Sunday, November 05, 2006

Something New

Here's a shot of the new project I started this weekend (while watching many episodes of West Wing). It's going to be a queen(ish)-sized wedding quilt for my cousin and her husband. They were married last April and I wasn't able to make it home for the wedding from Romania, so my goal is to finish it by their first anniversary. This will be the center block for a simple medallion quilt. It's 24" so far. Subsequent rounds will include flying geese, QSTs, etc. - maybe some Broken Dishes blocks, Pinwheels, or some of the Flyfoot blocks from Mereth's recent post. Suggestions are welcome - I've never made any kind of medallion before.

This is actually the center block from Lori Smith's Pieceful Nights, but the rest of the quilt will be quite different. My aunt (her mom) helped me pick out most of the fabrics two summers ago and these fabrics have crossed the Atlantic three times already. I hope next time they cross it in the form of a pieced top!

15 comments:

Cynthia said...

this is a very nice block for the medallion quilt you're going to make. I haven't made a medallion quilt before so i will be looking forward to seeing the progress with this quilt.

Fiona said...

Lovely centre for your quilt - it will look really effective. Looking forward to seeing the successive rounds.

Screen Door said...

Beautiful center. I bet this is one that's hard to let go of. Beautiful points.

Sweet P said...

What a stunning center for a quilt. I haven't made a medallion quilt yet so I'm no help suggesting the next step. But I'm going to watch your progress and learn how to make one.

Nadine said...

Jen, it's absolutely gorgeous , and so elegant !
Your piecing is extraordinary neat and precise ! (did you machine piece ?) Bravo !

Hugs and smiles,
NADINE.

Libby said...

Wow - you have a started on a quilt sure to be an heirloom. They will love it *s*

joyce said...

It is looking great already. I have never made a medallion but now seeing your start maybe...

Tazzie said...

Goodness me, what a complex block! I can't wait to see what comes next!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Britt said...

This is great--she'll definitely appreciate the work you put into it! I like the fall-ish colors and it seems New Englandy to me. You better hurry before you also owe her a baby quilt. :)

Simonetta said...

Indeed a beautiful center! Very beautiful the colors :)))

dot said...

Beautiful. Your plan sounds perfect.

Lisa D. said...

That's a really beautiful center medallion for your quilt. I just love the colors you're working with!

Dawn said...

Wow you have been busy! I still love that center! That is going to be amazing!

Shelina said...

Reading your posts backwards, I've come back to when you first started the medallion quilt. It is a beautiful center, and your fabric and color selection is great. It doesn't look too busy at all - and you're right, the strips of color do give a place to rest the eye. Your cousin is going to love it.

Adele said...

I love your quilt - I wonder if you remember what size the square for the center star is?