Rabbit Medallion Quilt – 2nd Border

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Last week I showed you what I did for the center and 1st border of my Rabbit Medallion Quilt.

Rabbit Medallion Quilt with 1st Border

This week I want to share with you what I did for my second border – the stars with 16-patch centers.


The center section of these 8-inch stars are 16-patch blocks from 1.5″ squares, giving me a finished 4″ 16-patch block. These were simple to make by strip piecing the white background fabric to my colored fabric, cutting those strips into 1.5″ sections and chain piecing them together.

chain piecing

4-patch sections

16-patch sections

Once the centers for the stars were done, I made 2.5″ Half-Square Triangles for the star points. I got the math for the HSTs at Generations Quilt Patterns – that site really is full of good quilt math. They were added around the outside to get all these lovely stars.

star blocks

star block closeup


Once all the star blocks were completed, they were sewn into strips and added to the quilt, just like any other border.

Rabbit Medallion Quilt with 2nd border


rabbit medallion quilt with 2nd border

Really, it has been a lot of fun, though I am starting to hate half square triangles. There are an awful lot of them in this quilt. Is there a block that you’ve made so much you just don’t want to think about it any more?

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  1. bcr8tive on November 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    This came out adorable! Had to stop in & tell you.
    Great job ❤

    • Andrea on November 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks so much! 2 down, 2 to go.

  2. Jessica Nunemaker on November 10, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I love those bright colors. It’s so cute and fun! Nice job. 🙂

    • Andrea on November 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks so much Jessica! Glad to hear from you.

  3. Kaja on November 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Your stars are great and very effective – the whole quilt is looking like a lot of fun.

    • Andrea on November 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you so much Kaja! I’m having a lot of fun making it, even if I am getting a bit tired of half square triangles (there are more of them in the 3rd border).

  4. BillieBee on November 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    How sweet is that!

    • Andrea on November 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks so much Billie! I’m really enjoying working with these bright colors.

  5. Maartje Quilt on November 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I love the colors and your blocks. It looks so cheerfull! I love it!!!
    Love from Amsterdam

    • Andrea on November 11, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you Maartje! The bright colors are certainly helping to keep me cheerful with all of the dreary weather we’ve had lately.

  6. Cindy Dahlgren on November 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    LOL, I dislike HST’s also. It’s a bit better since I got a Bloc Loc ruler for HST’s. If you haven’t tried one, you really should. It make trimming those buggers up much easier. I’m loving your quilt. I may do something like this with some of my panels. I’ll be watching to see how it comes out. Have fun with it. cdahlgren at live dot com

    • Andrea on November 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Cindy! I’m glad I’m not the only one that gets a little frustrated with those little buggers. I may try that bloc loc ruler sometime. In the mean time, working from 2 squares keeps things from being too terribly difficult.

  7. Diana @ Red Delicious Life on November 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    This is just darling! And yes, there are a lot of HSTs, no wonder you’re tired of making them.

    • Andrea on November 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Diana! I am tired of the HSTs, but if I take a couple weeks off I’ll be more than ready to make them again.

  8. Audrey on November 16, 2014 at 10:27 am


    • Andrea on November 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much Audrey. I’m enjoying the process of making it, even with all the HSTs.

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