Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MARIE: Month 4 Complete

Yippee!  I finally finished Month 4.  I'm a few months behind schedule, but am happy to be making progress.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

4th month complete!

Marie's Month 3 Complete

Wow, this is a challenging, but fun quilt.  Thanks Deana for the great pattern and concise instructions.  The quilt is complicated, but with your instructions it goes together well.  I can't wait to start the next phase.

The colors are a little off in the photo.   I think I will take the next picture in better light after I finish the next set of blocks.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deana: top finished!

I have just finished Jessi's Medallion!  Hooray!!  This project has been easy and fun, and Jessi loves it.  It will be a couple of months before I get it quilted, but I am still happy to have it this far.  I will get the binding and the lining pieced today and put them away.  I always prep the bindings so I don't lose the fabric or use it for something else.

P.S.  Month 5 goes pretty fast.

Next step...a horse quilt for my son.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Month 3

You're right Deanna, it was a doozy!  Glad to have this completed.  Looking forward to July's. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Deana: one more month

I plan to finish the pattern and email it August 1st. If anyone has already downloaded Month 4, I just realized that I forgot to email you the paper piecing patterns so watch for another email.  Thanks to all who have encouraged me along in this big project!  It has been fun!

I am starting a new online group project in Sept 1st.  It will be lots of fun so let your quilty friends know about it.  The more the merrier. 

Here is the link that tells more about it.

I hope to see all your quilts finished and posted at some point.  Thanks for testing my pattern!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Deana's Month 4 (July)

If you worked ahead  on the extra blocks you cut out in month 3 then month 4 will go pretty fast.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Deana's Month 3 complete!

I just barely completed month 3 of Jessi's Medallion.  Now it is time to get month 4 tested before it comes out in July.  I am pleased with how it is coming.

Just a note:  the Arrow Head blocks are not sewn on yet but are just laid next to the center.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kari and Gaylene's Fabric

Here is Kari's progress on Month 1.  I LOVE her fabrics!

Below are Gaylene's vibrant fabrics.  I LOVE that green!  Her green will go where the red is and the purples are the blues.  Looks like a fun quilt.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Kari's material

Kari is well on her way with the first month.  The colors are very well put together with a country feel to them.  They will make a beautiful quilt.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Month 3 pattern emailed today

Month 3 pattern was emailed today so watch for it.

Thanks everyone!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Deana: Month 3 progress

I have been working hard to check the pattern for month 3 of Jessi's Medallion before I release it.  Below is a photo of the progress so far.  I just love what those four arrow points do to the total look of the quilt!

Tracy's 2nd month completed!

Well it is the last day of the month, but here is my finished 2nd month assignment.  I have had plenty to keep busy with and so sewing has had to be put aside.  This is such a fun sewing project.  I love to watch fabric choices come to character in a quilt because they never turn out the way you first in vision them to.  I also really enjoy taking a pattern that seems overwhelming and by small steps it comes together like a great big puzzle.  Thanks Deana for asking me to participate in this project.  It was just what I was looking for in a quilt project.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lyn's Progress

Here is Lyn's progress.  It shows all of month 1.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Marie's Month 1 complete

Here are my April blocks.   I hope to get on schedule by the middle of June.  This is a fun quilt Deana.  I was so happy when all those little pieces fit together.  I'm excited to get started on the next set of blocks.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Month 2 -sorry the picture is blurry around the edges.

Sorry the picture is blurry around the edges

The garden is now going to occupy most of my time.  The problem is I have too many "Loves". 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Deana: Month 2 done!

I finally got the May blocks finished.  Here they are attached to the rest!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hello, everyone!

Now that I figured out (with the help of daughter-in-law) how to post I wanted to try adding this other picture just for a test. 

Lyn's Quilt - Month 1

I received a picture of Lyn's quilt showing most of last month's blocks finished.  The parts that look white are actually a pale green batik.  I love seeing one done in a reversal of shades (lights and darks reversed)!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Phyllis: Month 1 finish

Below is a picture of Phyllis' quilt.  I love it!  I hope to see all of yours soon.

Month 2 is being emailed tonight!

Hello Jessi's Medallion Quilters!  I just finished testing month 2 patterns and am in the process of emailing all of you right now.  Below are the blocks that I have made so far.  I am really liking them.  

Please post your progress on the blog for all to see.

Thank you.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lyn's Fabric

Below is a photo of Lyn's fabric.  She has not added her gradients to this photo but has them.  She hand quilts and cannot see her stitches on dark fabric, so she is making this quilt in positive/negative reverse.  Her lights and darks will be reversed, so that will be fun to see.  With the purple fabric as the exception, she has chosen Batiks (my personal fabric of choice).

I wanted to take a minute and share the story of her fabric selection for this project.  Lyn is my mother and we traveled to Hawaii with my two sister and two nieces.  Mom really wanted to make a Hawaiian quilt and buy the fabric there.  We only had time to stop at one little shop in Honolulu, but it was in a scary area of town so we really did not want to stay long.  She could not find a Hawaiian pattern she liked, so she settled on a book of Ricky Tims for a pattern she liked.  We assisted her in selecting the fabric shown here meant for that quilt.  When she got back to the condo that night she was looking at the pattern which was extremely detailed heavy hand applique.  She asked, "Do you think I bought enough fabric to make Jessi's Medallion out of this fabric instead of the Ricky Tims quilt?"  We did some math and decided she could if she purchased another piece to go with it and switched the darks and lights.   So, this will be a fun quilt to see finished because these fabrics were not intentionally selected for Jessi's Medallion.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Phyllis' Fabric

Phyllis emailed me a picture of her fabric and here it is.  Isn't it lovely?

She told me her darks are browns even though they may not look it in the photo (unless she changed her mind and got something else).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  Tracy's Fabric

      Here are my fabric choices.  The medium gray sure is taking on a blue color in this photo, my colors are black, dark gray, and medium gray with a Burgundy swirl, pale yellow, olive green, burgundy, and pale pink with a burgundy swirl through it..  I am liking my yellow (which is Deana's white.)  It has fun colors in it that seem to take on the color of whatever is sewn next to it.

This is my center and log cabins.  I will get sewing on the spikes and X's another day.  I am enjoying this new project, I hope everyone else is as well.

Marie's Fabric

I purchased my fabric.  On my computer the light color looks quite beige, but it is a pale yellow and the orange is not as dark as it shows in the picture.   I'm excited to start cutting into the fabric.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Deana's month 1

Yay!  I got the first month done for Jessi's Medallion.  I am pleased with it and hope she will be too.

Here is the center...

with the first round of log cabin blocks...

and then the next round started.  We will finish this round and add others in May.

It is all assembled EXCEPT for the orange spike blocks.  They will be added next month.

Please post your progress to the blog when you get started.  I would love to see all of your fabric when you purchase it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jessi's Fabric

Jessi and I went shopping last week even before I had all the yardages finalized.  We got lucky on the amounts.  Here is a photo of what she picked out.  Her favorite color is orange.  I am not particularly fond of it, but I think it will be beautiful in this quilt.  Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the turquoise.  She picked one Batik and Batiks are my absolute favorite.  I can't wait to dive in!

I am still finalizing the Month 1 pattern.  I know most of you have not yet purchased fabric so I hope that means I have a couple of days.  I am very close. 

Introductions from Tracy

     Hello, my name is Tracy.  I received the invite by Deana personally to make this quilt.  I had been thinking of a new quilt design I could start.   I wanted one to be a lot of work and a challenge.  I agreed to make this quilt before I even seen it knowing the talent Deana has in quilting and design.  I was encouraged to look at it first and then to let her know.  I am stunned at this detailed design and can't wait to see it come together month by month. My biggest challenge will be choosing the fabric so this quilt can turn into a masterpiece.
     I have been quilting for about 8 years with the exception of when I was a little girl with my mothers help.  My mom taught me the basics of sewing, but Deana taught me the art of quilting.  I live several hundred miles from Deana so our teaching/learning sessions have mostly been been by phone and email.  She has a true gift of explaining in ways that even a beginner can understand, but her quilting knowledge is vast.
     I have 4 sons and a sweet husband who tolerate my quilting habits.  They are complimentary and kind.  They also give me personal time to enjoy my quilting hobby. I look forward to working on this project with each of you. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello from Marie

I am excited to start this new project.  When I saw Deana's post I knew I had to make this quilt, and it is so much more fun to do it together so I am putting a few unfinished projects on hold for a while so that I can make this quilt.

I have been sewing since I was a teenager.  I made my own prom dress and a black wool coat that got a blue ribbon at the State Fair.  I have four daughters and I made most of their clothes when they were little and had fun making a few prom dresses and then bridesmaid dresses for them.  I always saved some fabric from the clothing I made for them so that I could make them a quilt with those pieces when they grew up.  I loved making those quilts.  When our grandchildren were born  I made a baby quilt for each of them.  At first I didn't make pieced quilts, then I got the bug to piece quilts and the last 6 grandchildren got pieced quilts.  I loved making pieced quilts and am now working on making a nice queen sized quilt for each of our 16 grandchildren to receive as a gift when they get married.

I am looking forward to this new quilt challenge and am excited to see all of your creations and progress.  I am always in awe of Deana's talents and thank her for this beautiful design and for teaching me so much of what I know about quilting.  She has been my inspiration to learn new techniques and broaden my quilting horizons.  Thank you Deana!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hello and Welcome!

Hello Jessi's Medallion quilt makers!  I want to welcome you to our little corner of the world where we will share our progress on this project.  Please introduce yourself to the group.

If you need help blogging, please email Deana and she will help you to get started. Although blogging is not required to join us, it is highly recommended because it is fun to see each other's progress.  If you would prefer to email photos to Deana and have her post them to the blog, that is fine.

To tell a little about me, I love quilting and have been doing it for around 17 years.  My wonderful mother-in-law taught me how to design my own blocks right from the start and it has been a passion ever since.  This quilt was created for my daughter.  I have made her a few quilts for her hope chest but wanted to make one special one.  She looked through magazines and patterns and quilt photos online but really wanted a custom design.  I followed her lead and ideas and ended up with "Jessi's Medallion".  Now I am honestly wondering what I got myself into. 

Thanks for joining me!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A sew-along

 A sew-along   It will be fun!

I am so excited to reveal this quilt I designed for my daughter with her color choices in mind.  I plan to get started on it in April.  If anyone would like to make it with me online and help me test the pattern, please leave a comment or email me at mamiebudgeese@hotmail.com.

I think I have decided to call it "Jessi's Medallion".

I will offer the pattern for $12 to anyone who wants to sew along with me.  The price will double after the sew-a-long as we will be getting the kinks out of it for now.  I plan to release the pattern as we go, not all at once.  It will be offered via email in pdf format.  The pattern has some paper piecing, strip piecing, and some regular rotary cutting/piecing.  The quilt is 90" x 90" square to fit a queen sized bed.  The large white circle fits right on top of the bed with the borders hanging down. 

The project will begin in April and end in November of this year.

If you want to join, email Deana at mamiebudgeese@hotmail.com or leave a comment on this post.

 I am also submitting this design to the Red and White Quilt Challenge.  I think it will be absolutely stunning in reds and whites!!  I can even picture it in blues and whites (my color choice).  I wish my daughter wanted it in red and white so I would not have to make two quilts.

I flipped a few blocks on this one, so it has a little bit different look in the center.