Monday, June 3, 2013

Quilting progress on Medallion Sewalong

I'm working on 2 applique projects. One is a block for Green Tea and Sweet Beans and the second is the center for Medallion Sewalong with Lori at Humble Quilts and Randy of Barrister's Block. Over the weekend I finished the first pinwheel border and cut all the triangles for the second pieced border. Using mostly CW fabrics from my CW quilt plus some surprises like a piece of batik for the bird :0)

I am using lots of colors from poison greens, cheddars to turkey reds to make it sparkle. I love how Kathie at Inspired By Antique Quilts is able to do that so well. Here is a picture of the applique before borders. I added a small 1/4 inch border to frame the center block. More borders to come...
My applique is a combination of fusible and turned edge... stems and leaves are fusible, the rest are turned edge and all are machine stitched. The stitching on the edge of the basket is one of five different blanket stitches on my machine, this one gives it a nice outline edge. The stems and leaves are a different stitch using a green Glide thread. Click HERE if interested for a tutorial on how I do my machine applique. I don't always use fusible but these leaves were really small, the stems are very curved and the block is 13" x 13" so I opted for fun and easy! Thank you Lori and Randy!

More projects in the works. Doreen at Aunt Reen's Place is hosting a new project June Jelly Roll sew along starting this week and Judi of Green Fairy Quilts just posted her first sew along using one of her really cute patterns Flower Patch. Judi plans a tutorial for quilting designs! Love her work! Sew many great projects! Just not enough time :0)  


  1. Hey and I got to see it in person today! It is so sweet!! Thank you Jo for your wonderful quilting on my Swoon!! It makes it proud!!! Love, Pam

  2. Your Medallion quilt is already looking quite beautiful! Your center block is wonderful and I love your mix of civil war fabrics.

  3. It really gained a lot of pizzaz after after the border! Nice work!!

  4. Nice fabric selection. Love the green mixed in. I am working on color placement for the current round and just not satisfied. I have to play some more.


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