“Fiesta Halo Medallion”

When I first saw The Quilt Show’s Block of the Month pattern for 2017, “Halo Medallion”, I thought it was lovely. However, I had just moved to New Mexico and wanted something a little more “Southwest” in feel. Finally, I had the idea to change up the fabrics to all Kona Cotton solids in colors of the Southwest instead of the soft, muted traditional fabrics of the original Sue Garman design.

Here is the original:


Here is my version:


Some close-ups of the long arm machine quilting:








Side view:


Views of the backing:



I quilted my “Fiesta Halo Medallion” on my Innova long arm quilting machine with stitch regulation. All the quilting was hand-guided, sometimes with the aid of acrylic templates. The only thread used was Superior’s Bottom Line in color light turquoise. All the fabric, including the backing, was Kona Cotton. I used one layer of Hobb’s 80/20 batting and one layer of Hobbs wool batting. After quilting the quilt measured 82″ by 82″.

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7 Responses to “Fiesta Halo Medallion”

  1. Lillian Perry says:

    Words escape me…Truly award winning!

  2. Joyce Triezenberg says:

    Good to hear from you!

  3. Kathryn says:

    Your work is stunning and gorgeous.

  4. Sharon ir says:

    Congratulations first place winner.

  5. Tonya L Krout says:

    Wonderful. Glad Fran shared it. Hope you get lots of accolades…I know what is involved but I make 98% donation quilts.

  6. Joan says:

    Oh my goodness…the quilting is as stunning as the colors! Beautiful job.

    • fortquilt says:

      Thank you, Joan. It was wonderful meeting you and your friends at the taping of “The Quilt Show” in Centennial, CO!

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