Kismet Medallion ~ A Finished Quilt and Pattern

Kismet Medallion by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Finally!  I’m so happy to share this finished quilt and pattern, Kismet Medallion.  I had posted some sneak peeks here and on Instagram as I was working on it.  I finished about a week before Christmas…just enough time to wash it, package it up, and ship it off to it’s new home!  I made this quilt as a gift for my husband’s aunt, who is so caring, kind, and generous.  She loves red and appreciates the handmade.  I loved making it for her!

Kismet Medallion by Fresh Lemons Quilts

This quilt was so fun to design.  I love stars and the layout was exciting to play around with.  I wanted something based on a medallion, but without all the typical borders.  (Although – I love quilts with those too – maybe that will be next for me!)  I’ve been itching to make a red and white quilt, and this one certainly won’t be my last.  I used a scrappy mix of red prints.  Some I had in my stash (such as a great red print from Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis), and some I ordered (several designs from French General’s Madame Rouge line for Moda).  For the background, I used Moda Bella Solids in Porcelain, which I felt had a bit of an antiquey look to it.

Kismet Medallion by Fresh Lemons Quilts

The backing is also from French General’s Madame Rouge line, I just love it!  This fabric is out of print, but if you search “Madame Rouge” on Quilt Shops, you can still find a bit of it left out there in shops.

Kismet Medallion by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I used my BERNINA’s BSR foot and quilted in a free motion meandering design.  I love how the quilt ends up cozy after washing!  Normally I don’t wash my quilts before gifting, but with all the red fabric in this one (even after prewashing some), I was a bit scared of bleeding.  I threw it in on cold with about five Shout Color Catchers and held my breath. lol  No bleeding on the white fabric!  The color catchers were light pink when the wash was finished, so I’m glad I used them.

Kismet Medallion by Fresh Lemons Quilts

The Kismet Medallion quilt measures 72″ x 72″ and the pattern is now available in my shop (EU quilters, please use my Etsy shop for VAT purposes).  It is entirely traditionally pieced.  So if you have a few quilts under your belt, you should be ready to sew!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

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9 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rita Long

    January 4, 2018

    I love red and white quilts. It is so pretty.

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      Dana Kathyrn Henry

      January 6, 2018

      Faith, I just love all the quilts you make. This one is no exception. It’s so nice to make a quilt that the receiver actually loves homemade. I enjoy your blog and look forward to your emails and updates. Please keep quilting and sharing your latest quiltis and sewing. Thank you for the joy you bring into my quilt life.

      Dana Henry

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    Jenny M

    January 4, 2018

    Absolutely stunning! Great design & so good in red & white….lucky Aunt!

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    Ann E

    January 5, 2018

    Is it possible to enlarge the quilt and make it king sized?
    Love the red and white

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      Faith

      January 5, 2018

      Hi Ann! If I were to make a king sized quilt, I’d probably make this quilt as the pattern is written (it would be very complex to enlarge all the blocks and segments), and then add an additional border around all the sides. Even just using white background fabric, you would need maybe a 15″ border around all sides. The main design would still sit on the top of the kingsized bed.

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    Kaholly

    January 5, 2018

    It’s absolutely delightful! No doubt auntie was ‘starstruck’! Happy New Year!

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    Frieda Talbert

    January 5, 2018

    Is the new red medallion quilt pattern available in paper. I cannot do the pdf method. Thank you

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      Faith

      January 5, 2018

      Hi Frieda – this pattern is only available as a PDF. You could maybe print it at a local copy shop or your local library?

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    Diego Lopes

    January 24, 2018

    This quilt looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!

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