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Tuesday
Oct292013

MMQAL: Winner (and a quick tutorial link!)

Hi everyone! Hope you are all going well!

We are so close to the end of this quilt-along! Last week, we talked about border 7. I didn't really get a chance to talk about Border 8, but it's quite important, isn't it, if you end the quilt there! If it is your last border, remember that it will frame the quilt, and in my opinion, simpler is better. I chose a small blue spotty fabric for mine. It echoes the blue in the middle of the quilt and anchors it together.

DONE. Whew! #marcellemedallion #mmqal

But if you aren't stopping at Border 8...and you are making your quilt EVEN BIGGER...you are certainly not alone!

Since I am making this one for my son, I didn't need it to be larger than the pattern size, and I chose not to keep going. But I love the idea of making this big - taking it to a double, queen, or even king size quilt is such a delicious idea! I was not up to the task, but Chelsie was!

Chelsie created a gorgeous tutorial for making tiny churn dash blocks to become a 9th Border - please visit her blog and have a look. Also I stole a picture from her blog post. Aren't these GREAT?!

They are teensy and I think they capture the spirit of the quilt VERY well - I can't wait to see Chelsie's finished quilt!

There are MANY MORE excellent quilts in the Flickr Group - please head on over if you please and have a look. I am as always completely gobsmacked at the gorgeous quilts this QAL is turning out!

Another great border inspiration is Debbie over at Juniper Quilts. She took hers to 98"...and it is her SECOND Marcelle Medallion!

Yay. You are all so awesome. :)


Giveaway Time!

Last week we were offering TWO giveaways.

This sweet Nordika fat eighth bundle with accompanying perle cotton and mini Seam-Fix:

Giveaway October 22

And this Briar Rose charm pack, Hello Tokyo buttons, perle cotton and a tiny Turkish pin bowl:

Giveaway October 22

And this I did something a little different to Random.org...I had my husband choose his two favorites! He is not a quilter but he has had to put up with this QAL so I figured he deserved a little input! His two favorites from last week's linky were...

Mary on Lake Pulaski!

and

Katrin!

Congratulations! I've sent your emails out - as soon as I have your address I'll tuck those prizes in the post! Hooray!

Stop by tomorrow for the last giveaway and a few lovelies too!

Cheers,

Penny xx

 


 

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Reader Comments (2)

Penny, it has been so much fun to see all the variatiations on this quilt! It is such a fun one to make. If anyone is interested in continuing the medallion craze, I am hosting a QAL doing Jen Kingwell's medallion quilt 'midnight at the oasis'.
I hope you'll visit my blog for details!
Fabricsandflowers.blogspot.com

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I am so sad that I just now learned about this quilt-a-long! I am addicted to quilt-a-longs, and I have been drooling over this particular quilt for several months now. Had I known in August I surely would have joined in! Everybody's quilt tops look just fabulous, and I will probably be reading back and retroactively "quilting along" soon!

November 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentererin

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