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?)


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

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

  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!!!!!

  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)

  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!

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

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