Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival May 2014 - Metro Medallion

Let me introduce to you my Metro Medallion Quilt that I am entering
into Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.

If you are new to my blog, 
Welcome,  I hope you stay and  have a little look around. 
If you have been here before then I apologise for my repost of this quilt, but
its my favorite so far this year and I have to enter it.

Metro Medallion is made with the Quick Curve Ruler by Jenny Pedigo
from "Sew Kind of Wonderful" as soon as I saw this pattern
I knew I had to make it, check out Jenny's Blog and see all the
wonderful quilts she has made with this ruler.

 Metro Medallion is made mostly from Red and Black Homespun, with
a red and black print. It's a single bed, sized quilt and I custom quilted it
with my APQS long arm machine (hand guided).

 I was originally going to do an edge to edge panto
on the quilt, but it was calling for custom, so custom it got.

 I was so happy with the way it turned out, I love the texture
the quilting created

and the back was just as good.........don't you just love it when that happens!!

I made this quilt for my very special friend Tayler, who I had known for 28 years or more, she
has been fighting MSA (Mutiple System Atrophy) for the last 5 years. Sadly, she recently 
passed, earlier than we expected, she fought a hard and courageous battle and I miss her deeply, but I am comforted to know that
my quilt is with her in heaven.

Thanks to Amy for hosting the Festival and have fun
looking at all the beautiful quilts.



Annabella said...

Wow - what a striking quilt! I have the curved ruler and your quilt reminds me that I need to use it more! The quilting is just beautiful. Great entry.

Patchwork and Play said...

Another beautiful quilt with a such special meaning. Thank you for sharing this with us Mandy!

Tanyia said...

what a stunning quilt!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

This quilt is beautiful. The colours are striking and quilting is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your reason for making it. said...

congratulations on your beautiful quilt work

CitricSugar said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous - and reminds me of Spanish dancers and Flamenco...

So sorry for the loss of your friend.

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropping by from Blogger's Quilt Festival and have to say your quilt is stunning, the design, colours and quilting and so full of memories for you too :D

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Such a beautiful and striking quilt! The quilting looks fantastic and I'm so glad you gave it the custom treatment it deserves :)

Shay said...

Your quilt is amazing. I love the custom quilting and the colours are simply perfect.

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Ольга Романив said...

Oh! So beautiful! I love it!

Jade Prosser said...

This is stunning and the story behind it is so touching. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lonci said...

Wonderful colors, fabulous:)))