Girls– it’s been a whole year since I have done a quilt along. Each year I usually do a Round Robin and last year ran away from me and I missed doing it.
This year I have been learning to work in EQ7 and making up a quilt along was one of the goals.
So, I’d like to introduce you to the Medallion Quilt Along. Busy Body.
Here’s a quick look at the finished quilt~
BUSY BODY QUILT ALONG – Medallion style
finished size: 72″ x 72″
While growing up– I think I was a chatter. Apparently I was always worried about others and in their business. I was told countless times by my parents to “Mind my own business” or MYOB…… I was a busy body. haha. I would like to say that things have changed, but I’m really not sure!
The brain is busy now. So maybe it has just transformed into another type of business. Instead of other business….I’m busy with mine.
This quilt is all about being a Busy Body. The fabric- busy. The layout, while in a medallion style layout is a busy one. There are a few stop borders which help the eye rest, but overall….it’s meant to be busy.
If you have followed me for a bit now, you know I don’t play by traditional rules and like to do things a little differently. So, yes there might be a few miss-matched points. I’m not perfect like that, and I’m ok with it. The beauty of the busy fabrics is to allow you a little more freedom with that if you need. (perfect for beginners or those who don’t enjoy unpicking)
If you choose to follow and sew along– dig through your fabrics and find busy prints. We are not worried to much about being matchy matchy (I did use a fat quarter pack so that helped) but it’s not required.
This would be great for mixing up a bunch of Kaffe Faucet fabric….or pull out your randomly bought fabric that doesn’t follow any rhyme or reason- this will work just fine!
The layout of the quilt is medallion style. This means that there is a center block, and then it is surrounded by borders that build on each other. There are a few stop borders and they are symmetrical (meaning they are the same all the way around). This style is great for making sure your quilt is square, not wavy and lets you practice the same block a couple of times. Not just once and done and then you’ll never remember how to sew it again!
Quilt Along Sharing: join here Quilting Resources & Inspiration (totally free) to share your progress and ask questions if you have any.
Sign up for Updates to your email: join here for a special delivery email only for the quilt along. This is a great option for keeping up and not forgetting when and where to find the steps and patterns. Plus at the end there will be a few additional emails to help you with binding, quilting and move you along to maybe a new quilt along as well! Sign up here!
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.
Finished Size: 72″ X 72″
Link for all steps here as well.
October 2 – Final Layout
November 6 – Quilting & Binding Chat
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
Just because this is all on the blog, I get it. You might forget. Things are busy in your sewing room!
So- if you’d like you can sign up for email reminders here: Busy Body Medallion Quilt Along email reminder list.
And– if you are totally looking forward to seeing what the others are sewing up, then you’ll want to join our quilting resources and inspiration community.
Here are my favorite quilting supplies, just in case you are looking for new rulers, mats, or cutters.
For previous round robins you can find them here: Patchwork Posse Round Robins