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Thread: Elisabrat's Medallion Style Quilt Along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Forgot to mention I would applique the design.
    Emma that would be beautiful!! roseirish it doesn't have to be actually a medallion, any quilt block that you want to use it fine or a panel. Just remember the sizes and it will be easier for you to add the borders on each round. If any of you have a favorite border let brat or I know, then everyone can enjoy it and we can make it all together. I have a couple that I am making for a center so will post later on today, looking for a panel that might work also. Then I'll have to make up my mind which one

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    It's your quilt Emma you could use the larger center is you want a bigger quilt, just make the size divisible by 3 1/2" so your borders will be easier.

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    Jaba: Thanks for the tip. Was concerned about how they would fit around the center block. Easy just make 35 inches finished.

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    jaba and Elisabrat, thank you girls for doing this, I've never done a medallion quilt before. I'm excited to be learning something new.

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    If you go to member swaps there are quiet a few round robins going currently: bluebirds, hummingbirds, blue jays and they are all medallion style round robins. I am running one here also called the road runners round robin and we are almost finished. Tlambing has been kind enough to post one of the group shots along the way so you can see how a center starts and progresses throughout the round robin. There are only 9 pages so its easy to see the whole process. Your center can be anything you want. I would say make it easily divisible by 3.5 or 6.5 (I prefer 4.5 and 6.5) so you wont have to be too creative on your corners. some designs fit easily into a round and others run short where you will get adventurous and perhaps put a block in the center to break it up so it hits the corners nicely if you have an odd sized center. Does this make sense? trying to explain this better.
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    I hope all of you ask any and all questions. No such thing as a dumb one this is really a fun thing to make and to see how you can really change up a quilt by using the different borders. I was always using sashing and solid borders now I think wow this could make a very simple looking quilt pull out a very complicated look (fairly easily too) . I am making mine out of fabric and scraps I already own, mixing them with white so they all pull together and it should be a fun sunny quilt (I HOPE!). I will finish my center today and post a pic so you can get an idea of what I will be using. I think there are lot of pretty panels you can trim down to a size that works with this. Also one can put their center on point, to turn the quilt into a much larger one just note that you will be making a whole lot more blocks the bigger the quilt. a 12.5 inch quilt will end up probably around 48" square plus minus depending on the size round you add on. ALSO: at any given point if you feel that your quilt is getting really busy you can chose not to do a round that month but add a simple sashing all around to calm it down .. I like these between the rounds at times so it breaks it up? its all up to you. Get crazy! get wild, throw your hat in the ring and play along with us!
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    The center that you are planning to share, is that pieced? Think this would be good for Christmas fabrics? I've been thinking I would like a Christmas quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Jaba: Thanks for the tip. Was concerned about how they would fit around the center block. Easy just make 35 inches finished.
    It would need to be 36 1/2" unfinished, then it is divisible by 3 1/2, 4 1/2 or 6 1/2"
    Here's 2 of the centers that I have together and need to decide which one or none and start over.Name:  DSCF1740.JPG
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    One is 24 1/2" the other is 18 1/2" square

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    I understand now. The 3.5 size is the unfinished size. Thanks for your patience in explaining.

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    I plan on participating using the peacock embroidery blocks I got from Robert in the monthly block swap.
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