A simple 2.5 inch border, with or without cornerstones
|Robert Kaufman sponsored guild quilt made with Carolyn Friedlander Botanics fabrics|
Instead of a Block of the Month this year, we are doing a Medallion Along! Join us each month as we introduce a new round. 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.
The June round consists of a simple 2.5 inch border. You can use contrasting cornerstones, pick a cornerstone block pattern of your choice, or omit cornerstones as you like!
Before beginning, your medallion should measure 40.5 inches square.
Option A: With Cornerstones
Cut 4 strips at 40.5 inches x 2.5 inches.
Cut 4 squares at 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches
Attach two of the strips to the left and right of the medallion. Press as you like. Stitch the squares to each end of two of the strips, press.. Attach the strips/cornerstones unit to the top and bottom of the medallion and press as you like. Medallion should now measure 44.5 inches square.
Option B: Without Cornerstones
Cut 2 strips at 40.5 inches x 2.5 inches
Cut 2 strips at 44.5 inches x.2.5 inches
Attach the shorter strips to the left and right of the medallion. Press as you like. Attach the longer strips to the top and bottom. Medallion should now measure 44.5 inches square.
Other options: Select a block of your choice for the 2.5 inch cornerstones (a snowball, 4 patch, HST?)
|Kelly's Medallion, with cornerstones|
|Lisa's Medallion, solid border without cornerstones|