Metro Medallion

My friend Joni has followed the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog, and purchased their Quick Curve Ruler.  She made a test quilt with their Metro Medallion design to see if she liked sewing the curved blocks, and has since gone on to make other projects with that ruler.    I asked Joni if she would trust me to quilt that top, and she did.  A test quilt for both of us!  My photography doesn’t do justice to this quilt – it looks better in person, because that bright green really jumps out in the photo:

Joni MM1It was so much easier to come up with quilting designs because of the beautiful quilting done by the uber-talented designer, Jenny Pedigo, which she shares on her blog.  I tried to adapt her expert quilting to something that I felt comfortable doing on my longarm.  This gave me practice doing ruler work on the longarm, and I was able to do most of this without marking, another objective for me.

First, for the purple sashing, I stitched a path with the templates and filled it with circles.  Then I needed 2 motifs to use on the green blocks:

Joni MM6Joni MM5Next, I needed 2 motifs to use on the print blocks.  The quilting won’t show up as well there, so I chose simpler designs, more linear to contrast with the curves of the green blocks:

Joni MM4Joni MM3

It was a fun quilt to do, my first attempt at custom quilting. At first I was worried that I had gotten myself in over my head, but am very happy with the results.  It’s a really terrific quilt!

I think Joni liked it too.  She put it out on a bed, and made a cute pillow to display with it, made from the book “Pillow Pop”.  Very nice!

Joni Pillow

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