Wednesday, 25 February 2015

WIP Wednesday - More Marsala

So I thought it was time for a little update on my Marsala Medallion quilt.  I blogged about it here but I've used the same images in this post so if you're feeling lazy, you don't need to go back and read it again.


So, to recap, I'm making a quilt inspired by this lovely bunch of flowers from my mum, this is my fabric pull, and I'm making a medallion using traditional blocks and some of my own designs.


This is the first block.


This is the second block.


This is the third block.


And this is the block which will take centre stage in the middle of the medallion.  It's my own design and I'm really happy with how it's looking so far.  Now I just need to hand stitch down all the appliqué - this could take a while!


I am having way more fun with this quilt than I expected - to be honest I was a bit blah about Marsala to start with but these odd colours and fabric combinations make me happy.

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

I hope you're getting inspired and ready to work on your Marsala quilt too!

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12 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like your inspiration and the bright splashes of purple you are adding in, especially in the center of the medallion. I hope you find the hand stitching calming and meditative; I love to whip-stitch down binding for that reason and while I don't hand sew much else, I keep thinking one day I will and I hope it is a similar experience.

Lou said...

Wow! Love those colour combinations, can't wait to see it finished!

greeneggs said...

Absolutely spectacular! Your blocks are amazing. The centre medallion is just beautiful. The blue frame sizzles on the Marsala background. You've mastered Marsala! I can't imagine a better colour combo with Marsala.
I actually don't mind the colour, and somewhere in my head was this sort of colour blend. Deep, deep in my head because when I saw your block I thought 'that's it!'

Terri Ann said...

Marsala makes me very "ehhh" but the fabrics you pulled make me feel anything other than "ehhh" I'm loving the vibrant prints in block 3 and the perfect fussy cutting in block 1. I gotta get to my LQS and find some marsala to work with for the mini in my head.

Kate Yates said...

I really like the blocks you've made so far. Your inspiration bouquet is such a beautiful palette, it certainly makes marsala more exciting than I thought it would be. I love the vintage feel of your blocks.

mac said...

Your medallion design is beautiful.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Who knew AMH fabrics were so Marsala? Love you centre design :)

Linda said...

Love all your blocks, particularly the one ith the butterfly in the centre. This colour is not my favourite but you are making it sing. Well done!

Ali W said...

I too felt very uninspired by masala at first. I remember talking about it with some friends on Facebook and one of them commented that in a few months/year I would have all kinds of stuff in my house and wardrobe in the colour! Hmm, I seriously doubted it. Then my husband came home with a new car for me to try. It's a 1985 vintage car, so right back in the heyday of masala first time round, and guess what? The colour is divine!! Seriously, I love it! It has such depth (possibly because it is metallic) and is almost molten (like runny chocolate). However, even with a car that colour, I refuse to get home decor or clothes or make up in that colour range - think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman because that was when it was around the last time and as a pre-teen back then I have VERY painful memories of it!! LOL.

Love your quilt - you are doing a great job. (but I still won't have the colour in my house!!)

Patchwork and Play said...

You have 'nailed' Marsala and it's co-ordinating palette! This is going to be amazing Adrianne!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Yours is really pretty! I like how you took the flower photograph to choose your fabrics. I was wondering if there's a hashtag for Instagram? I posted my fabric choices there. Thanks!

Kirsten said...

Your Marsala blocks are just gorgeous Adrianne - love the richness of the colours together!