June 15, 2019

Medallion Magic QAL Part 6

It's time for another installment of the Medallion Magic QAL 😊 This month we're adding the last borders to our quilt tops, meaning you'll soon have finished quilt tops!!
I'm aiming for this to be a slow, relaxed quilt along, with not so much to do each month that you can't keep up. We're all too busy to be stressing over keeping up with a QAL! Here's the schedule of events:

January 15th - Gather fabrics and pattern
February 15th - Cutting
March 15th - Center star
April 15th - Borders 1 and 2
May 15th - Borders 3 and 4
June 15th - Borders 5, 6 and 7 - we're here 😊
August 15th - Finish party link up opens

If you don't have your pattern yet, you can pick up your copy from my Etsy shop in either PDF or printed versions.

I know that adding two (or even three) borders in one month sounds like a lot, but one of my favourite things about this medallion quilt design is that 4 of the 7 borders are just plain fabric, which gives the pieced borders room to breathe. I've always found most medallion quilts are so busy it's hard to focus on anything and I intentionally designed Medallion Magic to allow the pieced borders to shine.

Here's my original Medallion Magic, made in Northcott fabrics:
Medallion Magic quilt | Devoted Quilter.com
Remember last month I was late for my own QAL? Well, not this month! I have my Island Batik Medallion Magic finished and I love, love, love it!
Medallion Magic quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
These box blocks come together quickly, especially since we cut all the pieces back in February. I know I've said it before, but aren't these Paisley Park fabrics from Island Batik gorgeous? The rich purple is still my favourite.
Medallion Magic quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Medallion Magic quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Medallion Magic quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I'm playing with the possibility of making a whole quilt (or two) with these blocks. They're so much fun to make and they're great for showing off pretty fabric when they're paired with a neutral background.

I really like how the borders look together in this picture 😊 It has been a lot of fun remaking one of my favourite quilts.
Medallion Magic quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to quilt this one. Whenever I think about it, all I can picture is how I quilted the first Medallion Magic, and I'd like this one to be different. I'm hoping new ideas will come to me once I get it basted. That will be one of my tasks once summer vacation starts at the end of the month.

If you haven't started your Medallion Magic quilt yet, there's still time to finish a quilt top or even the whole quilt before the finish party opens on August 15th. There are some wonderful prizes to be won from some great sponsors, too. You can see all of the available prizes here. Click here to get your pattern. I hope you'll join us!

There's no link up this month. The finish link up will start on August 15th and will stay open until August 31st. Quilt tops and finished quilts will be eligible for the prizes at that time 😊 Thanks for quilting along with me!

1 comment:

  1. I love your quilt. The colours are wonderful. I hope you come up with lots of quilting ideas...and then share them. I'm stressing already about how I'm going to quilt mine. LOL


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