Making a quilt is always good fun and when I got the opportunity to make the Marcelle Medallion Quilt by Green Bee, I couldn’t resist. It had lots of elements that I’ve never tried before. Sewing points, foundation paper piecing and flying geese. It was totally worth a try!
When choosing the colour scheme I just hit my stash and pulled out lots of blues pinks and reds that I had collected up and received as gifts. It makes a pretty selection:
A Medallion quilt is named so as you build up from the centre out adding another border as you go. The next border always completely changes the feel and look of the quilt and I found at least with this one not too plan too hard on the colour scheme!! The pattern did come with a colouring sheet but I decided to jump straight!
A brilliant test of new skills for me to learn with this quilt, I found a joy of foundation paper piecing. I finished the quilt missing the last two borders but I decided that I was ok with that. Plus I didn’t have enough fabric!! Here it is:
I also had a go at free motion quilting for this quilt and I must admit to finding it hard on my machine. The settings were never quite right so I got lots and lots of snags and pulls. I will revisit free motion quilting again one day but for now I’ll leave it with this finished Marcella medallion quilt… done is better than perfect on this one!!