Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 Medallion-A-Long Overview

Marcelle Medallion by Carolina Anne on Tumblr
used with permission

This year, instead of doing a block of the month, PMQG is leading a medallion-a-long. A medallion quilt features one center block surrounded by a variety of different borders. Each month, we'll share a different border pattern. Follow along and at the end of the year, you'll have a completed quilt!

By Rachel Hauser of Stitched in Color for her Handstitched Class
Used with permission

Medallion quilts are great for using up scraps, so dive into those scrap bins and get creative! 

This will be a great chance to learn some new techniques. We'll offer variants for many of the borders. Paper pieced? Wonky? With cornerstones or without? You decide! 

Group quilt by Stephanie Serrano and Improvi-Robin Season 1 players
Used with permission
  We will introduce new rounds through September and hope that gives people time to finish their quilts by December's meeting, where we will have a mini exhibition of them. The completed quilts should finish around 60 inches square.

Ready to get started? The first step is to make a 16-1/2" center block. A Dresden Plate (which Cath demonstrated at the January guild meeting, using the Easy Dresden ruler) is a good option. Stay tuned for more suggestions, plus tips for enlarging any block!

Please continue to check the Medallion Along page on the blog for the newest round!

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