This quilt, which I named the Milky Way Medallion, is my first entry for this years Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side. I realize I risk tiring everyone out with the same design (especially since I am working on a second version for pattern testing purposes) – but I just truly love how this quilt turned out in the end.
Inspired by the medallion quilts I have been seeing pop up here and there around the internet and I decided I wanted to try my hand at designing one myself and this quilt was my final result.
For color I wanted something fun – something to take my mind off the long MN winter and the final palate for this did the trick. I was inspired by a layer cake I created for my quilt shop out of the above fabrics. While I didn’t use all the same fabrics pictured above I did use a range of oranges, yellows, and greens and tried to make them flow from one color to the next (including taking the green back into orange). I then paired the bright colors with low volume grey and white background pieces.
|Close up of quilting – the variegated thread is noticeable, from far away it isn’t as much.|
For quilting I did an all-over meander in a yellow, orange, and green variegated thread, something I have never tried before on anything larger than a pillow. The thread blends in wonderfully and really helps tie the whole quilt together.
The finished quilt measures approximately 70″ x 70″ and I am entering this into the original design category – although I think it meets a few other categories as well. I am currently working on a second version of this quilt while I write up the pattern for it.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to vote on the 24- 30 of May and go check out the other beautiful entries!!