QUILT INFO

This is the May sheep blanket from a pattern by Buttermilk Basin.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Nine Patch Medallion

A completed quilt top.  So big that I had to take pictures on the floor.  I would need two people to hold it up as it is 102 inches square and no one is here to assist me.  I had to move some furniture and still can't get a good picture of the quilt top.



I don't do many quilts in pastel shades so this is a bit different for me.  I used a Di Ford pillar print for the border and several fabrics from two of her lines.  Plus some other prints from stash that worked well with them.

I shared a picture of the center applique block two posts ago but will add it to this post also just for easy reference.  As I previously mentioned, the applique design is by Blackbird Designs.


I was inspired by a quilt I saw on a "Quilting Twin" blog.  Here is a link if you want to see the inspiration quilt.   I found a site where I could purchase that same pre-printed medallion center but the quilt would have needed to be hand washed with Orvus Soap to retain the design.  And I liked the thought of using a large applique block that I would do myself.  I would still like to use one of those pre-print medallions in a wall hanging.  Something that would not need to be washed hardly ever and smaller in size to accomplish washing easier.

I am working on some smaller and simpler applique blocks and will share them in another post.

Karen

29 comments:

  1. Wow, Karen! Your quilt is just gorgeous. I clicked on tbe photos to enlarge them. While the medallion is a pretty piece, those 9 patches on point are perfect. The same for the border too.

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  2. Beautiful quilt! ! ! The original is pretty but I love your applique block the best. The colors and the border fabrics are all so pretty, you made a wonderful quilt!

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  3. Wonderful quilt!! I love your applique center too! Its nice to work in other color ways sometimes, I love your fabric choices!!

    Carrie

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  4. It is absolutely stunning! I have used the Triplett's pre-prints and they are fine for wall quilts that don't get washed often. I love you applique center. And that pink border fabric is one my favorites. I love everything about it!

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  5. That is a wonderful beautiful quilt top. I just know it will give lots of great sleeps.

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  6. That is so beautiful Karen! I looked at the inspiration quilt and it is lovely as well. No need to make quilts too fussy. I would never want to handwash a quilt that large!

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  7. Wow, wow, wow! This is one gorgeous quilt. I love everything about it.

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  8. What a lovely quilt - and of course, using Di’s pillar print for the border is icing on the cake...the pastels are perfect for this season.

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  9. Oh my goodness--what a beautiful quilt--Did I tell you that I think this quilt is the most beautiful quilt I have seen--love all the colors, blocks, and the center piece--great work!!
    do you know how many hours you spend in making this one??
    enjoy, di

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  10. Karen que maravilloso edredón.
    Tan diferente a todos tus trabajos.
    Me gusta ese jarrón central.
    Me gusta todo este trabajo.
    Buen fin de semana

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  11. Your quilt is stunning, really love the idea of a simple block in the middle, with piecing around it. You did a beautiful job on the design and fabric choices, the border really sets it all off.

    Debbie

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  12. It's gorgeous, Karen. I like that it has that beautiful center medallion. And the border fabric works so well with the colors. Beautiful quilt! How did you decide the placement of the 9-patch blocks? I ask because the colors seem to be so evenly distributed. Did you make this as a leader/ender?

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  13. It is a lovely quilt, and I like the soft colors. Greetings

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  14. Just a spectacular finish on this quilt--i love the pastel 9-patches surrounding that lovely medallion...great work Hugs, Julierose

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  15. Your quilt is gorgeous with the soft colors and the border fabric was a perfect choice. I totally agree with you about the preprint block in this case, besides your applique block is fabulous.

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  16. What a wonderful quilt! I love everything about it. The applique center is perfect and so is the border :) Are you going to hand quilt this lovely top?

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  17. Oh Karen! This is a beautiful quilt, even if it is outside your comfort zone with regards to the colours. Everything just blends so well together.

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  18. This came out GREAT!! Even for a simple pattern, it's so dramatic!
    nice job!

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  19. Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    Your quilt top has become beautiful and so big!
    Indeed difficult to put on the photo.
    Greetings,
    Floor

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  20. Very Pretty Karen. I love the colors and the center Medallion.

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  21. On the floor is fine! I enlarged it and it is just amazing! :)

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  22. That was quick! Your quilt is just beautiful, I love the applique an the fabrics you've put together, so inspiring.

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  23. Beautiful finish! All the components make a wonderful quilt (and I'm a big fan of that Di Ford border print)!

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  24. That is stunning, Karen, well done!!

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  25. What a stunning quilt Karen !! Wow ! I love everything in it ! The center medallion is gorgeous and the blocks all around just amazing... congratulations for your beautiful work !

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  26. Beautiful Nine Patch Quilt!

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  27. Beautiful! I love all the 9-patches and that you used that fabric for the border. All in all a beauty.

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  28. Beautiful! I think making your own center was a great idea. Some of those Chintz prints look like they are already a bit faded. Now I'm wishing I had purchased some of the pillar print--sure makes a wonderful border!

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  29. Breath taking, Karen!!! The border print is outstanding. But then, you have a gift for design and fabric choices. Hope you enter it in the MN state fair for us to view in person. ;)

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