Monday, September 28, 2015

desert blooms medallion

Do you know Nancy?  She is fantastic and she has a fantastic new book.  A few weeks ago Nancy allowed me to sew one of the quilts from her book as a little preview for all of you.

Meet the Desert Blooms Medallion.
desert blooms medallion
I love that squash blossom block as the center square.
desert blooms medallion
Since the pattern is called the "Desert Blooms Medallion," I tried to stick with a desert-y color scheme which was quite uncomfortable.  But sometimes it is good to work with uncomfortable colors.
desert blooms medallion
The most uncomfortable part was the peach.  I made the peach flying geese and hung them in my sewing room for two weeks before I sewed them on.  I'm still not sure if they were the best choice but I grew to like them.
desert blooms medallion
I kept the quilting pretty simple with some crosshatching.  The lines are 3" apart.  Since there are a lot of small-ish pieces in the quilt, I wanted the quilting to keep it drape-y.  
desert blooms medallion
Do you want to see more patterns from Quilting From Every Angle?  Check out Nancy's blog and the #quiltingfromeveryangle hashtag on Instagram.

Note that if you plan to make this quilt, please check out the Errata page.  

13 comments :

  1. Perhaps it was uncomfortable for you to sew with this colors, but - WOW -
    what a beautiful quilt you made!!
    Best wishes!

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  2. Gorgeous quilt~you did good. Received Nancys' book last week and have been drooling over the beautiful pictures. Still haven't decided what pattern to do first.

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  3. I think the peach flying geese give your eye a place to rest on the quilt. In the end, good choice!

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  4. I know what you mean by uncomfortable colors - I've been working through a quilt with said colors. But yours looks lovely. I love tat design.

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  5. These would be uncomfortable colors for me too, but look at the awesomeness that you made!!! A good lesson for me to get out of my comfort zone. Such a beautiful quilt- great job!

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  6. I don't see many medallion quilts, and it's a shame because they are so wonderful. Yours is fabulous, and I do like the peach!

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  7. Your fabrics are perfect for the quilt. Great job!

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  8. Wow, this is a gorgeous quilt, great colour choice!

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  9. I love your colour palette -- it reminds me very much of handwoven textiles like I see on my weaving blogs. Just lovely!

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  10. Looks great. I really like the peach-ish/coral and navy color combination. Great job!

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  11. Sewing outside your comfort zone is a great idea...you've learned that you can work in these colors. I know this because your quilt is fantastic! Definitely give it another go working with some of these colors: you're great at handling them.

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  12. Lovely quilt design - I'm inspired to get the book. They are not really my comfort colours either but it really works, you have done a great job.

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  13. I love this quilt! Colors are great. Congratulations on the finish!

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