Sewing has Taken Place!

Yes, I have actually done some sewing! Two more disappearing nine patch blocks for my friend’s daughter’s quilt:

two pink blocks - finally

I really must get this finished so I can start making a fun, liberated quilt 😉

It’s been ages since I bought a quilting book, but when I heard Gwen Marston had a new one out – “Liberated Medallion Quilts” – I couldn’t resist.

liberated medallion quilts

It’s chock-full of inspiration, including quilts both from Gwen herself and her students:

inside liberated medallion (3)inside liberated medallion (2)inside liberated medallion (1)

I think medallion quilts are my preferred type. The fact that you don’t have to decide how it’s going to look from the start, you just make decisions border by border. It feels like a very organic process. Here’s the medallion quilt I made for Gman last year:

gman quilt complete

It started off as a regular log cabin quilt but I got bored with that, so turned it into a log cabin star, then made up borders as I went along. Instructions from Gman were for red and black only but luckily he didn’t mind the maverick splash of lime green 🙂

So, that’s what I want to be doing in my quilting life. But first to finish this blooming disappearing nine patch quilt. 16 blocks made, 4 more to go…

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8 thoughts on “Sewing has Taken Place!

  1. Thank you for your kind comment on my Etegami blog. Please visit it often and tell me what you think. I’ve never had the patience or dexterity to pursue quilting, but I sooo admire those who do. 🙂

  2. Andria says:

    Love your title, Viv….Sewing has taken place. Good for you! Can’t wait to see your liberated quilt. 🙂

  3. Thanks for posting pics from Gwen’s Liberated Medallions, I have not received my copy yet, so I was pleased to see my quilt (Test Pattern) posted on your blog! Made me smile:)

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I *had* to include your quilt in my post because it is my favourite in the whole book!! Hope you get your copy of the book soon.

  4. Ben Naga says:

    Sew … that’s what you’ve been up to.

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