sunshine medallion, jewel toned


You just never know where inspiration will come from…

So, the Sunshine Medallion quilt pattern. It's fun for me to revisit old patterns with fresh eyes, and I've been wanting to try this one in a completely different color palette for a while now. But the first palette of yellows, grays, and creams felt so right, I just wasn't sure what direction to go in with new colors. This dilemma was rolling around in my head at the same time I was going through a file cabinet in my studio. I came across an old image I'd torn from a Martha Stewart magazine. I haven't look in that folder in ages, but when I saw that tear sheet I knew I had my color palette.


Tear sheet inspiration



Except for a plum and blue shot cotton, everything came from my stash. This time I made the crib size, which conveniently uses only 1 yard of each color.




For the back and binding, I used a printed fabric I'd bought secondhand several months ago. I fall hard for little ditsy flower patterns, and I especially love it on the back of such a modern-feeling quilt. Sort of a Holly-Hobby-meets-Jonathan-Adler-ish scenario.

I quilted this one in the same diagonal pattern as the original version, but machine-stitched this time, instead of hand-quilting.



I am in the process of updating the Sunshine Medallion Quilt downloadable pattern completely, with updated instructions, tips, links, and information. it should be back in the shop in the next couple of days. (For those who have purchased this digital pattern from me in the past and are interested in the updated version, please email me and I will send you a new copy when they are ready to go, I should have a record of your original purchase.)

Have a great weekend everyone! The kids have a 3 day weekend and I have a feeling we'll be in full Halloween costume-making mode. 

  • jess

    October 11, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Love this!

  • season

    October 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

    These colors are beautiful. And I love that backing fabric!

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks Jess!

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    For some reason I thought of you when I pulled out that backing fabric, weird!

  • mary

    October 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful family heirloom you’ve made! I’ll try this I think with some fabrics I have left from

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