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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Da da daaaaah!

There's nothing like a visit to my parents' and a potential pretty photo shoot to get me to put the pedal to the metal and get things done.

My Marcelle Medallion has been a long time coming since the top was completed, very out of character, but I wanted the quilting and backing to be perfect.  I think I sussed it.  I love this quilt...
OK, I took loads of photos, and here they are!!






The Full Details:

Pattern - Marcelle Medallion from Liberty Love by Alexia Marcelle Abegg
Top - mix of Liberty and other high & low prints, mostly from here, here, here and here
Back - IKEA print plus Liberty and low volume charms
Binding - Tula Pink - Prince Charming Fern, in Indigo
Pieced & Quilted - Aurifil 50wt 2021
Spiral quilting from the centre out
Finished size c. 57" square


You don't need to hear me rave on and on, but I have to say this is the quilt I am most proud of; that I didn't rush for the sake of a finish (and a FAL tick), and that has cemented my love for Liberty completely! 

64 comments:

  1. Just incredibly beautiful! So worth the time. Liberty heaven!

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  2. It is beautiful and the quilting is great. And isn't it uncanny how well the Ikea print works? I've seen it in several quilts and used it too and I've been in awe how a little addition of e.g. pieced strip of the quilt top fabrics or a block makes it perfect for each of the quilts. And it's nice and soft, too.

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  3. Love it, it's amazing! Going on the 'to do' list. Your quilts are always fantastic

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  4. I love it! It turned out so great! I need to finish some things up but once I do starting this quilt is at the top of my project list!

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  5. That's a wonderful finish, and some lovely photo's, too!!

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  6. Its absolutely beautiful Hadley

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  7. It is just amazing - I LOVE the pops of bright pink. And you know how I said I was going to use the same backing as you? My binding is a Prints Charming voile. Spooky!

    (P.S. I also am most proud of the care and time taken with my own - I'm not sure I've ever enjoyed piecing a top so much. I don't want to finish but I've only the last border to go. )

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  8. OMFG! It's amazing. I almost want to get the book and make one only who could top this one?!

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  9. Oh my, you have the most amazing quilt there :)

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  10. That is one beautiful quilt Hadley..you should be proud indeed. Great job on the quilting.x

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  11. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, it's gorgeous, not jealous, not one little bit, much! *sulk*

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  12. Gosh it's lovely--both front and back! I'd be really proud of it too!

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  13. So pretty!! Love the colors and the circular quilting is awesome.

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  14. It is absolutely beautiful...I do have the pattern, but haven't dared to start yet. What a wonderful job!

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  15. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm just starting the quilting on mine, and I can hardly wait to be done. I love the spiral quilting!

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  16. Everything about this one is wonderful! Love the giant script fabric on back.

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  17. I love it, too!!! Fabulous fabrics, pattern, quilting - wonderful!

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  18. Love how your quilt turned out!

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  19. Absolutely Stunning! I am inspired again and can't thank you enough for sharing this beauty with us!

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  20. OH MY!!! This is drop dead gorgeous. What a special treasure!

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  21. Stunning. Your fabrics work so well together.

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  22. Such a beautiful quilt Hadley - really love your quilting! Great photos too!

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  23. This one has me smitten too

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  24. Gorgeous and it's on my list once I've finished up the couple of quilts that are hanging around here!

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  25. oh this is just lovely and enjoyed seeing all your pics! Congrats on a really amazing finish!

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  26. I think this is my favourite finish of yours too...even surpasses that quilt third from left in your header. Well done.

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  27. such a gorgeous quilt, and it is clear how much time, effort and love you have put into making it :-)

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  28. That is very beautiful and you should be very proud of it. I love the colours you have chosen.

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  29. ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE...and so inspiring!!! Well done

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  30. It is just stunning! I love everything about it! Well done you!

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  31. It turned out beautiful ~ love the photos!

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  32. Beautiful -- you SHOULD be proud!

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  33. Beautiful...love the design, love the fabric ,love the colours, love the back...clever girl!

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  34. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  35. Gorgeous, and such pretty colours. juliex

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  36. stunning quilt and love how you have photographed. xxx

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  37. Simply stunning. I love it so much there are no words!!

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  38. It is amazing, and I can't wait to see it at retreat. Just saying!

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  39. This is just gorgeous. Well done!!!

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  40. Ohhhh . .. I love it too ! It's WONDERFUL !

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  41. It's gorgeous, Hadley! You should be very proud! And your parents place is so lovely and picturesque.

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  42. This is such a beauty! And a great photo shoot too :)

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  43. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said, but well done lovely, it's a beaut!

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  44. WOW! Gorgeous! I wish I had your talent!

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  45. I looks like a quilt you'd find on a bed 100 years ago but majorly updated - comfy, cozy, ready to be used and loved for another hundred years. So gorgeous!

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  46. It's fantastic!

    That number print- is it one of the thicker Ikea cottons? I'm using one on the back of my current quilt and because it's heavier than the top it's being a bit of a nightmare....

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous. I want to do the Marcelle myself but it's having to wait due to a teeny backlog of projects at the moment

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  48. EEEEEEEEE!!!!! You've outdone yourself, Hadders. Amazing.

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  49. BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love it!

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  50. So beautiful! The circle quilting really adds to it - keeps the eye moving around, following the flying geese! Congrats!

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  51. Hadley, I am going to rave on and on. It's beautiful! It's the best Marcele Medallion I've seen. Yours is so pretty and some I've seen are downright ugly, sorry everyone. I love the aqua fabric. The circle quilting is perfect. Well done! Great photos too.

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  52. It's absolutely gorgeous, Hadley - I wouldn't have blamed you a second for raving on! Keep Proud and Rave on. :-)

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  53. Hi there
    every aspect of this quilt is gorgeous. Its brilliant. How did you 'do' the spiral? Did you mark the top or use a space bar on a walking foot? Or another way?

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  54. This quilt is stunning! I love the colours and the quilting, I can see why you love it, I do too.

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