Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blue Monterrey Medallions

It is no secret here at the shop that I just love the Monterrey Medallions Pattern by Atkinson Designs.  I have made it several times.  As you can see from the previous posts.

Monterrey Medallions - 1930's
Monterrey Medallions - Black Civil War

But I woke up early one morning and thought - How stunning would a Monterrey Medallions in Blue with a scrappy background be?

I used some wonderful blues.  Mostly civil war prints, but a few that had the right tones and blended with the civil war era made its way in there too.  I used a scrappy off white background in 12 prints to give it variety and texture.

The red in the quilt was Moda Marbles.  I just love the deep texture it gives compared to a solid red.

I knew the print that I wanted to use on the back of the quilt.  But, the quilt is a 90" x 90" and I just couldn't bring myself to getting 3 widths for just a few inches.  Since the quilt doesn't have a border, I couldn't trim a little off, so  I decided to make a row with the floating stars from the pattern and alternate it with a solid block.

It really makes a striking back and I got to use the fabric that I was really wanting to use.  I quilted with a basic meander pattern using Permacore Mother Goose thread.

Thanks for letting me share.  It is currently on display at the shop, so if you live close, come visit it in person.  We had it on display in our booth at the Elizabethtown, KY quilt show this past weekend and it was definitely an eye catcher.


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