Mountmellick Medallion – Almost Completed

Greetings from a cool 47 degrees in South Texas! Finally! Life is still calm and good. I have hade a most productive 9 days with my quilting projects. Friday I quilted my Heart quilt and it felt good to finish, but I do believe I pushed the envelope quilting it in 6 hours. When I originally loaded the quilt in May I had decided to do a meandering with circles. I  do free motion quilting on my long arm as it is not computerized. During the last 30 minutes of the marathon quilting spree I noticed that the brain, hands and eyes just decided that they did not want to do that pattern anymore! But I quickly ripped that error and finished! This quilt was made in 2003 and was my first attempt at needle turn appliqué.  I really had to laugh at my stitches – they were 1/4″ apart!!!! Now I appliqué at 1/8″ stitch! Practice does help – LOL  (Still have the binding to do but maybe tomorrow)

My Heart Quilt

Quilt Back

Quilting Stitches

Saturday I did a marathon appliqué recoup day on my broderie perse MM Medallion. Yesterday I finished the center, but still have small flowers (paper pieced hexagons) to do but that should not take too long. I am going to enjoy making this quilt.   Each border will be a mystery as far as fabric selection goes as I will select them as I go! I decided that I would only do circles where the swag pieces meet and not the diamonds that Di Ford did on her quilt. So now I will sew them and move on to the hexagon flowers which should be fun as the hexagon are 1/2″. I am very pleased with my color selection. I took a chance that I may find another piece of the Dutch Chintz that I am using but figured that was a pipe dream. But, alas, I found a fat quarter and a 1/2 yard piece on Easy. The fabric is coming from Australia. YEA!

Mountmellick Medallion Progress

I am also working on Block 5 of Sweet Stitches. This block is a group of flowers in a vase with a couple of bees buzzing around!

On to the handwork and having a good sewing day!  Hoping your day goes well!

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday Sew Can SheEm’s Scrap BagBOM’s AwayFiber Tuesday;   Esther’s Wednesday WOWSew, Stitch, Snap, SHOWSew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdayShow and Tell Monday with Bambi

20 thoughts on “Mountmellick Medallion – Almost Completed

  1. I love the fabrics in your MM quilt, so pretty! And those large florals are perfect for broderie perse. Great quilting on your ‘heart’ quilt too. Thanks for sharing with ‘sew stitch snap SHARE’

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    • Thx, I order some back in 2014 that are in my stash. I had high hopes of working with them before now. Also webfabrics.net has some. Happiness is Quilting in Plano Texas has the
      polish cotton’ ones – $39.00 a yard!!!!! I had never heard about the fabric until I started in Reproductions and Di Ford MM. The ones from Web Fabrics are different and sell for $22 a yard. EXPENSIVE but they work up so pretty using Broderie Perse projects.

      I checked out the website!!!! Think I have already have enough of the fabric – now if I ever use it all up ….. maybe. I really loved myself in 2014 didn’t I. Never thought in my lifetime I would pay that much for fabric that I would cut up!!!! Thx for commenting!

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  2. oooo – Your medallion is so pretty – I do really like the circles in place of the diamonds there! And your heart quilt turned out great! It’s the best feeling, getting those older UFOs finished up, isn’t it? I’ve got plenty. . . !`

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    • Thank you. It took a day or so to finish fabric selection. This is the first BP for me – it was a fun process and have a lot more quilts to make using that process. UFO’s????? I have at least 5 projects begging me to get with the program. I do believe all quilters have different projects going on. Thx for commenting.

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