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Medallion Sew-Along #5 — Final Border Set?

Welcome to Catbird Quilt Studio’s Medallion Sew-Along! This may be the last border set, but you’re not too late to join the fun. Parts 1 through 4 of the Sew-Along, and other resources, can be found under the Medallion Sew-Along tab. To join in and receive updates, just follow this blog.

WINNERS OF THE GIVEAWAY!
First I want to announce the winners of the giveaway. Lorene, Barbara, and Angie The Novice Gardener have captured the prizes. Let’s give them a hearty round of applause!

BORDER HELP AND IDEAS
Design Process — Ideas for 3rd Border AND a giveaway!
AQS Des Moines | Traditional Medallions AND a Giveaway!
AQS Des Moines | Modern Medallions
Design Process — Border Size Problems and Solutions
Design Process — Border Inspirations in a Pattern
Design Process — Ideas for Second Border Set
Design Process — Playing with Ideas for First Border Set
Design Process — EQ7 and Medallion Quilts
Pieced Borders

Below, as always, I have instructions for those doing Track 1 and those doing Track 2. I recommend you read both sets, regardless of your own quilt plan.

To see more, click here!

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AQS Des Moines | Traditional Medallions AND a Giveaway!

It’s been a few days since I posted photos of the modern medallions I enjoyed at the AQS Des Moines quilt show. In the meantime, my husband Jim and I took a short trip to celebrate our anniversary, and we also enjoyed a day with our daughter and young grandson. Family vs. blogging? Family wins, every time.

But I’m back on track to celebrate some beautiful and interesting traditional medallions. They have great ideas for your Medallion Sew-Along borders. And stay with me to the bottom to find out how you can win one of THREE giveaways!

With no further ado, enjoy!

Enchanting Roses by Mary Rossi. Take a look at the last border — the beautiful swag is created with bars, not applique.

Baltimore Surrounded by Sally Noland. Simple diamonds and half-square triangles provide punch.

Miko Rules by Ann Reed. I love the fresh bright pastels. They make this fun, not murky and musty.

Aussie Medallion by Mary Shotwell. All this bordering is done with hourglasses and square-in-a-square. Simple, huh?

To see more quilts, and enter the giveaway, click here!

AQS Des Moines!

Today I’m heading to the AQS Des Moines show with my sister! We both have two classes scheduled, but mostly we’re looking forward to spending time together, immersed in our shared quilting world.

And even better: our other sister will join us in the evening and spend part of tomorrow with us! Rarely do the three of us get together in the same space. So this will be a special treat.

There will be more quilts on display than we can possibly take in, and more vendors with goodies than we can afford.

I’ll look for a few things to move farther on my Medallion Sew-Along projects. And I’ll also look for a few fun things to use for a giveaway here.

You can look for photos from the show and some giveaway information starting next week. If you’re going, I’d love to see your pictures, too!

If you leave a comment, I won’t be able to respond until Saturday. See you then!

Medallion Sew-Along #4 — Third Border Set

Welcome to Catbird Quilt Studio’s Medallion Sew-Along! If you’re just joining us, you’re not too late. Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Sew-Along, and other resources, can be found under the Medallion Sew-Along tab. To join in and receive updates, just follow this blog.

Earlier this week I addressed some of the size issues that arise with quilt borders. They can happen for all kinds of reasons. If you use a border stripe, its width almost surely will leave you with an oddly-sized center. If your piecing isn’t accurate, things can get out of whack. Or maybe you were determined to use every last inch of a perfect fabric. I encourage you to take a look at the post.

Remember as you consider the next borders, my emphasis is on piecing. I’m comfortable with it. However you may want to add applique, curved piecing, or another interesting option.

Below, as always, I have instructions for those doing Track 1 and those doing Track 2. I recommend you read both sets, regardless of your own quilt plan.

To see more, click here!