Busy Body Medallion Quilt Along – 2nd Border...

Busy Body Medallion Quilt Along – 2nd Border Quilt Block

Today we are sewing up block #2 in the last border of the Busy Body Medallion Quilt Along!

The progress you all are sharing is awesome!  The medallion quilts are seriously turning out spec-tac.  I love how they are all turning out and can’t wait to see more!  Keep them coming!

Just like the 1st quilt block for the outer border, after you sew this together you will be putting it on point.

The quilt block is the stretch 9 patch.  Notice that the center square is a bit larger than the other 2 pieces….usually they are equal in size.

Also- there are rectangles in the outer edge, not square like a typical 9 patch quilt block.

medallion quilt along busy body quilt

Stretched 9 Patch ~ Outer Border:
Darker fabric:
48 – 2” X 2”
14 – 3 1/2” X 3 1/2”
48 – 3 1/2” X 2”
28 5 1/2” X 5 1/2”

Stretched 9 Patch Quilt Block Instructions:

1) Sew the dark 2” square pieces to either end of 24 background pieces
2) Sew background pieces to either side of the large dark square

2nd block templates 1

3) Sew the three rows together
4) Repeat for a total of 14 quilt blocks
5) Cut the 5 1/2” X 5 1/2” square in half once from corner to corner
6) Sew one triangle to each side of the 9 patch. This will put the 9 patch on point

2nd block templates 2

busy body quilt along border block 1

If you are sewing along and would like to help spread the word– here are some blog buttons you can post and share on your site.

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Skill level: Beginner – Confident Beginner. I really am kind of a lazy stitcher.  I’m not a huge fan of difficult or brain thinking quilt blocks, so for the most part they are simple and a great place to start. Because of the community atmosphere, you are able to get help if you are stuck, ask questions and share a hint.

Technique: There are a few paper piecing blocks, but mostly their is patchwork.  The blocks aren’t too difficult- that is why the beginner skill level.

Price: free!

Pattern Format: blog post format.  You have the option of using the print option at the bottom of the post if you would like a paper version of it.


Materials List

May 2 – Center Block

June 5 – Flower and Stem Border

July 3 – Flying geese and Scrappy Border

August 7 – 1st border block

September 4 – 2nd border block

October 2 – Final Layout

November 6 – Quilting & Binding Chat

If you are sewing along- make sure you post your progress in the quilting fb group.  Can’t wait to see it!

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  1. Phylles

    9 September

    When I click on August 7 1st border block, I am taken to home page.
    How do I get the first border block directions?

  2. Becky

    9 September

    The page and links have been updated. Thank you!

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