modern medallion - week one

This week I finished up my Modern Medallion center block, the dogwood blossom. The Modern Medallion quilt is one I'm making as part of Handstitched Class and this past week the lesson was reverse applique. I learned how to do this on felt and with quilting cottons. Both techniques are very different from one another, but offer a similar effect. We also leaned a couple basic hand stitches.

dogwood blossom
from center: Flea Market Fancy Red Bouquet/ Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in Aqua 77/ Reunion Ava's Apron in Lime/ Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Flax/ Lucy's Crab Shack Ocean and Green Apple Beach Blanket

There were some struggles for sure, but that only means that I'm learning. Plus, a little challenge keeps it fun and exciting and makes the reward of finally finishing that much sweeter.

The linen portion will get some embroidery added to it next week when we learn all about embroidery - a week I have been so excited for! 

Linking this up to The Handmade Parade at There and Back - check it out for more hand stitched projects! 


  1. I really like the fabrics you chose for yours. They feel so old fashioned but in a very modern way, if that makes any sense :-)

  2. Your centrepiece is gorgeous! Love your fabric choices. Have a great weekend!

  3. That looks great! I am hoping to be able to complete mine this weekend...

  4. This is so pretty! I love the pop of color in the center

  5. Yumm-eeee!!! Mama likes! That plaid looks awesome, and I love that you used grey instead of white for border we are going to embroider on. I think that will really make your quilt look different from everyone else's. I am drooling, can't wait to see the finished version!

  6. This is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing your embroidery :)


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