So I'm very happy to share with you my finished Mini Medallion quilt.
Funnily enough, although I liked the fat quarters I received, I had never used those colours before, and they didn't really match much in my stash. I naturally added a few more fat quarters (as you do when you win something) and now they have grown on me and they are creeping in everywhere!
The Mini Medallion pattern was designed by Chrissie of Sewlux, but released month by month by Clover and Violet. You can find the final pattern here, with links back to all the previous patterns if you're interested. The final pattern was released in November, so I guess it's not too bad that I finished my quilt in March. There are plenty more people who started but haven't finished yet.
This quilt along is the reason I joined Instagram. I had resisted up until that point, but I wanted to see what fabrics everyone was using, and there was no traditional linkup, so I had to join Instagram. I'm so glad I did now, because I've not only met lovely quilters, I've also met a lot of embroidery people from all over the world. Yes, it can be a time waster, but I find I'm looking at Instagram rather than magazines or non fiction books. It's a huge source of inspiration for me, as well as a way to connect with like minded people.
I hand quilted my mini medallion because I like the extra control it gives me. I used different
coloured Perle 8, and some regular quilting cotton. I used a blue washout pen to mark quilting lines.
The backing is a lovely fabric called Seeing Spots by Michael Miller. I bought 2 metres of it when I saw it really cheap in a shop. It ties in so well.
Finally, some shots to show how difficult it is get good help around here:
Finished size 36" x 36"
Backing Michael Miller Seeing Spots
I'm linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday and WIP Wednesday.