In the last post I started the directions for making a Crib/lap size Medallion Quilt.
Step 1 was creating the 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch central focal block for the medallion quilt. This post will include the steps for the concentric strip sets, working in Round, keeping the quilt square. Step 2 and Step 3 can be seen with the central medallion in the picture above.
Step 2: patterned strips
- Cut 2 strips 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches from your jelly roll strips
- Cut 2 strips 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches from your jelly roll strips
- Sew the 9 1/2 inch strips to the 2 sides of the central block. Press
- Sew the 12 1/2 inch strips to the top and bottom of the central blocks. Press
- Trim to 12 1/2 inches square
Step 3: Flying geese strips
- Cut (12) 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch strips from a solid fabric
- Cut (24) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares from 1 jelly roll strip
- Cut 2 corner blocks 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares from a jelly roll strip which contrasts with the jelly roll strip used for the flying geese
- Draw a diagonal line down across each of the (24) 2 1/2 inch squares. Place a square on the right side of the solid rectangle and sew just to the inside (closer the the corner) of the drawn line. Press. Trim seam to 1/4 inch. Repeat on the left side of the rectangle to complete the flying geese block.
- Sew 3 flying geese blocks together on the short ends of the rectangle. Sew 2 of these units to the sides of the quilt
- Sew 1 2 1/2 inch square corner block to each end of the other 2 flying geese units. Press. Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt
- The quilt should now measure 16 1/2 inches square
Step 4: Strips with Fussy Cut Corner Blocks
- Cut (4) 16 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch strips from a solid color
- Fussy cut (4) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 corner blocks from the novelty fabric
- Sew two solid strips to each side of the quilt.
- Sew a corner block to each end of the remaining 2 solid color strips. PressBe careful of the orientation of the design in your fussy cut block if there is a right way up in the pattern.
- Sew the strips with the corner blocks to the quilt. Press.
- The quilt should now measure 20 1/2 inches x 20 1/2 inches
Step 5: Squares with center-strip spacer units
- Cut (44) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares from an assortment of the jelly roll strips
- Cut (4) 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch spacer blocks from a coordinating solid fabric (good use of scraps)
- Sew four units of (5) 2 1/2 square blocks
- Sew (1) 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch spacer blocks to 1 strip of 5 blocks. Then sew another 5 block strip to the other side of the spacer. Make one more unit this way.
- Sew four units of (6) 2 1/2 inch square blocks
- Sew (1) 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch spacer block to 1 strip of 6 blocks. Then sew another 6 block strip to the other side of the spacer block. Make one more unit this way.
- Attach the shorter strips to the sides of the quilt
- Attach the longer strips to the top and bottom of the quilt
- The quilt should measure 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches square
Next week working in the round will be finished and the quilt will be changed into a rectangle.