My realization came during my first venture into medallion making with my Lucky medallion, which I made using selvages from my favorite fabrics. I cannot tell you how much fun making medallions are! Lucky has long long been on my list to make into a quilt pattern - there are a few things I would do differently.
When Janice and Beth invited my to submit a sketch for their medallion book, I was thrilled. Here's my sketch I submitted. Actually, the sketch I submitted was a bit different; Janice and Beth asked that I alter it a bit, which was the right call. Anyways, I even had fun making the sketch so I've been waiting to show it to you. :)
I really love blocks on point and probably my favorite thing to do with medallion quilts is to turn the center on point. I probably will always to do this, I love on point so!
The theme of this medallion was flowers: a center flower made from the pickle dish motif, orange peel flowers, and more flowers at the corners using a half of a pickle dish. Also there are flying geese made from HSTs, checkerboards, and herringbones. These are a few of my favorite things....
I knew this quilt needed special quilting to take the quilt to the next level. Danielle Wilkes of Nacho Mama Quilts delivered...
(Danielle brought it didn't she?)
I'm honored to be a part of this wonderful book alongside so many talented quilt makers. I'd love it if you were to visit the other stops on the blog tour to read about the other contributors and see the quilts!
May 11th: Janice and Beth at C&T/Stash
May 12th: Melissa Richie- weshallsew.blogspot.com
May 13th: Amy Sinibaldi- nanaCompany.typepad.com
May 18th: Erica Jackman- kitchentablequilting.com
May 19th: ME! :)
May 25th: Beth- www.plumandjune.blogspot.com and
If you'd like to win a copy of the Modern Medallion Workbook, by Janice Zellar Ryan and Beth Vassalo, leave a comment on this post. I just got back from Quilt Market and am rewarding myself with a book (I'm reading The American Heiress for my bookclub right now); how do you like to unwind or reward yourself? (Quilting! Sewing! Reading! Gardening! Cleaning! Organizing! Eating! - I guess that' my list!) (Note: Winner's outside the US will be sent an electronic copy.) I'll choose a winner on Sunday May 24th.
I've also got a few copies of The Modern Medallion Workbook in my store if you'd like to buy one. Thanks!