The Milky Way Medallion quilt I have been working on for some time now is finally finished! I named the quilt after the the Milky Way galaxy because I wanted to emphasize the stars on the quilt, hopefully the name will evoke thoughts of space not of a delicious chocolate and caramel candy bar.
Since learning to meander a few months back I have been itching to try it on a full size quilt and knew that this was the perfect quilt for it. I used a variegated Star brand white, yellow, orange, and green thread that blended beautifully with all the fabrics. I was a little nervous about using the thread since it was my first time using the brand and it thicker than the thread I normally use.
After finishing the quilting I can say I love the look of the thread but man did it shed and create a ton of lint build-up in my machine. A small price to pay for the result I achieved because it really pulled all the fabrics together without taking away from the design of the quilt.
For the back of the quilt I used an extra wide backing fabric in green called Spin by Windham Fabrics. I bound it in Artisan Spirit Shimmer Metallic Silver Speckles and Dots fabric by Northcott fabrics. I have to say it is one of my fabric lines so simple but beautiful!
I had a blast making my first medallion quilt and I am working on the pattern for this quilt. It will probably require me to make a second version to make sure I get the measurements right but I don’t think I’ll mind.
Thanks for all the encouragement and support I recieved while creating this quilt! I hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story
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WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio
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