourite border, but I do know what gave me the biggest fit!!!
...a big, ugly oops!
Fixed, but still haunts my dreams!

Now, for the quilting-
Yippee!
What? You can't see around the legs?
okay, okay...
 Yes, there is still a paw in there!

As you can see, I tried a lot of different FMQ designs!
It was good practice for me, as I tend to be cowardly when it comes to quilting.
I used a beautiful Aurifil thread for all the piecing and quilting.
My go to piecing thread is a 50wt #2021
For the quilting, I used a pale green 50 wt #2800.
I just realized that I don't have a good photo of the back!
This is the only one.....
Basically, some random piecing!
Okay, that's it for my August finish.
*sigh*
Love my Marcelle Medallion!
One final quality control photo.....

Thanks for stopping by!
Forgot to give a big thanks to my brother, Doug, who used his skills as a photographer, to take a few of the outdoor shots!





24 comments:

Chelsie C said...

It's beautiful! Such an inspiration :)

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, it;s beautiful! Congrats on a fabulous finish!

Lisa D. said...

I love your Marcelle. Such bright and happy fabrics!

Heather D. said...

It's fantastic Patti! So much awesome stuff going on there. I love that you tried all of that FMQ as well. Just awesome!

Leslie can't stop quilting said...

Fabulous finish!!! I love your bright and beautiful quilt!!! Way to go!!!

Gill said...

Fabulous quilt!
I never did find a copy of that magazine!!

FiberofAll Sorts said...

This is amazing in sooo many ways.

Thanks for linking up

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous Patti this is a spectacular quilt.

Angela Bullard said...

Seeing your quilt finish makes me even more exited about the Sew Lux border of the month. I don't typically like square quilt (I have no idea why!) but every time I see one of these I want to give it a try :).

Melzie Belle said...

absolutely beautiful! :) It's a very happy quilt.
xoxo melzie

Janine said...

This is stunning - I love it! Congrats on the finish!

SheilaN8 said...

I absolutely love that quilt! Great work Patti!

Erica said...

Oh it turned out beautifully. I am hoping to start a Marcelle Medallion soon and this makes me so excited!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

gorgeous, oh and the quilt is pretty good too

(seriously, i love the quilt. these can look a bit messy or a bit bland, but you have the perfect fabric combinations)

Marika said...

This is the most beautiful Marcelle Medallion quilt I've seen so far ! It's such a happy quilt :)

You did an amazing job and it makes me want to make one too !

Debbie said...

oh this turned out SO beautiful! What a fantastic accomplishment!

capitolaquilter said...

Fabulous Finish and I love the photo shoot too! Congratulations.

Ali said...

Yep, one of my favorite versions I've seen, its just fantastic!

Newbie Jen said...

Fab-u-lous! (Imaging me singing it like one of those guys on a fashion show)

moira said...

OMdoubleG!

wobblybobbin said...

Beautiful! You're making it even harder to resist this pattern :)

CitricSugar said...

It turned out so beautifully.

And your cat is hilarious - all making eyes at the camera... :-)

Rachel said...

Love the colors

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Just beautiful! I love your color/fabric choices. That yellow plus border is to die for!

24 comments:

Chelsie C said...

It's beautiful! Such an inspiration :)

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, it;s beautiful! Congrats on a fabulous finish!

Lisa D. said...

I love your Marcelle. Such bright and happy fabrics!

Heather D. said...

It's fantastic Patti! So much awesome stuff going on there. I love that you tried all of that FMQ as well. Just awesome!

Leslie can't stop quilting said...

Fabulous finish!!! I love your bright and beautiful quilt!!! Way to go!!!

Gill said...

Fabulous quilt!
I never did find a copy of that magazine!!

FiberofAll Sorts said...

This is amazing in sooo many ways.

Thanks for linking up

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous Patti this is a spectacular quilt.

Angela Bullard said...

Seeing your quilt finish makes me even more exited about the Sew Lux border of the month. I don't typically like square quilt (I have no idea why!) but every time I see one of these I want to give it a try :).

Melzie Belle said...

absolutely beautiful! :) It's a very happy quilt.
xoxo melzie

Janine said...

This is stunning - I love it! Congrats on the finish!

SheilaN8 said...

I absolutely love that quilt! Great work Patti!

Erica said...

Oh it turned out beautifully. I am hoping to start a Marcelle Medallion soon and this makes me so excited!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

gorgeous, oh and the quilt is pretty good too

(seriously, i love the quilt. these can look a bit messy or a bit bland, but you have the perfect fabric combinations)

Marika said...

This is the most beautiful Marcelle Medallion quilt I've seen so far ! It's such a happy quilt :)

You did an amazing job and it makes me want to make one too !

Debbie said...

oh this turned out SO beautiful! What a fantastic accomplishment!

capitolaquilter said...

Fabulous Finish and I love the photo shoot too! Congratulations.

Ali said...

Yep, one of my favorite versions I've seen, its just fantastic!

Newbie Jen said...

Fab-u-lous! (Imaging me singing it like one of those guys on a fashion show)

moira said...

OMdoubleG!

wobblybobbin said...

Beautiful! You're making it even harder to resist this pattern :)

CitricSugar said...

It turned out so beautifully.

And your cat is hilarious - all making eyes at the camera... :-)

Rachel said...

Love the colors

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Just beautiful! I love your color/fabric choices. That yellow plus border is to die for!