I have only the bindings to hand sew down on a couple of quilts & that's a evening job while I watch Downton Abbey. So, after my last few efforts with colour experimentation (!!) & rather than start something new this close to Xmas, I thought I'd continue on with something that had a real pattern & a real plan!! ...the Marcelle Medallion quilt I began a little while ago. It's from the book Liberty Love by Alexia Marcelle Abegg.
As per the instructions, I am using Liberty fabrics as much as possible. However, I really don't have any large Liberty pieces, but luckily from now on the borders all seem to have a real scrappy look about them. The quilt is certainly busy with lots of piecing in it, & has a real vintage-y feel about it. I'm sure if I mix in my precious liberties with a few other bright fabrics, grey accents and dotty white backgrounds it'll all work!!!
There a few others making this quilt too, I found this...... Marcelle Medallion QAL Flickr Group
I know from experience that some quilts really do stay in that "to do" pile for ages/years and it was great today to pull out the pieces I had already sorted. And, Alexia actually recommends that one thinks of this "as a quilt to bite off in small chunks, working on just one border at a time, watching the quilt grow" !!!!
So today I got busy.......making 4 rows of 10 "tipsy triangles"....no, no that's not me, it's what Alexia actually calls them !!!! And I have to say her measurements are exact, from that initial center block to now, everything fits so nicely!!