I have been wanting to make or design (and make) a medallion quilt for a little while now. I had been playing around with designs and finally settled on the design below and decided I would sew up a top at my April 2023 Quiltn' Sisters retreat.
I debated about how I would use color in the quilt, and settled on the idea of not using any color at all. Instead, I used two Michael Miller solid fabrics: black and charcoal. I love how soft Michael Miller solids are.
So is this a medallion quilt? I'm not sure. It's more like a quilt with four quadrants or blocks with some flying geese sashing. Whatever you want to call it, it is unlike other quilts that I've made or designed before.
When trying to photograph the quilt, I realized just how thin those soft Michael Miller fabrics were! For that reason, I decided to use black batting for the first time. The batting I used was Quilter's Dream Poly Select Midnight Batting and is a little thicker than the Warm & Natural batting that I am used to using in quilts.
I had the quilt quilted by my long-arm quilter with the Dizzy Lizzy pattern that I've used a couple of times in the past (you can see one here and here and here). I love the texture (visual & physical) that it adds to a quilt.
I bound the quilt in "Plum" from Michael Miller. Just a little bit of color in this quilt.
The quilt finishes around 66" x 66".
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