One of the guild projects at my guild this year is to have members make a medallion quilt. I have to admit when I heard this at first I groaned. Medallion quilts don’t do it for me for one and for another I wasn’t sure I wanted different people working on quilt for me with different skill sets, fabric choices , colour preferences and senses of style.
But then I heard more about this medallion quilt project. We were each to make our entire quilt. We’d make a centre and then every month we’d be given some choices for our next round. We were in complete control. The control freak part of me quite liked this. And going out of my comfort zone I thought wouldn’t be a bad thing. So I’ve decided to jump in and participate.
I’ve made my centre block and I’ve used my stash of Alison Glass Fabrics and a Northcott dark grey fabric and came up with this block:
The first round will be announced shortly. I can’t wait to find out what blocks I will be asked to use. I know it will both stress me out and challenge my creative skills.
20 thoughts on “Medallion Quilt Project”
I love your thought process on this quilt project. It is similar to how I think I would react in a similar situation. 🙂
Love the medallion and colors you used!
This is a great block. “Me too” on the control freak, that’s why I don’t do commissioned work. In my defense, I worked as a Cosmetologist from ’87-2005 and I really didn’t have any control. But when I make a quilt I like to enjoy the process without worrying if they will like it. I make what I like and I like it that way. I look forward to seeing how this progresses. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.
Navy was a terrific choice for the background. All the bright colors just pop and sparkle.
Oh that sounds fun!! I like that you are in total control… and I love your choices so far!!
Very pretty block!
Looks like a great start. I’m sure you’ll love the process and the finished quilt. Thank you for linking up to TGIFF.
It looks like a great beginning! It will be fun to watch the progress.
You are off to a wonderful start! I’ll be eager to watch this quilt grow.
I’m with you on Round Robin type quilts, but I’ve heard of others doing the method your guild is doing and I think that would be a challenging adventure. Good luck!
That is a very pretty beginning! I love the star design that shines through!
This is a great start! I did a round robin quilt once and felt the same way about it as you do. Different skill sets, styles etc. can be risky business! I like the way your guild has it set up!
Round robin quilts would stress me too, for the very reasons you listed. AG fabrics are some of my favorite and look so pretty in your block. Thanks for sharing your project on MCM.
This is great for your center block and lots of color choices to use from here on out. A kinda controlled from of trying something new…I like it 🙂
Hi Yvonne! I’m not a huge fan of medallion quilts either, but your center block may convince me otherwise. I just LOVE all the different colors and fabrics you chose. Hmm, I wonder what comes next?! It is nice that you have control over where it goes, and I look forward to seeing its final destination. Thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne
Good luck with your project – you’ve a great start!
So far you’ve got a great beginning. It will be fun to see where this project goes. Try not to stress out — just have fun.
Well, you are off to a great start! Love the bright colours you have picked.
Oh, the dichotomy between being in control and being in challenge! I like your center block. It’s a promising start.
I can confer with your thoughts and fears about committing to a round robin quilt, but this sounds fun. Communal yet individual. Thanks for linking to Colour & Inspiration Tuesday.