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Saturday, April 21, 2012

MEDALLION QUILT

I called this medallion quilt, "Whatever Will I Do With All These Scraps?".  It started out from some scraps that were left over from another quilt.  I simply made too many units.  Well, I didn't really make too many units, I made the number the pattern called for and changed my mind about what size quilt I wanted.  So there they lay in the "Extras" drawer for a good while.  I have a lot of "parts and pieces" in the "Extras" drawer.

These flying geese, along with some Half-Square Triangles,  were the start of my idea to make another smaller quilt.  


These are some very bold colors in this fabric.
I headed off to my stash closet and started looking for a "focus" fabric to start the center of the Medallion.
I found this nice floral, but I had very little of it.  Actually, I think I only had about 20 inches of it.
I decided to cut the center square and then I had enough to make some cornerstones.

Now I had some other colors to play with. 
So I added the green as setting triangles and used the black as borders.


The thread for the quilting is a variegated red/yellow/green and it really stands out in the black borders.  The quilting pattern is called "Flying Geese".




Quilted in the green sections are flowers.


The back is pieced from one fabric.  See those flying geese?  That's how many were left after I completed the front of the quilt.


I made my label from those last Flying Geese.
It is so nice to have those out of the "Extras" drawer and being used in a quilt.



-sandi



8 comments:

  1. wow that is fantastic Sandi! I am- was- working on 1 with leftover Valentines blocks but now something else jumped in front of it. Love the Parts department!!!

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    1. I understand, Reena, it is hard to stay on one thing at a time. I would like to get all my strays used up and my ufos finished. Don't know if that will happen anytime soon.

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  2. Sandi what a great "extra" quilt - and your floral, the perfect touch!

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    1. Do you remember that floral from a few years back, Lynn? It is sometimes difficult to use it with something not in "its line".

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  3. Awesome Sandi..love the colors...

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    1. Those are some strong colors, aren't they?

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  4. How lovely! I don't know what to comment on first. The three flying geese on the back? The stitch design? The creative use of your scraps?

    The overall affect is one to look at over and over again.

    Thanks for sharing with those of us who look with anticipation for the next installment of your life and activities.

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    1. So glad you stop by and visit, Lucy. You are always so sweet with your comments.

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