Sunday, September 29, 2013

Selfish Sewing Week Wrap-Up

Well I didn't get everything on my little list finished... in all honesty I only worked on my Marcelle Medallion quilt. But I am really happy with how much work I got done on it and I cannot wait until it is finished! 

Can't decide which fabric to use. What do y'all think? #mmqal #marcellemedallion
This is where I started the week at. I had my center medallion done and was auditioning which fabric to use as my first border. I posted this on Instagram for some advice, and thankfully all my Intagram buddies are awesome and voted for the Pearl Bracelets because that was the one I was leaning towards. 

Pearls won :) #mmqal #marcellemedallion

Sewed a test row of my triangle boarder and it actually looks right! Saving the real thing for tomorrow. #mmqal #marcellemedallion #selfishsewingweek
The triangle border was the one I was most terrified of (since I haven't tackled the flying geese yet) but I did a tester row and it went together easier than I thought. I am so glad that I went to Joann's and got this ruler. It made cutting out the triangles 100% easier than if I were to have made a template.

Added my first triangle border. #mmqal #marcellemedallion
My first border turned out a bit wonky and puckered in a couple places, but I adjusted my seam allowance and the next three turned out perfect. FYI to anyone who attempts this quilt, use a true 1/4" seam allowance when sewing the triangles.

Getting better at posing for me :)
Then on Wednesday I took a break and made this awesome backpack for William. The fabric is just too darn awesome, and I can't wait to make some pillows out of the extra I have. 

Working on my last 2 triangle borders. This has been easier than I thought it would be. #mmqal #marcellemedallion #selfishsewingweek

Border 2 done! #mmqal #marcellemedallion #selfishsewingweek
I got the second border done Thursday afternoon. I love how the quilt changes and grows with each additional border that is sewn on. 

Hmm I think I like it.... #mmqal #marcellemedallion
Late Friday night (aka 2 in the morning), I got this border sewn on. I love the polka dots :)

Progress. Border 3 done. #mmqal #marcellemedallion #selfishsewingweek
This is where the project is at right now. I LOVE it!! It is so bright and awesome. I can't wait to get going on the other borders and see how it grows. 

Even though I only worked on one project, I think my Selfish Sewing Week was pretty darn successful.


  1. stoooop that backpack is adorable! You need to make those for your etsy shop! so talented

    1. Thanks girl!! It was so much fun to make and he loves it!

  2. I so wish I knew how to sew :( everything looks FANTASTIC!!!


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