Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monterrey Medallion by Atkinson Designs

Hot off the Quilt Frame is the Monterrey Medallions by Atkinson Designs.

Monterrey Medallion Book

I had this pattern booklet for a while now and could not decide what colors or if I wanted to make it scrappy like the photo on the pattern booklet.  But then we started getting in all the blacks in the Inkwell and American Gothic collections.  I just knew it was perfect for this stunning quilt.  It is now hanging at the shop.

I used one solid Moda Bella Natural - 12 for the background and the Moda Bella Kansas Red -120 for the contrast fabric.  The book has patterns for two version Simple and Challenge.  We chose the Challenge version,  the main visual difference is the red fabrics.  But I think that is what gives this pattern it's AHHHH!!! 

 The center is a large star with a log type block set on point.

The stars are simple Ohio star type blocks.

The outside is a Jacobs Ladder block.  I quilted it with a medallions, feathers and in the ditch.  I finished mine as the large 90" x 90".

I picked a light piece from the American Gothic Collection for my backing and bound it with a black print.  I just loved working with a scrappy type pattern, but in one color way.  It really adds contrast and texture, without looking busy.

Thanks for letting me share.