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Medallion Quilt



Medallion Quilt created by Penny Haren

Each 3 hour class is $30.00


This is the quilt pattern from our Creative Grids Event.
Month 1 - Make the Center Square
Month 2 - Dresden Plate
Will also have a Strip Swap

December Class:
Ladies:

I cannot wait to see you again and walk through one of my absolute favorite things - APPLIQUE

Making the applique Background border: 

The first thing we will do is to make your background for your applique, and sew it onto your star, then add your Dresden plate border.  Bring your star and the Dresden border you have prepared.  I decided to do a pieced border (see photo).  If you want to do this at home, it will save you time, but this is complicated -  ignore the next paragraph if you want to do this in class - I will walk you through it.  

Making exact in between borders:   Temporarily sew a 4" x 1" scrap piece of fabric to the top of each of the star corners on the 1" side of the rectangle.  Line up and pin your shorter Dresden border piece with the star/scrap piece side similar to if you were going to sew it.  Cut the scrap piece's length to exactly where you need it to line up flush with your short border.  take out the stitches of the scrap, and measure the length of the scrap.  This will be the width of your border.  If you want to make several borders, divide this width, and add seam allowances.  Example:  my scrap piece length was 3 1/4 inches.  I could have made this one piece, but decided to divide into 2 border widths (1 5/8 inches + 1/4 inch for seam allowance, so each of my 2 equal borders were 1 7/8 inches, and when I sewed them together they were 3 1/4") and pieced my border using different color backgrounds - see attached photo.  We will do this in class.

Applique techniques:  This month we will focus on applique techniques, so we can apply them to our project, or if you just want to learn technique, join us.  

We will learn about how to: 

1)  make stems / or long tubular appliques.  How we can place those stems on our project consistently and hold them in place

2) Make shapes:  how we can easily turn the edges of our fabric piece to make almost any shape.  Our project calls for flowers and leaves, so we will do those in class, however, a few of you have indicated that you would like to make other designs - IF SO BRING THEM, so we can make those as well.

PRE WORK: 

For the stems:  Decide whether you want to make 1/4 “ stems, which may look very nice on the smaller star (4” log cabins) or you may prefer the 3/8” width.  I will have both in class for you to see in real time. 

Please bring the following to class: - see attached photo for images of the items

Freezer paper (small amount about 3 regular sheets), regular iron and small clover iron if you have one, ironing pad such as June Tailor or similar, stilette (I use the Nancy Amidon one) or wooden skewer used to turn appliques, glue (I use both the Elmers glue pen or Roxanne glue), sewing machine, thread to match your applique fabrics, spray starch (Best Press or other), brush to apply spray starch, small container (shot glass works great) to put a small amount of starch into, applique pins if you have them or regular pins will be fine.

Fabric for appliques:  stems, flowers (or shape of your choice) and leaves.  See below: 

Stems, we will need QTY 4:  about 30” long of a diagonally cut 3/4 inch wide strip:

Flowers:   initially  8 flowers will be cut from a red or other color fabric.  One fat quarter is sufficient.  Note if you plan to also put flowers inside the square in a square, you will eventually need more flower fabric.

Leaves: 8 of each of 2 leaf types will be cut – only need a strip of fabric for each leaf, or you may want both leaves to be the same (I did) so you can cut all out of 2 strips about 2 ½ inches wide WOF or a fat 8th.  Again, if you plan to make leaves for the square in a square, you will need more fabric eventually.




Questions  423-972-7188 


 

 

If you are doing the 4” log cabin, these are the instructions:

For Small Dresden Petals:  Cut (4) 3” WOF Strips from each petal color fabric  NOTE 4 strips is generous / you could try for 3 and then see how it goes.

•             Sub-cut each strip by placing the 3 ½” line on the Dresden ruler on the base of the strip (see photo)

note that the ruler will not line up at the point (bottom) of the ruler.  You may wish to mark the 3 ½ inch line with a post it note to keep you on track.  Place the ruler one way, then reverse it to get the most pedals from each strip.

NOTE:  Each block has 3 petals (QTY of blocks = 64.   You will need 64 of each petal color, or if you are doing all one color, you will need 192 pedals)

If you are varying the color, you will need (4) 3” strips of each color.  If you are doing just one color for all 3 petals for each block, you may need 16 strips, although I would cut only 12 and see if you can fit them all.

BACKGROUND Color:  Cut QTY: 64   3 3/4" squares

If you are doing the 6” log cabin, these are the instructions:

For larger Dresdens:  Cut (4) 3 1/2 ” WOF Strips from each fabric for each pedal  NOTE 4 strips is generous / you could try for 3 and then see how it goes.

Sub-cut each strip by placing the 4” line on the base of the strip

note that the ruler will not line up at the point of the ruler.  You may wish to mark the 4” inch line with a post it note to keep you on track.  Place the ruler one way, then reverse it to get the most pedals from each strip.

NOTE:  Each block has 3 petals - You will need 64 of each petal color, or if you are doing all one color, you will need 192 petals)

If you are varying the color, you will need (4) 3 1/2” strips of each color.  If you are doing just one color for all 3 petals for each block, you may need 16 strips, although I would cut only 12 and see if you can fit them all.

Cut Background Squares:  Cut QTY:  64       4 1/4 inch squares

Cathy Freese



Supplies need to make this Medallion quilt, the quit finishes 102" X 102" 
Pattern will be supplied

Light Fabrics – (9) ½ Yard Cuts

Light Inner Border – 1/3 Yard

Light Middle Border – 1/2 Yard

Light Outer Border – 1 Yard

Dark Fabrics – (20) ½ Yard Cuts

Dark Courthouse Steps Centers - ½ Yard

Dark Inner Border – 3/8 Yard

Binding Fabric – 1 ¼ Yards

½ Yard Medium Teal for Separated Dresden Border
½ Yard Dark Teal for Separated Dresden Border

¼ Yard Gold for Separated Dresden Border

Green Fabric – Fat Quarter for Vines - Optional

Wool – Optional

I love this quilt as it is, but like every quilt, we can think about how modifications will completely change the look of this pattern.  Multiple modifications exist that will look totally different, and we will go over a few options:

1)      It’s Christmas!  Consider making the Star and Dresden squares only in a Christmas wall hanging, or a full quilt. 
         Use  green and red strips for the star and red or gold for the Dresden blocks for surrounding poinsettia’s.

2)      Bright’s – create a totally different look using bright colors

3)      Varigated one color:  if you love one color, consider making the quilt with variations of one main color
         (e.g. blues/greens/reds/purples/flower/20s fabric)

4)      NON Scrappy / consider making the quilt with a chosen palette of color / where colors are set – NOTE:  this will
         require more organization!

5)      Consider making the star with Dresden only for a wall hanging or you can add a printed border to enlarge.

6)      Consider stopping after the Square in a Square + Applique for another unique smaller quilt.

 

We will review each ruler we use at the beginning of class and see versions of the use of each block type so that you will be able to see possibilities beyond this particular quilt, so that you can use your rulers again and again for a multitude of possibilities!



Notions Needed:
4” Finished Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool – Item #CGRJAWMN4

6” Finished Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool – Item #CGRJAWMN6

Creative Grids Strippy Star Tool – Item #CGRDH2

8” Finished Creative Grids Square on Square Tool – Item #CGRJAW8

30 Degree Creative Grids Starburst Tool – Item #CGRISE30

Creative Grids Round Up Tool- Item #CGRATK1
¼ inch finished Clover bias tape maker – Item #464CV-06

3/8 inch finished Clover bias tape maker – Item #4012CV
Freezer Paper – Item #20315

 


Instructor: Cathy Freese
Instructor Bio: cvangilder7@gmail.com 423-972-7188
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