Choose Your Own Adventure QAL: Finish

With the official end of summer, I finished Moda Bake Shop‘s summer quilt along! This was my very first medallion quilt, and I loved getting creative with each round. And the best part was that I used only fabrics from my stash!

The original pattern was a throw-size quilt, but I really wanted a new quilt for our living room wall, so shrunk each block down to make the quilt in half the size. A medallion quilt is meant to be a standout design, so I’m excited to hang this in our reading nook.

I had dreams of quilting each round with a custom design, but in the end decided that I wanted to top to shine. So I highlighted the offset center with simple straight lines in a bright teal thread. This quilt reminds me of sunshine, and I love that the quilting feels like rays of light radiating out.

I used most of the scraps from this quilt on the backing. The pieces I cut off when squaring up the center Dresden were pieced into the backing. I also used leftover black border strips to piece little hangers.

I had a test block that I used as the label. The little plus sign was the perfect space for my name and date. I’m happy that nothing from this quilt went to waste.

This quilt was a great play time for me — I really had fun with the colors, the design, and got a lot of practice with my quilt math as I made the original pattern smaller. Sometimes you just need to enjoy the process and ignore some of the rules!

Thanks for joining me for “happy hour”,


I’d love to connect on Instagram! Follow me @lindsmayland, so we can chat more!

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