On the Blog: 2016 Medallion Quilt Along Instructions – FEBRUARY

March 1, 2016

Here we go with the first border for our Medallion Quilt Along!

It was great to see and hear about some of the center blocks you’ve been making at Sunday’s Sew In!

Many of them are on Instagram using #chicagomqgmedallion:

We’re going to have some amazing and unique quilts.

If you haven’t made a center block yet, don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to get started. Remember, this is a no pressure, work at your own pace, have fun with it project. Join when you’re ready, add as many or as few borders as you want, or make adjustments to make it your own!

There are links to more information on getting started in this blog post.

If you’re looking for ideas or inspiration there’s plenty of it on our guild Pinterest, Instagram #chicagomqgmedallion, and the Seattle MQG blog.

Ready, set, quilt!

February Instructions Border 1: 

We’ve been given permission from the Seattle MQG to use their instructions from their 2015 Medallion Quilt Along – here are their instructions from February last year:

***We have some additional notes to build on Seattle’s instructions:

Notes for Step 2
You will be making 4 sets (borders) using the instructions

If making scrappy borders:
Use individual squares technique to piece border, sew 2 squares together to make 7 pairs, continue to
step 3

If making border with 2 fabrics: 
 Use strip technique, then continue to step 3

Notes for Step 3
Make 4 border sets. Use arrangement shown, or
Option: rotate pair units to make a zig zag look border
Leave 2 border strips at 15.5”
Add 2.5” squares to the ends of 2 border strips to make 19.5” borders
Sew borders to center block, first 15.5” to opposite sides, then 19.5” to remaining sides.

Finished square size: 19.5” 

You can see an example of this border in the image below:

Example of a Medallion Quilt – Image Courtesy of Debbie Jeske of A Quilter’s Table
(Seattle MQG Member)

And, here’s the Medallion worksheet from the Seattle MQG‘s site for your reference again:

We look forward to seeing your progress at the March meeting. Bring whatever you’ve made for Show and Tell, whether it’s a fabric pull, a center block, or the first border. We can inspire each other to quilt along! And share your photos on Instagram #chicagomqgmedallion!

– written by Sarah Shulman and Holly Harper
– edited, formatted & posted by Erin Davis

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna