I LOVE MEDALLION QUILTS! I was so excited that this was the Island Batik Ambassador challenge for December. I started working on this project in August as I'm a teacher and I knew this year was going to be full of busyness. (And it so has been...)This quilt uses the Mandala Magic by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works. I started with this 10" square stack. Yes. That's it. All I used was this precut stack and about 4 yards of Island Batik solid black fabric! I challenged myself to see if I could do it. I even added the extra half-triangle border to use up the final bits!
And the final beauty! This quilt is about 72" square and it's the largest quilt I've done yet on my Handiquilter Capri that I've had for about a year.
I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting in black. It's absolutely fantastic to work with and perfect for a quilt with a dark background like this one. (On a silly note, I was trying to trim the excess batting at 10pm at night in the winter with little light and it was quite challenging to tell the difference from the black fabric and the black batting. I had to hold my phone under my chin with the flashlight feature on to be able to tell where to trim! It was quite the adventure.)
Suzy, this is beautiful! I really love the magenta and yellow border that's next-to-last. I also used black background fabric and pieces with a medium gray thread. I could see it in a few places and I broke out the black sharpie--fixed that problem!ReplyDelete
I love medallion quilts, too - your's is just stunning! The black really makes all those gorgous colors pop. Love all the different quilting you did on it, too!ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful design. The black background and the custom quilting in each section makes it stunning.ReplyDelete
Wow! This quilt has some serious pizazz with the brights against the black background. I love your design and the way you quilted it, too. Have a fabulous day!ReplyDelete