Saturday, November 23, 2013

Leonie's Medallion


Grandmother's Choice
By Leonie at JustcrusingMBK
6" Blocks
62" Square

Some people like to applique. Some don't. Leonie likes it so much she made four of the Heroine's Crown blocks for the corners and added a central applique from Jo Morton's book Prairie Flowers Encore. Using the same flowers she designed an appliqued floral vine border.

Her color choices were reproductions from the mid 19th-century.

In some blocks she mixed reds and blues


Pinks and browns
Nice echoes of double pinks and madder florals.

The blues tended to be bright like the old Prussian blues.


So the whole top has a traditional look.
Beautiful blocks.
Great set.

13 comments:

  1. Love seeing this quilt. I may try smaller blocks next time.

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  2. This might be my favorite! So beautiful and full of interesting little nooks to explore.

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  3. What a sweet quilt. It is just so inviting to view or cuddle up in. Nice job Leonie!

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  4. This is definitely my favorite. Even more so since my grandmother's name was Leonie!
    Oh how I wish I had started these blocks at the beginning.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt she made! Very, very well done!

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