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Rabbit Medallion Quilt – Center & 1st Border

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A few weeks ago, I decided what I wanted to do with the Susybee Bunny Friends Bert & Beatrice Quilt Panel that was hanging out in my stash. I absolutely love how fun this bright bunny print panel is.  I designed a medallion quilt based on the center of the panel.

Rabbit Medallion Center Panel

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I’m now in the process of piecing the top of the quilt.  After cutting out my 16.5″ center, I started piecing hourglass blocks for the first border. Generations Quilt Patterns was super helpful in getting dimensions figured out to make my blocks. I needed to make 24 of the 4″ blocks, but unfortunately, I’m still bad at math, so I made too many blocks. I’ll probably put my leftovers on the back or in a matching pillow.

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Rabbit Medallion Quilt with 1st Border

Have you ever made a medallion quilt? Did you work from a pattern or design it yourself?

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10 Comments

  1. BillieBee on November 3, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Such a sweet quilt!

    • Andrea on November 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you! I hope to be able to share the next border with everyone next week.

  2. Marly on November 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I love the way your quilt is developing. I have made about seven eighths of a medallion quilt from a pattern. Why only seven eighths? Because something went wrong somewhere, and row seven was about 2 inches smaller than row 6, on all four sides. Sometime I will have to start unpicking, but I find the whole thing so depressing. So while I decide, I do nothing! I will probably design one myself, then I’ll just MAKE things fit!

    • Andrea on November 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Could you just add more blocks that match the ones you’ve already done? If that won’t work, maybe make fancy corner stones to make up the extra space? That would be my solution.

  3. Helen @ Till We Quilt Again on November 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I love how bright and cheery this quilt is! Thank You for stopping by and linking up with “Anything Goes Monday”. I am enjoying be a guest host and meeting so many new quilty friends. I just started following through Email and look forward to more of your posts in the future.

    • Andrea on November 3, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much Helen! I really enjoyed learning about your quilting journey on your blog today. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

  4. Emma Thompson on November 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Hi I found you via Lily’s Quilts small blog meet up looks like a bright and beautiful quilt you have designed 🙂

    • Andrea on November 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much Emma! I’m having a lot of fun with this one, even if it isn’t my normal quilting style.

  5. WaggonsWest on February 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    This one is really sweet. I’ve got some bunny fabric awaiting baby quilt inspiration and was looking at medallion quilts… guess who’s popped up! Love it.

    • Andrea on February 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Yea! Showing up in search is a great thing! Thanks for stopping by.

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