Monday, September 9, 2013

Marcelle Medallion...or how I'm easily sucked in...

Ok, so, I really wanted to make a Marcelle Medallion this summer.
And....I didn't.

I kind of ran out of time.  I've even let my FAL list fall to the wayside.  (*gasp*Shocking, I know!)

The I signed up for Rachel at Stitched in Color's Penny Sampler class, which I am totally digging:

Penny Sampler so far!

I saw the Marcelle Medallion QAL (#mmqal on instagram) posted up at Penny Poppleton's blog.

I need another project like I need a hole in the head.  I mean, school is back in session.  I have stacks of papers to grade already.  I'm going camping with 6th graders for 3 days in another state. I'm in the Penny Sampler.  I'm trying to keep up with the Sisters Modern Ten BOM.  (FINALLY caught up on that one.)  I have a quilt to make for our guild.  I have a bunch of other quilts in progress.  So, um, I was TOTALLY going to just watch from the side lines....until...Lisa at ModernBalabusta (another incredibly awesome lady I got to meet in person at Sewing Summit last year) asked me if I wanted a copy of her paper piecing templates for the center.  I'm not good at paperpiecing.  Did that stop me?  Nope.  I said "sure!" and planned on putting them in a file with the pattern for the quilt.

And, um, that steely resolve lasted all of 12 hours?

So, yeah....I pulled fabric and started.

Marcelle Medallion, first installment

 I have NO idea how/if I can keep up with the QAL.  Frankly, the next year scares the bejeesus out of me.  Even cutting that many triangles seems daunting.

So, apparently, I get sucked in easily.  (This also explains why all the ice cream commercials leave me wanting some, right?)

8 comments:

  1. Oh no.... This is exactly the QAL I've been resisting...

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  2. Oh man. I have the Marcelle pattern, but am scared to even try the Y seams! Good on you.

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  3. I'm going to do it too even though I have an Impromptu, Scrappy Trip and St Louis 16 Patch on teh go PLUS 8 other quilts-in-varying-stages-of-progess! Several holes in my head apparently!!!!!

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  4. I'm not doing this, but that's because we're about to do our own Brit Bee medallion quilt and frankly, I can only have one of those pain inducing quilts in my life ;o)

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  5. I'm getting sucked in too...thanks to Jess! I am waiting for my book to arrive. Dammit I just want to be a cool kid!

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  6. Yay - the MM is a super quilt to make, and Katy is a miserable sod!!

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  7. It is beautiful! Whether or now you finish it now, eventually you will have a stunning quilt!

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