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:

Jeanna said...

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.

Marsha B said...

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!

Cricketwood prims and gardens said...

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

Carrie

Wendy Caton Reed said...

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!

Frog Quilter said...

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

Lori said...

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!

Barbara said...

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

Patricia Taylor said...

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.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

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

belarmina said...

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

WoolenSails said...

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

Nancy said...

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?

Kleine Vingers said...

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

Julierose said...

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

Kyle said...

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.

Barbara said...

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?

Elzaan said...

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.

Randy D. said...

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

Floor said...

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

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

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

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

keryn said...

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

Angie said...

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

Allie-oops Designs said...

That is stunning, Karen, well done!!

CecileD said...

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 !

Barb said...

Beautiful Nine Patch Quilt!

Phyllis said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

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!

darlynn said...

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. ;)