Saturday, 7 June 2014

Medallion Suggestions, Anyone?

Andee, a keen follower of our MQGI blog, has been stitching away on her medallion quilt but has come to a point where she could use our help.  Please read on and see if you can toss an idea or suggestion her way.  Take it away, Andee....


I have been stalled on my modern medallion QAL quilt that the Modern Quilt Guild of Ireland has been doing...I finally just started playing around trying to figure out what to do next.  

I had the idea to put red on two sides and squares on the other two sides...then wanted to repeat the four patch that I had done earlier so I put those up there...then felt it needed more so I made that weird thing that is the top center (I was planning to add peach to all sides of it and randomly put it in the red strip--right now it is a block on a peach square on the strip).

Then I just wasn't sure I was nuts about it all, so I cut all the strips in half and sewed them together and tried putting red on two sides again...

I have not attached any of it.  I really think I like the first one better (now that I would have to completely remake all the parts but the corners, lol).  I do not have a great quantity of any solid color that is in this quilt other than the red and I am using layer cakes of the Fandango fabric.

Any suggestions?  Which is better or do you have a better idea?  I am a pattern follower and this entire quilt is out of my comfort zone!  I keep thinking I should call it done and put these odds and ends in the backing and be done with it!


  1. I prefer the second one, with the split squares. In the first layout they were slightly lost compared to the darker red

  2. Sorry I am so late commenting. I do really like the second, as the balance of colors across the quilt is better. It looks natural and very exciting. Great work!


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