Round Robin Mini Medallion

In 2013 my small group did a round robin. We had so much fun we decided to do it again this year. (Here are pictures of finished tops from 2013, as well as my own quilted and bound Triangles quilt.)

This year our large guild’s annual challenge is to create miniature quilts, so we decided to do mini-medallions in conjunction with that. Only six of the nine of us participated this time.

The rules were very simple. Because the guild challenge restricts finished miniature quilts to 18″ or less, our rules do, also. The person who started the quilt was to use a center block finishing at 5″ or less. Each of the three surrounding borders was to have a width of 2″ or less. We also agreed to give each other leeway with these simple rules, as long as the finished work would still be 18″ or less.

At our May meeting we shared the results. Here are photos of four of the finished tops.

Cleanne’s center block.

Karen’s center block. She may add one more border before it is “done.”

Janet’s center block.

My center block! I love it!

The guild challenge is at our July meeting, so our goal is to finish them with quilting, binding, and labels before then. We all found working small very challenging, but we were pleased with the outcome.

7 thoughts on “Round Robin Mini Medallion

  1. KerryCan

    I’d love to see a photo with a yardstick next to the block so I could really see how tiny some of these pieces are! That’s finicky work!

    1. Melanie in IA Post author

      The finished pieces are *about* the same size. For scale, the red and gold half-square triangles in the black log cabin finish at 1″. I made them, so I know they DO actually finish at 1″. 🙂

  2. Doreen

    Wow!!!! They’re all awesome! Definitely a creative challenge. I’ve not participated in a “Round Robin”……maybe someday…………………


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