Hello again C&V readers! Another month brings us yet another border (and our last!) on our mini medallion quilt. Are you sewing along? Don’t forget to show us your minis … Keep sending me links in your comments and tagging me @sewlux on Instagram with #minimedallionqal ! I have really enjoyed seeing all the great versions of this quilt popping up! 🙂
Here’s where we left off last month …
Are you ready for our last border?
Month 6 – Sew Border #5:
Cut the following:
- Label four prints A-D (I’m using two peach & two yellow): Cut FIVE 4″ squares. From Print A & C (both of mine are peach), cut an additional 4″ square. Then cut three 4.25″ squares from each of the four prints.
- From the background: You need two 5″ squares and ten 4.25″ squares.
Sub cut all 4″ squares into half square triangles (cut along one diagonal).
Sub cut all 4.25″ squares into quarter square triangles (cut along both diagonals).
Sew as follows:
Sew two Print A & and two Print C half square triangles to the four background triangles. Press toward the prints and trim to 3.5″ square.
Next, sew 10 quarter square triangles from each print to a background quarter square triangle. Be sure to keep all prints on the RIGHT!
Carefully press toward the print.
Next, sew a pieced half square triangle to a print half triangle. Make sure you reference the downloadable pattern (available at end of post) for which prints to sew together.
You’ll make 10 blocks of each print combination. Carefully trim blocks to 3.5″ square.
Join the blocks into rows as instructed in the downloable pattern.
Attach the borders as instructed in the pattern sheet. I chose to press toward the previous grey border. Since there are a lot of seams, I finger pressed it and then went over with the iron.
You’re all done! Your mini should now measure approximately 36″ square. You’ll need 1-1/4 yards backing and 40″ square batting. Baste and quilt as desired. (I’ll be quilting mine soon!) You’ll need 1/3 yard binding – cut and join four 2.5″ x WOF strips and attach with your favorite method.
Here’s a downloadable file for this month’s border pattern with step-by-step instructions.
I hope you enjoyed making this quilt with me! I ‘ll stop back by in a few weeks and share my quilting on this!
If you are sewing along and sharing on Instagram, tag us @cloverandviolet @cloverandviolet2 and @sewlux and use #minimedallionqal
Happy Sewing! 🙂