We have had an idea in our heads for a medallion quilt since we fell in love with the Marcelle Medallion quilt designed by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for her book Liberty Love. Ours has turned out quite a bit bigger & a bit more involved but we think that it offers a great opportunity to learn some great new techniques. The design is called 'About Town' & centres around four paper pieced houses & each layer builds a town around them
We have trees made from half rectangle triangles, houses with rooves made from flying geese blocks, butterflies & flowers using half square triangles, leaves & petals & finishing off with a brick path border. We even managed to squeeze in some cute envelopes in the corners.
Of course this all became very easy to do as Jemima discovered Bloc-loc rulers, a great little tool to ensure perfectly square HST & flying geese blocks that all line up perfectly when joining them. The beauty of a medallion is that you can build on it as much as you like simply by adding or reducing the number of borders.
Now it may look all a bit tricky but honestly it is not at all - all it needs is patience at the cutting stage, as there is a lot and being well organised (but as Jemima will be there she will be on top of that for all of us!)
We will be running workshops on this quilt all weekend at our up coming retreat. Kits are available & can be made to your colour choice.