Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Folk Medallion Quilt : :

This Summer has been much busier than I ever anticipated, and this past weekend was no exception. Swimming, picnics, & parties - it was so much fun! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too!

Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July!! ❤️ the #cracknellfamily 🐶

I had big plans to take my finished Folk Medallion Quilt along for picture taking, but kept forgetting to grab it each time we headed out the door. This quilt, made with the last of my Wild & Free fabric strike-offs for my Fall Quilt Market booth months ago, has such an Americana feel. It was too perfect a weekend not to share it here today, thankfully we found a few extra minutes to venture out with it last night.

Folk Medallion Quilt

The pattern is just a jumble of different ideas really. I started with the center medallion patchwork, unsure if I was making a pillow or quilt at first. But with limited fabric and time, decided to combine several of my different works in progress to make a sampler style quilt.

Folk Medallion Quilt

This quilt showcases so much of what I love most about Wild & Free. Especially how well the denim-y blue Folk Plaid print works so well with all the colors! For those blocks I simply framed 8" cut squares of plaid with several different shades of my favorite Pure Element colors.

Folk Medallion Quilt

I think my most favorite part is this row of improv patchwork along the bottom! I still hope to create an entire Wild & Free quilt in this style someday.

Row of Improv

For the binding I used both a Bari J. honey yellow print and my Sun Tracks print. I made sure to alternate the corners with each print and love the effect!

Bound in Sun Tracks

Honey Yellow Binding

For some extra added patriotism, and to represent my Midnight Roof stars print that didn't make it into this quilt because I had already run out, I chose an allover loops and stars quilting pattern by Sew Shabby Quilting. I love it!

Quilted with Stars!

You can find more photos of this quilt in my Wild and Free fabric Look Book by Art Gallery Fabrics! Here's one of my favorites!!

From the Look Book!

Sharing these photos today means we can finally start using this quilt, hooray! I wish you all a wonderful start to the new week!

♡ Maureen

23 comments:

  1. the heck with the quilt [[which is stunning BTW]] what kind of a dog is that?? (s)he's adorable!!

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  2. I love this quilt! Can't get bored doing the same block over and over. And the colors are wonderful. The big triangles on the side just set off all the colors and patterns on the central portion perfectly.

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  3. I LOVE this quilt. I don't have the words to express how much I love this quilt. Like you said, it has a real Americana feel. I want to sit on this quilt in a field and watch Willie Nelson in concert. Or something like that. ;)

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  4. What a gorgeous quilt, Maureen. Your new fabric collection is really wonderful, and shows so well in this quilt. Your American flag pillow is also fabulous, as is your sweet little doggie.

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  5. Planned or unplanned, it's a beautiful quilt. I can also see it hanging on a wall :)

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  6. I had the exact same thought as Debbie - to heck w/ the quilt, your pup is cute!

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  7. I love this quilt. Your work is inspirational and I must now challenge myself to do something more complicated. I used some of your Wild and Free fabric in my latest quilt. If you are interested you can find it at www.sewnmoderncrafts.com (it's a very simple pattern, but I liked how the colours played together). Next up... a more complicated project! :)

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  8. Impressive! Your talent amazes me - you start a quilt without a definite plan and finish up with this gorgeous piece of art. Do you have any plans in the near future to design a new fabric line? I sure hope so!

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  9. Oh that's so pretty and bold! I love the interesting border choices you made, I love how you think outside the box!

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  10. Love quilt and the quilting. Penelope is just too cute. I did a double take b/c I thought at first she wasn't real ... then I took in those eyes. :D

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  11. Your designs are always so wonderful! I love it :)

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  12. It's amazing when you find a good content in today's internet.

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  13. I had to giggle when I saw the pup propped up against the pillow which is really cool. The pup is adorable.
    That Quilt is a WOW and I really like the quilting.

    Thanks for sharing.

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