Medallion quilt center block by Juicyapplecreations

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
In Progress
Started:
2012-06-12T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

I am using Central Park fabric line by Kate Spain. I love the way it is turning out...the vibrant colors. I cut out the dogwood and my borders before class started. I was going out of town and thought it would be nice to be organized and ready to go before class starts. But I made a big oops. Notice that the dogwood in the center is not reverse appliqué, but appliquéd onto the background fabric. I not going to redo, since I am using fat quarters and with fussy cutting out the dogwood I don't have enough fabric. I do like it... 7/8/12- I have finished hand stitching the HSTs and the Jewels. I am really happy how everything turned out. I will have to say that making each Jewel required patience, since each one takes more than a hour to stitch. I decided to use 2 colors for the Jewels, alternating so that the one color is in each corner and the other color is on the sides. I like how that unified the border. Next is the pieced border and the Sea At Storm paper pieced corners. 7/13/12- I finished the next border. It is pieced in solids on each side with Storm at Sea blocks for the corner. The project calls for EEP for the Storm at Sea Block, instead I paper pieced each block. I loved paper piecing. It made it so easy. I also used some pins made by clover that made it easy to match up the seams. The pins are called "fork pins." 7/14/12 I added two pictures of the Clover brand fork pins I used when matching the seams on the border. I learned about them from a class I took through Craftsy.

Pictures

Loves

Kristananne
Purlewe
Saruqa
True
Emedoodle

Comments

True

I love the fabrics you have chosen and this looks wonderful. No will know it "was suppose to be" done differently as this way is lovely!

Jess

Without reading your description, I never would have noticed that you did it differently and I'm doing the same project! I do like the fabrics you've chosen - that pink is such a fun shot of color!

Amanda

I think this is beautiful!

I love Central Park, by the way - I have a few of the prints in a quilt I'm making, and really love them.

Lisar

I think it is a perfect use of the fabric!

Juicyapplecreations

Thanks everyone. I am excited about starting tomorrow the embroidery section of the white border.

Jess

I'm so excited about the embroidery too. That was my favorite part of Rachel's quilt!

True

And I am excited to see it!!!

True

This is gorgeous...truly beyond words. What patience!

Juicyapplecreations

True, thank you for your kind words.

True

Wow stunning truly just cannot describe how much I love this...what is so cool about seeing different people work with this class is how different each is and how beautiful each is as well! What is EEP?

True

Oh and so the pins do make a difference? I have seen and wondered

Jess

True - It's English paper piecing. Love how you did your borders. I need to get my butt in gear on my EPP. Hopefully this weekend at my quilt guild sew-in...

Terryt1955

True EEP stands for English Paper Piecing (at least I learned that from the class!). Juicyapplecreations you are making us look bad with cranking this beauty out, LOL. It's turning out so pretty!! I'm curious about these fork pins. Can you post a pic of them? How'd you find out about them? After seeing your picture on Flickr I was so tempted to redo my checkerboard border. I really like how you organized the colors making it look like a mini border. Excellent idea!

True

Thanks Jess and Terryt1955

Juicyapplecreations

Terryt1955 I posted two pictures for you of the fork pins. I found them wonderful in matching my seams on the 40 strips on the border. If you have any questions about them, let me know. You can buy them at Joann's.

Amanda

This is beautiful - I love your hand work!

Juicyapplecreations

Thanks Amanda.

Terryt1955

Thanks Juicyapplecreations . I will definitely check them out. After completing my checkerboard border and seeing how my white swuares totally stretched out of control I think I'm going to need to redo it. I also ended up with such a random mess that it looks like a bad LSD trip! Not that I would know. So I guess I'll be able to bite off your idea and make a more planned look IF I HAVE TIME. I am not liking these deadlines!

Kristananne

LOVE LOVE LOVE the embroidery!

Juicyapplecreations

Thanks, *Kristananne. I am in the process of hand quilting the last border and will be ready for the final reveal. I have loved this project.

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