I'm pleased to introduce Marcelle Goes to the Circus.
In spring, having just finished a large quilt for an upcoming charity auction, I had a lot of leftover scraps of gorgeous Oakshott cottons. And then on Instagram I started seeing a lot of quilters making Alexia Marcelle Abegg's lovely Marcelle Medallion from her book, Liberty Love.
As is often the case, I did not NEED a new project, but was unable to resist this one. It seemed the perfect project to use up some scraps of precious and beautiful fabric.There is something about this fabric that just seems to make it glow from the inside out.
I don't know if you every do this, but along the way I made little challenges for myself: each non-pieced border had to be woven stripes by Kaffe Fassett, and each of the corner stones had to be from the "dots" line by Kaffe Fassett. For some reason, the combination of the stripes and dots made made me start thinking of a circus, and thus the name, "Marcelle Goes to the Circus."
The very amazing Krista Withers did all the quilting, which turned Marcelle into a true work of art.
And my equally amazing daughter-in-law, Christa, took all the photos.
The timing was just right to use the backdrop of the circus rides at the local pumpkin patch. Fun, right?
Size: 56" square
Pattern: Marcelle Medallion by Alexia Abegg
Fabric: Shot cottons by Oakshott and Kaffe Fassett, dots and woven stripes by Kaffe Fassett
Made by: Cindy Wiens
Machine quilted by: Krista Withers
Photographed by: Christa Wiens
Category: scrappy quilt
Thanks so very much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the show.
And because I have that rare (for me) thing called a "finish," I'm also linking up to Finish It Friday at crazy mom quilts and TGIFFF at quilter in the closet.