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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Museum Medallion Quilts x 4!

I'm loving how these Museum Medallion Quilts grow...from this...


to this...


Only a couple more borders to go.

For a little information on this quilt...Judy Newman (a Very Fine House) created this beautiful pattern based on a quilt made in the early 1800's that is exhibited in a London Museum. When Judy was asked to teach it at Treehouse Textiles, a few of us jumped at the chance to make our own Musuem Medallions (I was also very keen to learn how to hand piece!). What I really love is how each quilt, though exactly the same pattern, looks so very different. Check out three of my friends works of art...

Susan (PatchworknPlay) has used beautiful pinks, yellows and splashes of green to make her medallion sing.


I especially love the 'flower petals' around her beautiful central star and her wonderful yellow and pink borders. See more of Susan's quilt and watch it grow here.



Deb (72 Derwents) is creating her heirloom using a lot of reproduction fabrics, which are dancing on that divine blue spot background and the textural red border.


I love this photo Deb took a couple of borders back...


Beautiful isn't it? You can see more on Deb's blog here.

Michelle (The Quilted Tortoise) has chosen luscious Liberty's of London to make her stunning Medallion (not all but the majority are Liberty's)...


Michelle has even been able to include a Liberty of London selvedge in her quilt...


Very clever! Watch Michelle's blog here for more of her deluxe Medallion.

Each of these three quilts are exquisite and so very different from each other. The majority of these quilts are being hand pieced (I am machine piecing the long borders, all else is hand done)...


I'm quite happy with the black Denyse Schmidt fabric (Greenfield Hill) for this border. It almost looks ethereal. Now to finish hand piecing lots of circles for my next border and get that done.


Have you made or are making a Museum Medallion quilt? Or a quilt you will consider to be an heirloom when you are done?