Image of original quilt posted here.
Used with permission by Cindy Vermillion Hamilton
I fell in love with an antique medallion quilt in the book Medallion Quilts by Cindy Vermillion Hamilton. There is no pattern for it, but, this is the general style of it. I’ll draft 1-2 borders a month in Electric Quilt and post the instructions here.
Join us at any time in making this quilt. Make as many borders as you like. There are 14 borders not including the prairie points. I’m aiming for an 88″ square quilt. It could be a little larger or a little smaller. We’ll see as we start adding the borders.
- Start date is June 2008. Perspective finish date is June 2009.
- Please share your progress photos in the Medallion Quilt-Along Flickr group.
- Here is a line drawing of the quilt if you want to play around with some colored pencils.
- And… a small post on potential yardage requirements.
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1a – June 2008 – Center block – The Center of the Universe – Finished size = 12″
1b – June 2008 – Border 1 – Square in a Square – Finished size = 16″
2 – July 2008 – Border 2 – Alternating Squares & Half-Square Triangles – Finished size = 20″
3a – August 2008 – Border 3 – Stacked Logs – Finished size = 24″
3b – August 2008 – Border 4 – Zig Zag Flying Geese – Finished size = 30″
4 – September 2008 – Border 5 – Half-Square Triangles – Finished size = 34″
5 – October 2008 – Border 6 – Alternating Squares & Half-Square Triangles – Finished size = 38″
6 – November 2008 – Border 7 – Diamonds – Finished size = 44″
7 – December 2008 – Border 8 – Stacked Logs – Finished size = 48″
8a – January 2009 – Border 9 – Zig Zag Flying Geese – Finished size = 56″
8b – January 2009 – Border 10 – Half-Square Triangles – Finished size = 63″
9 – February 2009 – Border 11 – Flying Geese – Finished size = 72″
10 – March 2009 – Border 12 – Alternating Squares & Half-Square Triangles – Finished size = 78″
11 – April 2009 – Border 13 – Stacked Logs – Finished size = 82 1/2″
12 – May 2009 – Border 14 – Half-Square Triangles – Finished size = 87 1/2″
Optional – Prairie Points around the outside edge of the quilt
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I’m anxiously awaiting the last border! This has been a great quilt along and I can’t wait for my quilt group to see what has transpired during the past year!
Thank you so much for sharing your creation and letting me quilt along with you.
WOW!!! Your quilt looks gorgeous! I especially liked the backside pic. 😉 I’m just working on cutting the pieces for the final border today and I think I’ll be a little sad..and a little happy too, that this project has come to an end. Thank you SO much for doing this quilt along Anita! It has been great fun! 🙂
This is a terrific and beautiful scrap busting quilt pattern. Thank you so very much for sharing it with us. Will you be demonstrating the optional praire points? I made those once (long time ago), but it would be great to see you do it.
Thanks Again and Have a Great Week
I have completed my quilt at the lap quilt size. I have used an old blanket in the center and hand quilted it with thick thread. We use it on a new sofa and it is great in these cold winter days in New Zealand. Thank you Anita for your excellent tutorial.
Bravo ! Très joli ! Si j’avais du temps, je le ferais ! Merci ! Amitiés de France.
Thank you so much for sharing the last couple border directions with me early, so I could complete this quilt for my neice’s wedding scheduled for June. Unfortunately, the wedding was cancelled end of May, so I took pictures of it, wrapped it up to save for her when she does find her true love, and I learned so many new techniques from your tutorials… will love to work on another quilt along.. hope one is coming soon!
I am a BRAND new quilter, and this is my first quilt. I started last year and took a break because I was finding the first flying geese border stressful. This year I decided to try again and followed the tutorial from a link on your blog – I’m in love with my quilt. I’m using Liberty fabrics and learning how to make the colours work and just fallen in love with quilting – everyone is so nice! Thank you so very very much
This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog. Check out the American Quilter’s Society blog at: http://www.aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com/
Keep up the beautiful quilting!
I started this last week, two years after you started. Today I wrote about it on my blog:
Maybe someone else wants to start this too?
Thank you for all the wonderful instructions! I’ll let you know about my progress.
I have just found this and intend to make a start following your tutorials. I know it is late but I have only just got the confidence to tackle something this ambitious. Thank you for such wonderful instructions
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My guild is doing this quilt for our sewing project this year. I’m posting pics as I go on my blog http://www.zospecial.wordpress.com. I’m really excited to see it as it grows.
Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world! http://www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
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I started my version of this quilt two years ago. I used as my starting point a panel of the tree of life which I had been wondering how to use. Like one of the other posters I have struggled with flying geese. The first one I did as Seminole as I am treating this quilt as a learning tool and at times it has been a steep learning curve. It’s been very good to trim and tidy my squares as I am rather slap happy.i am wondering whether to stop here with a border or carry on but thank you for this