Rabbit Medallion Quilt – 3rd Border

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It has taken me forever to get around to making the 3rd border on my rabbit medallion quilt. Not that the blocks for this border were terribly difficult – they were just churn dash blocks.

churn dash block

But, in my defense, I did have to make 36 of them, and I was getting rather tired of making half square triangles for this quilt, so I put off working on it for a while. But I can now happily say that all of the half square triangles that I have to make for this quilt are complete. Yea!

churn dash block

My points and corners on the blocks aren’t perfect, but I’m very pleased with how this quilt is turning out. It’s just so fun and bright. I know I will enjoy quilting during this dreary winter.

rabbit medallion quilt with 3rd border

But before I can quilt it, I have to add one more 2″ white border and then a 4″ border of 4-patch blocks. They will be easy to put together, let’s just hope that I find the time as the holidays cat take over my life.

rabbit medallion with cat

Do you ever have projects that take way longer than you think they should?

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34 thoughts on “Rabbit Medallion Quilt – 3rd Border”

  1. i think your defense line works – that’s a lot of churn dash blocks! and it can get tiring working on the same shape over and over. at least for me. mixing up projects and letting some rest is good for the creative juices. now that your border is done, it looks great!

    1. Thank you! I still need to add a 2″ white border and then the final border which will be 4-patch blocks, but at least I’m done with HSTs for this quilt.

    1. Thank you Julie. I didn’t win anything in the content, but that’s ok. There were a lot of great quilts, and I was just happy to be able to share mine with everyone.

  2. Most of my projects take too long, mostly because I’m a hand quilter. I used to piece by hand too, now that I have a machine I can trust, that part goes faster, but they still seem to take forever. Mind you, that’s good for me, as my resources are limited; I guess you could say the fun lasts longer this way. I have a Storm at Sea quilt half-pieced, ran out of muslin for the plain pieces and just can’t seem to go get the fabric I need…too busy doing other things.

      1. Oh, that’s probably it. I know myself so well, I try not to start more than 2 projects, so I can trade off if I need a break from one. If I had a bunch of UFO’s lying around I would get so overwhelmed nothing would ever get finished. My mother and sister were both like that–they’d get frustrated or distracted an stuff the current UFO behind the couch. Then when they felt “crafty” again, they’d start yet another project. Never did see anything finished.

        1. Well, I do try to at least go back to stuff. Right now, I really need to get a few things finished though. The UFO pile really is feeling a bit overwhelming, even if some of the UFOs are just ones I need to save $ up to send to the long arm quilter.

  3. This is just sweet, no two ways about it. And as for projects taking longer than I think – all. the. time. But it’s not a race, so that’s okay.

  4. Those blocks look great on your quilt! Love that some have fussy cut centers. Most of my projects feel like they take way longer than they should…but I think that is just par for the course with small kids.

  5. Imperfect points give a quilt character. At least that’s what I tell myself. This is a really wonderful medallion quilt. I really like the borders you chose, keeps the design whimsical like the prints you’ve chosen!

  6. Beautiful quilt and a churndash is one of my favourites! My projects often seem to take longer than they should but then the often change along the way! Thanks for linking up your #scraptastictuesday project!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Lynne. I’m glad you like it. I’ve got one more border to go, which I should really get started on soon, but it’s been too cold and damp for me in my basement lately. (I’m really good at excuses for laziness.) 🙂

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