Saturday, December 12, 2009

Monterrey Medallion

Hello Everyone,

As promised, another 1930s quilt! I don't know what it is about the 1930s reproductions, but I just love them. The plan is to get a new line of them in my shop in the New Year. So keep your eyes peeled.

This quilt that I am showing you, I made when I taught classes at the local quilt shop. It was pieced about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, my friend closed the shop in June, 2008. We really miss it! This quilt was a sample for the class Monterrey Medallions.



I chose to piece it with 1930s fabrics with a solid teal accent. We auditioned other various solids but for whatever reason the teal just worked best.


The variety of 1930s was what was in my stash then, but I would surmise that my stash of 1930s fabrics has grown exponentially.


This quilt has a center star medallion. Then it is surrounded by logs or strips.


Following that border it has more stars. Which I really love! But who doesn't like stars?


Then finally a beautiful pieced border. I love the finished top. However, once again, I need to quilt it on my long arm. That is another project set for next year.

Monterrey Medallions is a pattern booklet by Terry Atkinson. Her patterns are fun, easy to follow, well written with a fantastic result. I made this quilt twice. The second one, I made in fall colors in a King Size. Then it was entered into the Kutztown Folk Festival and won a ribbon!

If any of you have made this quilt, I would love to see your versions. Have a great weekend! Oh and please pop over to my friend Anina's Blog, she is having terrific giveaway. Also, I just uploaded some new customer quilts for inspiration, check them out here.

Until Next Time...

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37 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I have quite the stash of repro '30s from my mom. Waiting for the right project to come to light before I use them. :o) I have a '30s quilt top done, basted and partially hand quilted. I haven't worked on it in probably 8-10 years. I just remembered it!

Jane said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Tracey said...

This is lovely!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

This is a terrific quilt! I just love the color combination.

Bunny said...

Just gorgeous very colourful and beautiful. Wonderful job.

shellysquilts said...

Beautiful! Well done!

karenfae said...

I love that pieced border! Such wonderful color in this quilt. It is a pity that some quilt shops have to close. I have to travel over an hour to get to a decent quilt shop - there is one about 40 minutes from me but it not worth the drive.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Vickie E said...

love that quilt!

Catherine said...

Beautiful! It looks like a bright sunny day, beachy type of quilt!

kimbuktu said...

I love the colors in this Jackie. Great design too!

Yesterday I dug out an unfinished quilt top from a friend's stepmother who had passed away some years ago. It is probably from the 1950's, made from shirting cotton. I would really like to finish it up.

Thanks for the inspiration, now I just need the TIME!

belinda said...

Well...HECK YEE-OW the teal works!
...I.LIKE.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's a beautiful quilt Jackie! You DEFINITELY need to get it quilted!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Jackie!
That quilt is amazing. I have a big collection of 30's fabrics. I just collect them. Maybe someday I'll make something beautiful, like your quilt, out of them.

Catsngrams said...

Beautiful Quilt and you are so talented. It is a work of art.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Hey, another lovely 30s quilt! Yes, do quilt it! I´m sure it looks great finished.
What nice fabrics you used, I LOVE the blue one with the three-petal flower. ( I don´t know that, and I thought I know each 30s repro fabric :-) )
VERY good idea to have a new line in your shop!

Annette said...

My first thought was, "Wow!" Such a beautiful quilt!!

Vivian said...

Gorgeous quilt. The versions I see of Monterrey Medallions are usually not 1930s. This one is great.

I agree-- Terry Atkinson's patterns are exactly what you wrote--fun, easy to follow, and well written.

Cathi said...

That's a gorgeous quilt!! The teal really sets off everything in that quilt. Beautiful.

PamKittyMorning said...

I need to get mine out and photograph it, I have one as well, also done in 30's, LOVE IT. I agree, Terry's instructions are always so great. I love how yours turned out!

Vesuviusmama said...

It's just lovely! I have a medallion of my own that I have stalled out on because I haven't figured out what I want my next border to be. This gives me some ideas...

Julia said...

Beautiful! Well done!
I love '30's too!
Julia ♥

Diane J. Evans said...

The teal makes it sing -- great choice!

Diane

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a beautiful quilt Jackie. This will be another quilt where your quilting can shine - can't wait to see it quilted.

Nedra said...

I love the colors and the design. Good job, and I'd take the class from you if I could!

WoolenSails said...

The quilt is stunning with those fabrics and colors.

Debbie

paulette said...

Just gorgeous!! Well done!
Paulette

Mountain Home Quilts said...

simply gorgeous!!

Carrie P. said...

What a very pretty quilt.

julieQ said...

I love that pattern! I have some of Terry's pattern and they are really good. I especially like your choice of the turquise...really makes it all pop!

Annemariesquilt said...

I love your new quilt Jackie and the fabrics are so nice..

Victoria said...

Really stunning! The colors pop, yet still retain there wonderful vintage look and the piecing is fabulous! I am a sucker for those 1930 repro's too... they just evoke such a wonderful feeling, who can resist?!

Sherri said...

This is a gorgeous quilt...love how the teal sets everything off perfectly! I too want to make another 30's quilt one day...waiting for my 30's stash to grow a bit!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Jackie - it is amazing. I love it. And I love the colors. The little touch of orange/gold/yellow makes the blocks pop. Very well done.

em's scrapbag said...

I love the bright colors in this happy quilt! And yes I love stars.

imquilternity said...

Oh Jackie! I'm not a big fan of reproductions, although a I did make one quilt using them, but I absolutely LOVE your quilt top. I think I love it so much because in addition to the color scheme, it's a more modern quilt design. It's really lovely and I sure can't wait to see it quilted.

pratima said...

The colors in this quilt are so cheerful and yet very calming at the same time. It is just beautiful! Love the teal accent :)

wishes, true and kind said...

That is one gorgeous quilt!

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