Wednesday, 19 February 2014

WIP Medallion Baby Quilt

It's a real work in progress here today.  I'm making my centre panel using hexies for the Medallion-A-Long hosted by the Modern Quilt Guild of Ireland.  It's open to anyone to join in.  It's tons of fun but I'm a little behind schedule.

I'm supposed to have a centre panel and the first border on by now bringing this up to 24.5" square.  Well, I'm not following path 1, I'm doing the slightly improvised while still following guidelines path 2!  My centre block is rectangular measuring 18.5 x 24.5" already without the first border on and will hopefully measure 24.5" x 30.5" when border 1 is done.

I have a balloon and a kite all basted up and ready for joining.  I underestimated the time it takes to hand piece hexagons so still working on these guys!

There will be clouds in front of the sun (this is Ireland after all!) and I found this lovely cloud like fabric in a new bundle of Tailored by Annette Tatum.  I bought this on sale from Craftsy and it has lovely pastel colours going through.  Very baby quilt friendly.

 The guidelines are to introduce as many fabrics as you want to use in the quilt in the first third and as I'm making this from a mixture of scraps and stash I've gone a bit mad.  I've got multi-coloured flowers and will have 2 little bees from the pastel fabric buzzing around them.

So far the plan for the first border will be a chequerboard with hearts in the corner.  I'm going to need 3" hearts so I'm hoping to draw up a template and paper piece them! 
 So a bit behind but making progress.  Linking up to Modern Quilt Guild of Ireland and
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  1. This is such a cute idea for a Babyquilt!

  2. It's really cute, love the hexagon balloons...

  3. this is ridiculously adorable!!!

    Stopping by from Lee's hop as usual :)

  4. This is brilliant Ruth! You're so creative with those hexies. A hexie project has long been on my "want to make" list, but you're making me want to do it NOW. :-)

  5. I am jumping in on this too, but cannot find the linky ( I missed the first one..) but loving your hexi ideas!

  6. This is so adorable! Good luck! How many rounds of borders are there?

  7. I LOVE it! You are making great progress. It really is a clever idea! Can't wait to see more!

  8. This is going to be so great, Ruth! I love how different each of our medallions look - yours is super unique, creative, adorable and will be a huge hit.


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