Monday, March 17, 2014

Ashley's Medallion Quilt

About a month ago I was invited to join a quilting round robin, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts with some of my online quilting friends.  I was overwhelmed with everything I needed to do, or expected I would need to do...but accepted anyway.

I got Ashley's (from Wasn't Quilt in a Day) quilt starter first, with some very specific instructions/wants:

Make a medallion quilt using these colors, she said.  Measured about 17"x17".

 Luckily I got it right as I was finishing my daughter's birthday dress, so I had an immediate opening on my sewing table.   The first thing I did was set the block on point:


Then I added a simple border to help frame it all:

Now it measures about 28" square.

And that is where I probably should have stopped.  But the rules for how much to add to each person's quilt are pretty unrestrive and I really wanted to add another border.  So I added a small plus border:

Now it measures 39" square.

I did a lot of fussy cutting for the neutrals. 

And now I am DONE.  Just need to make a signature block and I am putting it in the mail before I add another border.  This quilt is just so pretty and fun to work on!  It makes me want to start my own medallion quilt right.now.  I have one planned for later this year at least!


Oh and here's my quilt starter, which went to Laura at Little and Lots first:


Can't wait to see what she does with it!

21 comments:

  1. I am very excited to see what your quilt starter turns into! Love the borders you chose. I don't think you went over the top. They are fabulous!

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  2. How fun! The borders you added are great.

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  4. Yipes! The next folks who get Ashley's quilt are going to have their work cut out for them, since it's grown quite a bit since the starter block. Your additions look fantastic. It will be fun to see what your group adds to your three blocks.

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  5. I love what you added to the medallion quilt! I want to make one and your additions have given me great ideas. I can't wait to see what your blocks become with your friends additions.

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  6. Wow you did so much on that gorgeous star block! It looks amazing!

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  7. I agree, your additions look fabulous! She will love it!

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  8. Gorgeous bunch of blocks for your start! Can't wait to see where Laura goes with it, she's pulled some great fabrics!
    And the additions to Ashley's medallion are spectacular! Love that you turned her starting block on point! And your plus border is fantastic!

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  9. Your medallion looks amazing! It is so vibrant!

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  10. i.just.can't.stop.looking! holy cow. is it june yet?! i just want to stare at it in person. above and beyond- you are so talented!

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  11. Wow! That's fantastic! I love the yellow and red. It just pops right out at you!

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  12. We are about to start a similar round robin in my local quilting group. Even though I am the organiser, I am struggling to decide what to put in my bag. Thanks for the inspiration.
    I love what you have done with Ashley's. I wonder where the next person will take it!

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  13. love your pattern and the colors that you have used - unique I think

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  14. Ashley is a very lucky lady - and you are a very talented one! You got this off to such a great start; I can't wait to see it finished. :D

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  15. So, so amazing! When I saw this on Ashley's blog I was in awe! Great job!

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  16. I saw this earlier on Ashley's blog- and I love it! I'm also excited to see what happens to your next...

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  17. That Medallion is gorgeous. I now want to send you my wip Medallion to get a bit of your magic sprinkled over it.

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  18. Oh I have been loving watching you ladies! I kind of regret saying no to Stephanie but my plate was too full. Maybe next time?! Lol. Lovely work Renee I love the pluses.

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  19. What a great medallion quilt! I love what you've done with it. Will be back to see other goodies you are doing.

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  20. Wowsa! I love what you added to the medallion!!!! Can't wait to see what is added to yours :))

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  21. Wow often seems too big a word for what it describes.

    Here? with this incredible handiwork? it seems so inadequate !~! Stunning... Superb... Amazing !~! My first visit to your blog and already following you w Bloglovin. Thanks very much.

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