I took my Marcelle Medallion quilt to be professionally quilted this week. So I am really excited to say that I am starting my next medallion quilt!
I am teaming up with Jess, from the Elven Garden, to host a quilt along on the 'Midnight at the Oasis' quilt by Jen Kingwell.
*make sure you check out Jess' Marcelle quilt, too. it is fabulous, and she is quilting it herself, which I do not have the talent to tackle!
The Midnight at the Oasis pattern is gorgeous! and it includes so many different sewing techniques, including appliqué and piecing. The finished quilt is 60" square and each border is like a brand new little project: choosing fabrics, piecing different blocks, appliqué, etc....so it stays fun and interesting to make.
So here is our schedule: Jess and I will be posting every two weeks (she says "fortnight" (-: in Australia) on each border. I plan to post some ideas for variations, different ways to piece certain components and will include some skill tutorials.
Schedule of Posts:
Centre Block - 18th October
First Border (Applique) - 1st November
Second Border (Applique) - 15th November
Third Border (Churn Dash) - 29th November
Fourth Border (9-patch) - 13th December
Fifth Border (Square borders) - 3rd January
Linky Party for finished quilts - 31st January. We might even organize some prizes for the final link up
First, we get to choose fabrics! is this everyone's almost favorite part??
I started with the funky retro floral in the photo above, which is part of the Gracie Girl collection by Riley Black. I also picked up some other prints from that collection and added several pieces from Happy Go Lucky by Moda, which coordinates beautifully with the Gracie Girl prints for a fun, bright color scheme.
it wouldn't be mine without lots of variety and lots of scraps, so I am also planning to use lots more from my stash and recent shopping buys while I was in SLC for Sewing Summit. Our first two weeks will be spent making the center start medallion, so I am off to the races!
So, are you in?
Sources to obtain your pattern:
- The pattern is featured in the July/August issue of Quilt Mania magazine. I bought the Quilt Mania magazine at Barnes and Noble here in the States.
- Jen Kingwell's website lists stockists in Australia and throughout the world.
There is a flick'r group to link up and show off your progress and we will have a grand finale Link-Up party when we all finish our tops (maybe even some prize drawings!)
In case you cannot tell, I am super excited to get started and huge thanks to Jess for co-hosting!
Be sure and tune in often for tips, tricks and progress reports.