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.
Stretched 9 Patch ~ Outer Border:
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
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
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.
link the following blog buttons to: http://www.patchworkposse.com/medallion-quilt-along
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.
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.
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!