Monday, October 6, 2014

Home For Christmas Medallion Quilt

Over the weekend, I put the finishing touches on my new Home For Christmas Medallion quilt. 
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I used Kona Cotton solids for all of the piecing.
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Please ignore the horse manure in picture below. Yes, I will step in horse manure to get the perfect lighting for a photograph! It was worth it!
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I love a quilt all rolled up. It's a bundle of happiness just waiting to be used.
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The center star of the medallion is three concentric stars. This is surrounded by presents with colorful bows. The next border is peppermints. Christmas trees and corner ornaments surround the peppermints. A candy cane border surrounds all those Christmas trees. Finally, a border of bright suburban houses finishes the quilt with corner friendship stars.
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I love that the quilt doesn't scream "Use for Christmas ONLY". It is more subtle, and I can use it for the entire winter season. Frankly, I'm sure this will stay in my living room year-round!
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I free-motion-quilted the quilt with an all-over swirl design. It took seven bobbins of Isacord thread and two spools to finish all the quilting! The binding echoes the candy cane border.
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Quilt Statistics:
Finished size: 85-inches square
Top fabrics: Kona Cottons in Snow, Aqua, Brown, Canary, Candy Pink Green Tea, Pond, Tarragon, Wheat, Grass Green, Rich Red
Back fabrics (not shown): Sugar Rush Christmas Candy in Pink, Sugar Rush Frosted Snowflakes in Green, Sugar Rush Gingerbread Dream in Pink, Sugar Rush Mini Swirls in Red
Binding fabric: Timeless Treasures Mini Series Red Bias Stripe
Piecing thread: Aurifil in White
Quilting thread: Isacord in White
Binding thread: Isacord in Red

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and support while creating this quilt. The blog community rocks! This week I will be writing the pattern for this quilt, and I hope to have it in my Craftsy shop really soon.

Edit: This pattern is now available for purchase in my Craftsy shop!


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Happy Stitching,


35 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt. Honestly I am not usually a huge fan of medallion quilts - but yours makes me want to make one! Great job.

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  2. Katie, it is truly stunning! I am not big on holiday quilts because I hate packing them up the rest of the year, but this is definitely a long term quilt. I love the subtle nods to the holiday, especially the candy cane border. I look forward to making this pattern :)

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  3. Your quilt made me smile. So full of cheer.

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  4. This is a seriously stunning quilt. I've really enjoyed seeing your progress shots, but the finished quilt definitely takes the cake! Lovely!

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  5. Awesome quilt! I'm looking forward to the pattern release. You certainly have a knack for designing quilts.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful and you've taken some gorgeous photos of it too. I"m sure it will be well loved over the Christmas season, and used throughout the rest of the year too. Well done on a great finish.

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  7. I love that quilt! Very fresh and modern.

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  8. I love your quilt!!! So glad Cheryl showed it on FB!! Its beautiful; quilts with houses are the best!!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous - congrats on a beautiful quilt.

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  10. Katie - this quilt is so fantastic! I love that it's a Christmas quilt that you could totally leave out until spring. AWESOME job!

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  11. Congrats on your beautiful finish and the horse manure made me laugh :)

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  12. Aaaaaahhhhh! I love it! And I love that you had road apples in one of your shots! What a gorgeous medallion quilt, love the modern colours and contemporary design...it's just so, so beautiful!

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  13. Holy amazing quilt, Batman!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! It's genius and fun, cheery, vibrant...ACK! :) Way to go!

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  14. What an awesome quilt, and you are so right that it is appropriate for multi-seasons because it just does not scream "Christmas" at you. I love the binding fabric you chose for the quilt, too! I hope that pattern writing goes well for you, and congratulations on the amazing finish. :)

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  15. This quilt is just perfect! I love seeing it all finished and these outside shots are gorgeous. Great quilting.

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  16. Congrats on beautiful finish! Looks great and your pics as well.

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  17. Great photos that really show off the quilt. You are right, it is Christmassy enough, but could easily be used all year round.

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  18. Oh. MY. Goodness! This quilt is so incredible! Love it to pieces! Writing the pattern will be as much work as making the quilt... But so worth it! It's going to be a hot seller, for sure! Congratulations, Katie!

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  19. What a stunning quilt; beautiful work!

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  20. This is a lovely quilt. It really makes me want to tackle a medallion quilt, which is something I haven't tried yet. I look forward to seeing the finished pattern.

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  21. I love patterns which can be so scrappy. Congratulations on the finish!

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  22. It's a great quilt - so colorful.

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  23. Very pretty! Great use of solids. :)

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  24. Very cheerful and crisp! Great job. I will be on the watch for your pattern release.

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  25. Oh my goodness me! I just love this quilt, I agree with you it's a year-round addition to any room :-) It's just beautiful...
    LPC

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  26. What a beautiful quilt, and I, too, love that you can use it outside the Christmas season. I love the colors!

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  27. Such a beautiful quilt... the solids are perfect for it. And you're right, you could certainly use that all through the winter and even throughout the year. I love the different rounds.

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  28. it has just the right amount of negative/white space and your color choices are beautiful--cheery but not too bright. really beautiful quilt! congrats!

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  29. Wow, it's gorgeous! I love that it doesn't scream Christmas either, but it's definitely a wonderful Christmas quilt. Fantastic!

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  30. It is a beautiful quilt and has a lovely scrappy feel. Thanks for joining up with Scraptastic Tuesday

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  31. I love your quilt in solids, I love solids in quilts after all, but I can also imagine this one made with many scrappy bits. It is a lovely design. It's nice to see it for Scraptastic Tuesday.

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  32. I adore this quilt! Beautifully done!

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