If you’ve been here before, you probably know my focus (these days!) is on medallion quilts. In fact, I’m so focused, I developed a Medallion Sew-Along. My hope is these posts show you the beauty of this quilt form, and teach you strategies for designing your own medallions.
The Sew-Along includes two tracks of design. Track 1 provides a size format, allowing you to choose the center block and any borders. With sizing, one design element is in place.
With this format, the center block finishes at 15″ and is square. You choose a straight setting or to turn the block on point.
The first border set, whether you set your block on point or straight, takes your center to 24″.
The second border set adds a 4″ border, taking the border to a total size of 32″ finished.
The third border set adds a 2″ border, followed by a 6″ border. This takes the finished size to 48″.
For some of you, the 6″ border might be the last. Others may choose to add more borders.
Here are my first three finishes. Note that ALL THREE use this Track 1 size format.
I think it’s pretty amazing and a lot of fun that the same set of instructions can yield such vastly different quilts. To me, it’s like making soup. The ingredients and proportions will be different for each pot, but the basic structure is the same.