Friday, September 30, 2016

Quilters Madder Part 1

This is NOT what we are making, but I saw this quilt last weekend at the show and couldn't resist taking close ups of these awesome madders! Maybe the photos will help you decide on what fabric to use.




 Pink and madder seem a weird combination, but it works and was used frequently together. Even if you don't like it, I challenge you to add some pink.




I've shown you a few stacks of fabric for a couple of weeks now. Here they are again. I started pulling anything close to madder, shirtings (my criteria was only black and white/offwhite) and one pink. 
The quilt will finish at 24" square.

 Start by cutting 16 total madder and pink 3 1/2" squares.  (I did cut 2 pink- not showing in the photo)
 And 16- 3 1/2" shirtings.
We will make some 4 patches

 6 total
And 4- 2 patches.

I know a lot of you are trying to finish up your medallion. I'll give plenty of time until I post Part 2. This will be the first quiltalong I don't have mine made before you all! That's on my list for this weekend! 

Here's my instagram feed for the week. 

Be back Monday!

26 comments:

  1. Looks like a great combination. happy friday!

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  2. What a wonderful collection of prints in that antique! Getting ready for the sew-a-long.

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  3. Apparently I've missed/overlooked the details of the madder quiltalong. Part 1 looks easy enough so I'll go ahead and get started.

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  4. Looks interesting and maybe easy! Maybe I can squeeze it in. Aren't you going to Peru soon? Both you and Randy are always traveling somewhere.

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  5. Maddres, I have! May not be able to start this week..but I can catch up and join in later. How many weeks are you planning out?

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  6. Maddres, I have! May not be able to start this week..but I can catch up and join in later. How many weeks are you planning out?

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  7. Gorgeous fabrics, Lori! I hope the medallion link up will be open for a while. I'm still a few days out!

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  8. I love this Lori! I'm so excited to sew along, but I hope you won't get too 'madder' if I use different colors. LOL There's always one in the crowd who can't follow directions, right?

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  9. Ready to dig for fabric and join in!

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  10. Am I going to be sorry if I try making this 1/2 size? Will the measurements end up being really weird?
    An easy first step is a good thing. Makes me think "I can do this." : )
    Pink and madder? I'll give it a try!

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  11. Yes,I was thinking the same as Janet....Is this going to be a bigger quilt than most of your quilt alongs? Guess I am used to the small quilts. So excited, though.

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  12. Beautiful madders Lori and i'm lucky because I finished my medallion this week !
    Let's go !
    I wish you a lovely weekend ! :)

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  13. Yes,I was thinking the same as Janet....Is this going to be a bigger quilt than most of your quilt alongs? Guess I am used to the small quilts. So excited, though.

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  14. You got me with the 1870s fabrics. I just attended a workshop with a Ginny Gunn on this era and it MIGHT have inspired me to add just these colors to my stash. Last week. Guess I'm ready to sew along.

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  15. Oh, boy! Here we go! Those were beautiful examples of antique madder fabrics.

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  16. Your fabric choices are beautiful. You sure have a LOT of great shirtings, another category I am sorely lacking in....Can't wait to get started.

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  17. Oh my, how can I resist using up some more CW fabrics. Looks like you got Janet O to play along too.

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  18. Yay sounds like fun Lori, i just might be tempted to join in!! Love, love madders, pinks & poison green combo with shirtings :))

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  19. I can't say I reeeeally needed another project.......... But this is irresistible! :))
    Fabric is prepared, machine ready!
    Best wishes!

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  20. is this a mystery sew along? don't remember which quilt you're making.

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  21. I am GOING to play along this year. I don't have any madders but I have a lot of wonderful warm rich browns . . .

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  22. I'm way behind with the Gwen inspired medallion, but this project is captivating! Even though I don't have fabrics like your madders, I choose some similar! We are going to have fun again!
    Thanks Lori.

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  23. Hmmm. Seeing I have an over abundance of madders AND shirtings, I might just have to jump in on this.

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  24. I can't resist those madders so I'll be joining in, too. Looks like a lot of fun!

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