Well, it took me longer than I expected, but my marcelle medallion top is finished!! And boy oh boy am I in love! So far it is on of my top contenders for favorite quilt ever. I wish the pictures did it justice.
I followed the pattern exactly, I just didn't add the final border. It is a bit small - only about 55" square, but I think it will look so good with a nice dark gray binding next to those plus signs! I also made it much less scrappy because I wanted a much calmer quilt. My only rule was no black, which I stuck to entirely until that bit of flea market fancy in the corners of the last border, and I think that kept it nice and soft. I used some of my favorite fabrics (mermaids!! whales!!!) and I just love it so much! I believe I am calling this a quilt for the new baby, but let's be honest, it's really for me :)
Now I am trying to decide whether I am crazy enough to hand quilt it. I just can't get some hand quilted concentric circles out of my head! Nevermind that I have never hand quilted anything and that it would probably take me forever. I am also considering backing it in voile, but I'm not sure I have enough, so we'll see. I did consider just hanging it on the wall since I love it so much.....I'm still not ruling that out entirely ;) In any case, this now must be placed on hold while I prepare for Sew South (next week!!!!) and work on a few other things. Here's hoping for a happy productive week!