Friday, 3 August 2012

Modern Medallion Finished Top


First and foremost, thank you for all the kind comments left on my Handstitched Class week 3's post with regards to my Modern Medallion quilt-in-progress.  Truly appreciate the kind, encouraging words and advice from both readers and classmates.   Walking away from it for awhile, did help - somehow the solid patchwork colours just grew on me and I love how it has turned out at the end!   We're in the final installment week but I thought of sharing with you my progress from week 4 to date of Handstitched :Class:

Week 4 was all about the different techniques used to applique, and Rachel of Stitched in Color shared with us a few of her favourites.  We've worked with fusible web to applique the small and curvy Dogwood Buds and used a blanket stitch to finish those edges. 


Dogwood Buds


on-point squares before trimming to size



These Dogwood Buds were placed in-between the on-point square strips, then added to the quilt-in-progress.  4-patch blocks were added for each corner of this medallion round too.


week 4 progress

After the round with the Dogwood Buds and on-point squares,  there were just 2 more rounds to finish the quilt top!  One solid round - I've chosen Kona Cotton in Medium Gray which is designed to be a showcase for hand quilting.   And the last round, printed strips -  I've used a mixture of my favourite prints from the Summerlove line. 



























Week 5 is the last week of Handstitched Class and Rachel has discussed the basic tools needed for hand quilting and most everything we need to know to hand quilt with pearl cotton thread.  I have my quilt top prepped but I couldn't start on my hand quilting yet since there wasn't enough leftover fabrics to piece a decent size backing! sigh...   I've ordered a few more solids though and it should arrive sometime early next week.


Finished Top!

Can't wait to pieced the back, baste and start on one of my favourite part about patchwork - hand quilting!


Just a short note to add that I've enjoyed and learned so much from Rachel's Handstitched Class - her detailed and easy to follow instructions, clear photos and videos made each and every project a success!  This Modern Medallion quilt and the other small projects made from this class will be cherished for many years to come!   =)


Wishing you a lovely weekend!


I'm linking up with Katie's Handmade Parade over at There and Back :


23 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt top, Farah!!! My eye is really drawn to the large flower in the centre.

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  2. Wow, I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is finished.

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  3. Wow - this is so beautiful! You made such wonderful choices with fabrics, colors, and placements - I love it!

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  4. Wow, you did fantastic with your class and you ended up with a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see how you get on with your hand quilting. It will just complete this quilt perfectly.

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  5. Beautiful work! I can't wait to see what you do with the hand quilting.
    I really love how the gray fabric frames and accents the center. So pretty!

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  6. What a gorgeous quilt! This class taught you many things but you also got a great quilt from it! Can't wait to see your hand quilting! Love your colors! Great job!

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  7. It came out beautiful, as always, Farah! It looks absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing it hand quilted, I can only imagine what it'll be like! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. It's getting gorgeous FarahLin,the grey border is a good choise and I'm looking forward to your handquilting.

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  9. Hi FarahLin,

    a beautiful Medallion-Top.

    Greetings Manuela

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  10. You quilt top is truly lovely, Farah!

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  11. This is really beautiful :)

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  12. Beautiful medallion! Mine is still sitting waiting for me to do the embroidery! Yeah, I"m THAT far behind....

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  13. It is beautiful! I am so glad you took and break and now love it too! Love those little dogwood buds and am looking forward to your hand quilting!

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  14. It's simply gorgeous, can't wait to see you quilt it :)

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  15. This is simply beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with the handquilting.

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  16. wow, it truly is amazing! I love it!

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  17. I love this. It came together in a really balanced way and I can't wait to see how that hand quilted boarder turns out. Congrats on getting the piecing done!

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  18. I'm so glad I'll have someone to share hand quilting photos with on Flickr! I've only done the center of the quilt, haven't posted yet. This turned out gorgeous and I feel the same way about Rachel's class! Good luck with the hand stitching and we should stay in touch!

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  19. Wow it turned out looking so nice! I just got back from vacation and am itching to get back to work on mine! On point squares next.

    Love the fabrics you chose, looking forward to seeing the handquilting take shape!

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  20. So beautiful - love the fabrics you are using!

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  21. Beautiful, original and yet quite classic looking all at the same time. Absolutely fantastic quilt top. Really looking forward to seeing it quilted.

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